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LMFM Minor Championship Div 4A Round 1                   14th Aug 2019 Donore

Slane/St. Marys V St. Colmcilles (B)            Ref : Paull Mooney

Final Score     Slane/St Marys 1-3   St Colmcilles (B) 3-16

St. Colmcilles launched their second Minor team in the first round of the LMFM Div 4 championship against a strong Slane/St Marys side who were hoping to build on an excellent Spring League campaign.

The game was played on the well-manicured St Marys pitch on a perfect night for football, between two sets of players who know each other very well, with many playing together on school teams in St Marys Diocesan in Drogheda.

The home team started strongest, playing with the wind in the first half with their well marshalled defence proving difficult to penetrate for St Colmcilles.  The first half was a low scoring affair with both teams evenly matches, however after Slane/St Marys lost one of their players to a red card from referee Paul Mooney, St. Colmcilles managed to find more space in attack and finished the first half leading Slane/St. Marys by 1-2 to 1-4.

In the second half, the game opened out and with the assistance of the wind and an extra man in defence delivering quick ball, the excellent St. Colmcilles forwards began to take advantage and found their range with some well taken long range points.

The visiting side grew in confidence, making the most of the extra man to win on a scoreline of Slane/St Marys 1-3   St Colmcilles (B) 3-16.

Team:

Evan Kelly, Daniel Dalton, James French, Robert Tanner, Josh McLoughlin, Eoin Gillick, Evan Morgan, Eoghan McCloughan, Christian Finlay, Oisin Murphy, Conor Farrelly, Brian Butler, Tadhg Bennet (C), Danny Ehicoya, Fiachra McNabb, Liam Kelly, Cian O’Connell

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