Ballylongford GAA   28/05/2018


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Friday 25th May at The Rovers Return

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Senior County League

Ballylongford 2-11  Skellig Rangers 0-14.

Ballylongford collected their first points in the County League with a hard earned victory over Skellig Rangers at O’Rahilly Park in perfect conditions.

The sides were evenly matched in the early exchanges and stood at three points apiece after seven minutes with Ciaran O’Connor getting the scores for the homeside while the full forward line of Skellig were all on the scoresheet.

From this stage to half time it was Skellig who did most of the scoring as they took a foothold at centre field in particular they were first to any breaking ball which left them with a six point lead at half time.

Kenneth Foley volleyed over from close range and Tadhg McEllistrim who was excellent at midfield scored from an acute angle to leave the half time score.

Ballylongford 0-5 Skellig Rangers 0-11.

Ballylongford upped their intensity in the second half with the defence holding their opponents to three points and a much improved effort on the breaking ball from all players.

Joe McCarthy and Ciaran O’Connor kicked over two points in the opening two minutes before Jack Mulvihill with the score of the game which was the turning point collected the ball near the sideline and showed his markers a clean pair of heels as he drove towards the goals and finished to the net to leave the minimum between the sides.

For the next ten minutes neither side troubled the scoreboard until Seanie Kennelly with two quick points put Ballylongford into the lead for the first time in the game.

Diarmuid Keating replied with a point for skellig before Joe McCarthy scored Ballys second goal finishing off a good passing move.

Ciaran and Diarmuid Keating kicked over two points for skellig while Matt O’Connor who had a solid game at centre back finished out the scoring with a fine point.

Referee Mike Joy.