Edenderry Draw With Shannonbridge

November 8, 2018


Last Wednesday Edenderry and Shannonbridge played out a draw in the Senior Football relegation play-off at Walsh Island on a scoreline of 0-10 apiece.

Basil Malone opened the scoring for Edenderry with a brilliant point after good work up the sideline by Mark Young and Cillian Farrell. Shannonbridge then scored a point from a free, before Basil Malone put Edenderry back in front with a free, which was awarded for a foul on Cillian Farrell. Shannonbridge levelled again, before Keith McGuinness scored Edenderry’s third point of the game with a good shot. Cillian Farrell then scored the next point, after Sean Pender won possession in the full-back line and passed to Martin Keogh, who passed to Stephen Guing, who passed to Cillian who kicked a brilliant point. Basil Malone then kicked the next two points, both from frees. Cillian Farrell scored Edenderry’s fifth point without reply, after good work from Stephen Guing, Colm Byrne and Adrian Mahon. However Shannonbridge finished the half stronger than Edenderry, and scored three points without reply, two from play and one from a free, to leave just two points between the teams at the break.

Halftime, Edenderry 0-07 Shannonbridge 0-05.

At the start of the second half, Edenderry were forced into a number of changes. Firstly Peter Manley was introduced as a blood-sub in place of Shane Kelly, but then Colm Byrne got injured and instead of Shane coming back in for Peter Manley, he came back on for Colm. Then Daniel Moloney got injured, and was replaced by Conor O’Donoghue. Shannonbridge then kicked the opening two points of the second half, before Edenderry settled when Basil Malone landed a long range free. Keith McGuinness followed with a very good point, before Martin Keogh fisted the ball over the bar to leave Edenderry three points in front. Shannonbridge kicked a point from a free, before chaos ensued when the referee informed players that the scores were level. After a number of irate Edenderry players and management told the referee that Edenderry were in fact two points in front, he consulted with his linesmen and umpires who all gave him the right score. Eventually when played resumed, Shannonbridge went on the attack, it wasn’t long before they were level when they were awarded two frees which they converted. Edenderry had the chance to win the game before the end, when Peter Manley sent a shot wide from a goal attempt, when fisting the ball over the bar would have a better option.

Edenderry had some excellent performances from Dan Moloney (before he got injured), Brian Quinlan, Sean Pender, Martin Keogh and Basil Malone. Edenderry will play Gracefield in the last match of the relegation play-off’s. Anything better than a four point loss would be good enough to keep Edenderry’s Senior status again for 2010. At time of writing the fixture has not been made.

Team: Brian Quinlan; Wayne Mooney, Daniel Moloney, Sean Pender; Mark Young, Colin McNamara, Colm Byrne; Shane Connell, Stephen Guing; Martin Keogh (0-1), Basil Malone (0-5), Shane Kelly; Adrian Mahon, Keith McGuinness (0-2), Cillian Farrell (0-2).

Substitutes: Peter Manley, Conor O’Donoghue, Adrian Bryan, Diarmuid Meleady.

Referee: Martin Carthy.