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FL Div 3 Round 3- FT Score: St Patricks 1.13 Grange 2.7

posted 20 Apr 2015, 03:38 by PRO St Pats,Tullow,Carlow

The third round of the Div 3 league took place on Tuesday 14th April for St Patricks at home to local rivals Grange. Grange were ahead at half time on a score line of 2.3 to 0.6 with Fionn Murphy’s direct carrying of ball towards the Pats goal the difference between the two teams in the opening thirty. Padraig O’ Halloran was the target for all of the Grange kick outs and caught most of them, the big man showing great hands under the high ball. Padraig Murphy kicked two points in the first half with Darren Butler also chipping in with a lovely point to keep the home side in touch.

St Pats outscored Grange in the second half by 1.7 to 0.4 with Willie Doran their main man in the second half. He caught ball and battled hard against O’Halloran while also managing to kick four points, one of them a peach from the outside of the his right boot from 40 yards. Grange fought hard, with John Doyle driving them on from half back and with five minutes left the game was level. Pats went ahead with a Paul Shepard point, and when Grange goalie Jack Teehan was dispossessed in his square Paul Rooster Rooney finished the ball to the roof of the net and gave the Pats men a four point lead with only 2 minutes remaining, Grange when unable to claw back this lead.

Best for Grange were Ned Pender, Padraig O’Halloran and Fionn Murphy. For the winners Jamie Ansboro, Padraig Murphy and Nicky Nolan put in a great hour, Willie Nolan(who kicked three great points) and Doran battled hard at midfield and showed great composure in front of goal. These teams will no doubt meet again later in the year with many players to come back for both sides. The bragging rights go to the Tullow lads for now, but there are bigger games to come in the Summer!

Pats Team: J. Tobin, G. Maxwell, F. Wallace, L. Kavanagh, J. Ansboro, N. Nolan, L. Byrne, W. Doran(0.4), W. Nolan(0.3), P. Sheppard(0.2), P. Murphy(0.2), D. Butler(0-1), D. McMahon, P. Rooney(1.1), L. O’Toole.

Subs used; S. Comerford.Div 3 Round 3- FT Score: St Patricks 1.13 Grange 2.7