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SFLD1 C/M 3.15 Coolera 1.07
22/04/2019 12:47:00
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Report: Brian Marren. In Round 2 of the 2019 Fureys Coaches Division 1 Football League, Coolaney/Mullinabreena took on Coolera/Strandhill in Nace O Dowd Park. In what was a clash of the two beaten Semi Finalists from last years Championship, and a preview of what could be a pivotal group match in this year’s instalment, Coolaney/Mullinabreena inserted their dominance over their would be rivals with a resounding 3.15 to 1.07 victory. Points from Wing-Forward Niall Connolly, Corner-Forward Kieran Finan and Captain Nathan Mullen helped Coolaney/Mullinabreena jump out to a commanding lead before Shane O’Brien slipped the ball underneath Coolera/Stranhill keeper Keelan Harte to bring the score to 1-04 to no score. Within the space of ten minutes, Coolera/Strandhill were left with a mountain to climb, as Coolaney/Mullinabreena moved in for the kill. Dominant in Midfield, Coolaney/Mullinabreena kept their Opposition penned inside their own half for large parts of the game, and made their advantage in territory pay dividends, with scores from 18-year-old Gavin Gorman, et al stretching their lead. But for Sligo Inter County captain Niall Murphy, who engineered two scores to get Coolera/Strandhill off the mark, this could have been a thoroughly comprehensive rout for the men in blue. It served as little more than window dressing, as despite another point from full forward Barry O Mahoney, Coolaney/Mullinabreena took a commanding 10-point lead into the changing room at halftime, the score 1-10 to 0-03. The second half was an altogether more cagey affair, less blitzkrieg more trench warfare, as Coolera/Strandhill made their last stand in this game. After scores from Gary Cadden, and in particular a goal from talisman Murphy, whose Rocket from the 21 flew past Lorcan Callaghan in the Coolaney/Mullinabreena net, it seemed that the second half would not be the procession in appeared to be. All hopes of a comeback however were firmly put to bed when substitute Darren Coleman finished off a well worked team move moments after Murphy’s Strike. From there Coolaney/Mullinabreena would canter home, with a goal from Gavin Gorman providing the exclamation point on the contest. Up next for Coolaney/Mullinabreena is Tubbercurry on Friday night in Kilcoyne Park, in what will be a barnstormer of a match, with Coolaney/Mullinabreena seeking retribution after their exit from last years Championship at the hands of their opponents. Final Score:3.15 to 1.07. Team: 1. Lorcan Callaghan 2. David Barrett 3. Stephan Barrett 4. Eamonn Gorman 5. Conor McCormack 6. Aidan Coleman 7. Anthony Walsh 8. Declan McCormack 9. Sean Gorman (0-1) 10. Stephan Connolly(0-1) 11. Nathan Mullen(0-2) 12. Niall Connolly (0-1) 13. Kieran Finan ( 0-6) 14. Shane O’Brien (1-0) 15. Gavin Gorman (1-03) Substitutes: Niall O Dowd, Darren Coleman(1-0) Cian O Dowd, Conor Feely, Shane Marren, Shane Gormalley.

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