Juniors beat Clonmore in League

November 8, 2018

Edenderry juniors recorded their fourth win from four games with a four point win over near neighbours Clonmore Harps. The reds were short a host of players but the fifteen men that took to the field done the red shirt proud.

Edenderry started the brightest and took an early with a Mark Young pointed free. Dan Ryan then pointed for the reds and Edenderry seemed to have a good grip on the game but Clonmore responded well and battled hard and with their first real chance Adrian Foy finished the ball to the back of the net. Clonmore soon added their first point of the game before Martin Keogh got his first of the day for Edenderry. The score was now 1-1 to 0-3 points but a mistake in the Edenderry backline lead to another Clonmore goal. The harps enjoyed a period of possession and tagged on two more points before three points from Mark Young, two from free’s reduced the deficit to 2-3 to 0-6. With half time approaching Clonmore scored another two points but also were awarded a penalty after Colm Cummins fouled in the square. Luckily for the reds the penalty struck the post and was cleared by Stephen Murphy.
The half time score reading 2-5 to 0-6.

Edenderry started the second half on top and playing down the hill certainly helped matters. Mark Young pointed twice more for Edenderry, one from a free to leave just two points between the sides. Some great play had Edenderry well on top at the stage and when Dan Nolan took a pass on the run he slotted over from 35 yards out which left the minimum between the sides. Edenderry had all the possession at this stage but had to make it count and did just that when they worked the ball up the field with John Gorman passing to Dan Nolan who played through Mark Young who finished to the back of the net. Mark soon added his seventh point of the game before a moment of magic from Brendan ‘Mucky’ McCabe put the reds in a commanding lead. With a long ball played in in front of McCabe, he flicked the ball into the air and with his back to goal ‘mucky’ struck a volley which nestled straight into the top corner leaving the goalkeeper rooted to the spot. (see Thierry Henry goal vs Man Utd). Martin Keogh then scored a great point for the reds from 40 yards before Clonmore staged a mini revival, scoring three points. Martin Keogh once again pointed for the reds taking his tally to three points before Clonmore rounded off their scoring for the day. There was one more score in the game which came when Dan Ryan picked the ball up on the top left handside of the field and shot from distance scoring a great point.

Overall this was a great win for the juniors who have now a 100% record in the league so far this season and remain on course to retain their title. On the day best for Edenderry were Martin Keogh, Mark Young, Stephen Abbott, Diarmaid Meleady and David Farrelly.

Colin Dunne, Diarmaid Meleady, Pat Moloney, Gary Blong, Stephen Abbott, Stephen Murphy, Johnny Blong, Dan Nolan(0-1), Colm Cummins, John Gorman, Martin Keogh(0-3), Mark Young(1-7), Dan Ryan(0-2), David Farrelly, Brendan McCabe(1-0)