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Division 5 Rd 3 Ballon 4-13 St Patricks 1-9

posted 5 May 2017, 00:35 by PRO St Pats,Tullow,Carlow
Played in Ballon on Thursday 13/4/17, Mick Hade’s team took the field for the third round of the league. This was a closer game than the score suggested but the Ballon full forward did all the damage. Scores win games, and especially goals. We need to improve, there are just too many mistakes were made. It was great to see Sid Hogan back on the field after a head injury 2 weeks ago kicking 2 points from wing back. Julian Strain (the new barber in town!) continues to improve while Nolan and Fitzgerald once again worked well in midfield. A few more scores should have been taken in the forward line, but many chances were created with some good link play and if we can convert more we will start getting points on the table. Noel Goss, who is our longest serving player in the club, found the net after his late introduction.

Every player who was 17 or older on 1st Jan 2017 should be pushing to play Div 5 and Div 3 football. There are plenty of young players in the club who will improve our teams, along with the ones who have already burst onto the scene with such good effect this year. The club are training at 6pm on Sat and all players are expected to start putting football to the fore.

The club have also decided that our minor team will be the ones receiving the FREE kit we won in the Lidl online competition; a pair of shorts, socks and training top will be presented to all of the minor football panel (which included some fine footballers from ages 15 up to 18). This presentation will be done over the next fortnight.

Div 5 Team; Jeremy Berry, Blain Cosgrove, Conor Murphy, Gary Maxwell, Paul Sheppard, Julian Strain, Stephen Hogan (0-2), Stephen Nolan(0-3), Gareth Fitzgerald (0-1), David Tobin (0-2), Lorcan O’Toole (0-2), Brian Kenny, Jamie Garry, Robert Byrne, Cillian Fludgate.

Sham Comerford for Fludgate HT, Noel Goss(1-0) for Nolan 47mins.