Juniors beaten. Tourmakeady 2-14 Mayo Gaels 1-10

November 8, 2018

Tourmakeady 2-14 Mayo Gaels 1-10
Our junior team travelled to the shores of Lough Mask on Saturday evening but came away empty handed. A lethargic first half performance where they found themselves twelve points down at one stage proved to be their ultimate down fall. Tourmakeady started brightly with two points from play in the opening two minutes. The Gaels replied with a free by Stephen Murphy after seven minutes. The home side then completely took over for the next twenty minutes and rattled off 2-6 with the only Gaels reply being a James McGing point to leave the score 2-8 to 0-2. The Gaels finished the half with two points a Stephen Murphy free and a Damien Quinn effort from play to leave the home side ten clear at half time 2-8 to 0-4.
The second half saw a much improved Gaels performance even though signs looked ominous as Tourmakedy kicked a free from the throw in. Over the next twenty minutes the Gaels played all the football to register 1-5 with Tourmakeady only managing a single reply. The scores all came from play with two from Neil McGurrin and one each from Damien Quinn, Niall Brett and Joe Walsh. McGurrin fired a fine goal to cut the lead to four 2-10 to 1-9. The effort required to get back into the game took its toll and the locals closed out the game with four points in the final minutes with the Gaels managing a final effort from James McGing, The final score was Tourmakeady 2-14 Mayo Gaels 1-10.
Mayo Gaels team: Dermot Browne, Enda Staunton, Paul Walsh, Keith Malee, Stuart McLoughlin, John Sloyan, Alan Prendergast, Joe Walsh (0-1), James McGing (0-2), Liam Duggan, Damien Quinn (0-2), Neil McGurrin (1-2), Stephen Murphy (0-2, 2f,) PJ Larkin, Alan Morris. Subs. Noel Quinn for Enda Staunton, Niall Brett (0-1) for Alan Morris.