Eastern Gales Vs The Neale

November 8, 2018

Eastern  Gaels   V   The Neale  21-03-09

Played in good conditions the Neale played Eastern Gaels in the special junior league last Saturday.  Paddy Hopkins opened the scoring with a well taken point in the first minute, which was followed by a point from a free by Simon Ryan in the 4th minute. Two excellent points by the hard working Robert Holian both from difficult angles was followed by a point from Mike Fleming to leave the Neale 5 points ahead after the first quarter. Eastern Gaels replied with two pointed frees however the Neale pushed on again  with two frees from Simon Ryan and two well worked points from Hopkins and Fleming to leave the Neale 9—2 ahead at half time. The feature of the half was a litany of poor wides from the Neale team.

In the second half Eastern Gaels completely dominated proceedings and the Neale failed to score for the thirty minutes. Robert Holian stood out for the Neale team on a day when few impressed. Daragh Walsh  and James Fahy on his introduction had there moments. The Neale lined out as follows:  Keith Hennelly, Ciaran Hughes, John Heskin, James Biggins, Daragh Walsh, Pat Casey( capt), Padraig Mc Grath, Eoin Hughes, Donal Hughes, Peter Cosgrave,  Robert Holian(0—02), Paul Killeen, Paddy Hopkins (0—02, 1 free), Mike Fleming(0—02), Simon Ryan (0—03,3 frees). Subs: James Fahy for James Biggins and Neil O’ Brien for Padraig Mc Grath.