Minors Go Down To St Vincent's

November 8, 2018

St Vincent’s……3-10

Last Friday evening Edenderry hosted St Vincent’s in the third round of the minor football championship. After a tough game St Vincent’s emerged victorious by seven points on a scoreline of 3-10 to 0-12.

St Vincent’s got off to the best possible start when they had the ball in the back of the net shortly after throw-in, when a great shot was sent to the top corner of the net. A couple of minutes later Edenderry could have been level, only for the St Vincent’s goalie to make a good save to deny Shane Forde a goal. St Vincent’s then went downfield to score a very good point, to go four in front. Edenderry opened their account when Sean Doyle set up Mark Young for a very good point. Ciaran Hurley added a second point shortly after, before St Vincent’s added three points in a row, two from play and one 45 metre free. Mark Young then went on a powerful run from midfield and passed to Philip Farrell, who then sent over a very good point. Shane Forde then kicked three points in a row. The first point was from a tight angle, the second came from a free, and the third came as a result of Philip Farrell kicking a long free to Daniel Nolan who broke the ball in front of the goals, and Shane Forde kicked the ball over the bar from the ground. St Vincent’s kicked two more points before halftime, both from frees, to regain their goal advantage.

Halftime, Edenderry 0-06 St Vincent’s 1-06.

At the start of the second half Edenderry almost leveled the game, when Mark Young drove the ball narrowly wide after a good run. The first score of the second half came from Daniel Nolan who won possession in midfield, and went on a run before he kicked a very good point. Sean Doyle then sent over another point shortly after to reduce St Vincent’s lead to a single point. But then in a moment of chaos in the Edenderry defence, St Vincent’s got through for a goal to go four points in front. The Edenderry management then introduced Conor Brereton for Peter O’Neill, before Sean Doyle kicked his second point of the game. Ciaran Hurley added a good point for Edenderry, but it could have been more, as seconds earlier the St Vincent’s goalie made an excellent stop from Sean Doyle. Edenderry then made another change with Shane Delaney coming in for Daniel Ryan. Mark Young scored his second point of the game, when his powerful shot went just over the bar when it could have been a goal. St Vincent’s then kicked two excellent points from play, before Philip Farrell sent over a free which was awarded for a foul on Sean Doyle. Edenderry were forced to make blood sub when Peter O’Neill came back in for James Mackey, and shortly after that Andrew Forde came in for the injured Daniel Nolan. St Vincent’s then finished out the game, adding a goal and two points to run out winners by seven points.

Edenderry will be very disappointed with this result, as they spurned a lot of chances early in the game, while they got very sloppy in the second half to allow St Vincent’s in for some handy scores.

Team: Ciaran Cummins; Shane Steel, Daniel Moloney, Shane Cronin; James Mackey, David Hanlon, Jamie Daly; Mark Young (0-2), Daniel Nolan(0-1); Shane Forde (0-3), Philip Farrell (0-2), Peter O’Neill; Sean Doyle (0-2), Ciaran Hurley (0-2), Daniel Ryan.

Substitutes: Conor Brereton, Shane Delaney, Andrew Forde.

Referee: Eddie Dunne.