Intermediate team end O'Mara Cup campaign with defeat. Mayo Gaels 0-7 Hollymount 2-13

November 8, 2018

Mayo Gaels 0-7 Hollymount 2-13

Our intermediate team ended their O’Mara Cup campaign with defeat at home to Hollymount at a wet and windy Abbey Park on Sunday. After a disappointing display by the home side they lost out on a score line of Mayo Gaels 0-7 Hollymount 2-13.

Hollymount made a flying start and had 1-3 on the board after fifteen minutes. They could have had at least another two goals through slack defending were it not for fine saves by goalie Paul Mannion. The Gaels briefly woke up and Damien Quinn got their first point of the game from play. But Hollymount responded with three further points from play to stretch their lead to eight points. A Jonathan Morrin free and another point from play by Damien Quinn were the final acts of the first half to leave the halftime score Mayo Gaels 0-3 Hollymount 1-6.

As in the first half Hollymount were the much sharper at the start of the second half and they kicked four points from play to lead by ten points. Damien Quinn was the only forward providing any resistance and he kicked two further one from play and one from play. Hollymount again responded to the Gaels scores and hit a further 1-2 from play. The Gaels had two late consolation scores through Damien Quinn and Danny Burke frees. After another disappointing display by the Gaels the final score was Mayo Gaels 0-7 Hollymount 2-13.

Mayo Gaels team: Paul Mannion, Alyn Brett, Dermot Browne, Anthony Byrne, Brian Adams, Adrian Heneghan, Mark Nally, Sean Boyle, James Fallon, Niall Brett, Jonathan Morrin (0-1, 1f), Jonathan Griffin, Damien Quinn (0-5, 2f), Danny Burke (0-1, 1f), Neil McGurrin. Subs: Cathal Vahey for Mark Nally, Michael Hurst for Jonathan Morrin, Stephen Gibbons for Neil McGurrin.