ACFL Division 7
Ballinagore 2-07 St. Loman's 2-07
Ballinagore played their first game in this division on Sunday last in Lakepoint Park. Ballinagore opened the scoring with a pointed free after 5 minutes. This was followed by a goal where the St. Loman's keeper dropped a long distance Ciarán Carey shot. St. Loman's scored the following two points but from there on Ballinagore took control with some great points from Ciaran Carey, Declan Claffey and Shane Heraty along with another goal from the fist of William Gavin, following a long delivery from Brian Sheerin. This left the half time score at 2-05 to 0-02 in our favour with the breeze to face into in the second moiety.
The second half was a tighter affair and St. Loman's had the majority of the possession for large parts. They goaled from a penalty shortly into the half and slowly whittled away our lead. A good goal with ten minutes left reduced the margin to one point. Shortly after the sides were level. Things were not looking good for us, however some good passages of play followed and Ciarán Carey was on hand twice to put two points between the sides, the second a lovely kick from a tight angle. With time almost up, St. Loman's persevered and they were rewarded with two late points to snatch a draw. There were some sterling peformances in the full and half-back lines and we would expect this team to build on this result and have more belief in themselves.
Team: Mark Doyle, Robert Gannon, Pat Heduan, Mark King, James Keegan, James Sheerin, Kieran Deegan, Pierce Corcoran, Ciarán Carey (Capt.) 1-3, Brian Sheerin, Shane Heraty 0-2, (1 free), Kevin Gannon, William Gavin 1-0, Ian Seery, Declan Claffey 0-2. Subs: Jason Kiernan for William Gavin, Paul Seery
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