Minor Football League playoff: Clonmore 1-12 MLR 2-12

November 8, 2018

Well done to the 13 lads who turned up for this late season game and put in a battling performance.  The game was played with 13-a-side teams which is allowed under the league rules.
MLR scored an early goal in the second minute but then Clonmore took over and with the on-fire Dale McNamara scoring six points from all angles led by 0-8 to 1-2 on 24 minutes. Unfortunately, MLR got another late goal to give them a flattering half-time lead of 2-4 to 0-8.

There was never much between the teams throughout the second half. Further points by Enda McGrath, Anthony Byrne (long distance free), Dale (2) and a fine goal by Andrew Byrne left just one point between the teams on 49 mins – 2-10 to 1-12. Two points from MLR in the 50th and 53rd minutes left a goal between the sides when the Ref blew the final whistle.
Team: Mark A Byrne, Joe Hickey, Tom Cashin, Jordan Kane, Martin Doyle, Enda McGrath (0-1), Mark D Byrne, Anthony Byrne (0-1f), Dale McNamara (0-8, 3f), Jordan Walsh (0-1), Adam Byrne (0-1), Andrew Byrne (1-0), James Shannon.
PHOTO: Dale McNamara put in great performance against MLR, scoring 8 points.