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FL Div 5 Semi Final St Pats 1-13 Fighting Cocks 1-11

posted 7 Jun 2016, 01:47 by PRO St Pats,Tullow,Carlow

Well this evening was certainly a great one. Great weather and an even better game of football. The cocks started the game firing on all cylinders landing the ball over the 3 times in the opening 10 minutes. Our men struggled to get it between the sticks plenty of chances... Finally Michael Byrne stuck the ball right over the centre spot with a fine free from 30 yards out. The cocks kept their side of the board ticking away they could get 2 points before we would reply. 20 minutes in cocks 0-6 to pats 0-3 still anybody's game. A break away ball and the cocks men were heading straight in on the pats goal when full back Anthony Moran did his best to deny them any more ground only to give away a penalty. You can be sure they found the back of the net with Jamie Garry standing no chance saving this well taking shot. We answered back with a point but found ourselves with a lot of work to do in the second with the score cocks 1-7 pats -0-4. Reading this now you would probably wright us out cocks seemed to strong to handle... Never count out a St pats team we opened the second with the goal of the season in every grade of football 20 yards out from goal far side of the posts Captain Lorcan O Toole had one thought on his mind BACK OF THE NET top corner 2 goal keepers wouldn't have stopped this shot. This was the turning point in the game we drove on for there with big leaders in the team such as Anto  Moran Peter Fitzgerald Allan O Niell driving the lads on. There was no shortage of heart, determination and the want to win. This game was neck in neck with 15 minutes 1-9 a piece 1-10 a piece 10 minutes to go St pats pulled away Allan O Niell with a fine score Ben Hade with one of his own but the best of the lot was veteran Peter Fitzgerald scoring a screamer of point after working all the way up from centre. The game finish St pats 1-13 Fighting Cocks 1-11. This report doesn't do this game justice both teams giving it everything for their clubs and team mates. It really was one of those had to be there games. Luckily tonight was our night and we are IN THE DIVISION 5 FINAL.

Well done lads and management. You couldn't really pick a man of the match because everybody gave it everything but two guys who worked extremely hard were Allan o Niell and Rory Jones.The club are extremely proud. Best of luck in the Final C'mon ST PATS 

TEAM as follows
J Garry
G Maxwell
A Moran
A Maher
R Jones
P Fitzgerald 0-1
L Byrne
A O Niell 0-1
J O Connor
J Byrne
J Kenny 0-3
L O Toole 1-2
B Hade 0-3
M Byrne 0-2
A Campbell 0-1
Sub's used L Coleman, W O Brien