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Division 3 Rd 4 Div 3 - Old Leighlin 2-7 St Patrick’s 2-8

posted 5 May 2017, 00:36 by PRO St Pats,Tullow,Carlow
This game was played in Old Leighlin on Tuesday 25/04/17 on a chilly evening. St Pats started the brighter, and aided by a first half breeze had a 1-6 to 1-4 lead at the interval. Eoin O’Toole got the goal; however, the Tullow side would feel they should have been further ahead at the break with some great running by Farrell on the wing.

The second half opened well for Pats as Hanley found the net within 2 minutes of the restart followed by a pointed free from O’Toole. Old Leighlin came back into it and got the equalising score to make it 2-7 each with 4 minutes remaining. Tullow sub Owen Doyle kicked what turned out to be the winning score. Old Leighlin had a 45’ at the death to draw level but hit the post.

The St Pats full back line of Conor Murphy, Kavanagh and Gahan were solid throughout, while James Tobin made a few crucial saves. Nolan kicked 3 points from midfield with Ross Hanley impressing most in the forwards. That’s 2 wins from 4 matches, and with 3 games left we will need at least 2 wins to secure a semi final spot. We take on Leighleinbridge next Tuesday in round 5 of Div 3. There is no Div 5 game this week. With a few keys players missing tonight for work, injury and county commitments, the season is starting to take shape for Stephen Murphy’s charges and a good panel is forming.

It’s always good to get a win under the belt in the first night out in new jerseys, and the club thanks Woodlawn Development once again for sponsoring our team for 2017.

Team; James Tobin, Conor Murphy, Lee Kavanagh, Rob Gahan, Darren Butler, Jamie Ansbro, Jack Ryan, Stephen Nolan(0-3), Allan O’Neill, Garreth Fitzgerald, Ross Hanley(1-1), Eoin O’Toole(1-1), Jamie Farrell, Jack Ryan, Padraig Murphy, Garreth Fitzgerald(0-1), Julian Strain(0-1).

 David Tobin for Eoin O’Toole, Owen Doyle(0-1) for Darren Butler.