The Neale V Kilmaine

November 8, 2018

> The Neale put in one of there best performances of the season to earn
> a well merited draw with Kilmaine in Cong last Saturday evening. Two
> Paul Doherty points in the 3 rd and 4 th minute got Kilmaine off to
> the perfect start. After some bad wides the Neale began to settle and
> Paddy Hopkins from a free opened there account. Simon Ryan from an
> acute angle, Clive Casey from way out on the right and Hopkinsb from
> another free left the Neale 4 points to 2 ahead with twelve first half
> minutes remaining. Brian Shaugnessy after a lapse of twenty minutes
> fired over a fine Kilmaine point. The Neale responded well and two
> frees from Ryan and Hopkins pushed them three points clear with only
> five minutes left. From here to half time Kilmaine took over and
> scored four unanswered points from Doherty(2), O’ Dea and Burke to see
> them lead 7 pints to 6 at half time.
> The Neale started the second half in whirl wind fashion and scored
> five points on the bounce from Steven Lydon (fisted), Paul Killeen,
> Niall Walsh (45 free) and Hoppy with a beauty to leave them 11 points
> to 7 clear. Like the first half the Neale lacked composure and allowed
> Kilmaine back into the game and four Paul Doherty points saw the sides
> finish level 11 points apiece. This was a very work man like
> performance from the Neale side and they seem to be hitting a rich
> vein of form at the moment.
> The Neale under 13’s continued on there winning ways with a 5 10 to
> 3—05 victory over Kilmaine. Goals from James Conroy, Oisin Connolly,
> Daniel Keane and Daragh Moran saw them run out easy winners.
> The Neale under 14’s qualified for the south final with a fantastic
> win over Garrymore. Losing by a point at half time the lads pulled out
> all the stops and ran out winners by six points. The Neale had
> excellent displays from Jamie O’ Donnell, David Mc Grath, Michael
> Varley and Ollie Warde.