Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA PRO Notes

November 8, 2018

Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAANotes July 11th 2011




Coolaney/Mullinabreena 0.11  Drumcliffe 1.08


Coolaney/Mullinabreenaand Drumcliffe shared the spoils in this round two intermediate championshipgame played at Coola last Saturday evening. Both side accepted the point asfair and indeed parity was a just outcome for this hard fought encounter. Thefinal score read Drumcliffe 1.08 C/M 0.11.


Both sidestraded scores early on as this game settled into a tight, physical affair withlittle or no space afforded for open football. Frees from O’Brien and Finanfollowed by the score of the day from Enda Kivlehan saw C/M lead three pointsto two after fourteen mins. Drumcliffe then hit a purple patch notching a goaland three points to lead 1.05 to 0.3 on twenty five mins. The goal resultedfrom a free that dropped short on the edge of the square before being flickedto the net. C/M responded with points from E Kivlehanand Finan to leave it 1.06 to 0.5 at the interval.


The secondperiod resumed in similar fashion with the sides sharing possession and twofurther added points each left it 1.08 to 0.7 after fifteen mins. C/M seemed togrow in stature from this juncture and began to control proceedings. Theygradually pegged back the gap scoring the last four points of the matchunanswered. Three of these were from the boot of Finan whilst Conor Gormanchipped in also. Indeed C/M were the team looking most like winning near theend before ref Malachy Maher blew for the conclusion leaving the sidesdeadlocked.


Best forC/M were Cian O’Dowd and Ray Connolly at the back whilst Kieran Finan, EndaKivlehan and Declan McCormack performed well in attack. There was a lot to belearned from this gritty type performance which will no doubt advance thisyoung side considerably. Next up is St. Farnans next Saturday in Enniscrone at6pm. Another battle lies ahead no doubt. 


Team: FrancisBrennan, Shane Kivlehan, Sean Gorman, Shane Marren, Conor Gorman(0.1), CianO’Dowd, Colin Connolly, Brendan Coleman, Ray Gallagher, Enda Kivlehan(0.2), KieranFinan(0.6,2f), John McGowan, Declan McCormack, Shane O’Brien(0.2f), EoghanO’Dowd. Subs: Raymond Connolly for Colin Connolly, Criostoir Davey for EoghanO’Dowd, Darren Coleman for John McGowan, Barry O’Dowd, Kieran Doddy, AndyBacon, Aidan Coleman, Colin Marren, Stephen Barrett.




Our minorside lost out to Shamrock Gaels last week in the league. Their last league gameis against Calry on Thursday July 14th at Nace O’Dowd Park at 7pm.




Our U-16side play against away to Easkey/St Farnans in the championship on Monday July18th at 7pm.




Our U14team had a good win over St.Pats in the B championship last week. Final scorewas 7.10 to 4.08.




The clubwishes to extend sympathy to the Roddy family on the death of Joe Roddyrecently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.