A Stephen Griffin (0-09) inspired St. Nauls came away with the points from the banks today after a strong display. The opening period was pretty even and it was nearly ten minutes before the first score was registered, that going to the visiting team. Playing quick ball through the middle St. Nauls notched up their second point shortly afterwards and then went a further point ahead through a stephen Griffin free moments later. A strong performace a midfield setup another number of scores while Naomh Muire had missed a number of chances following good attacking play. Naomh Muire's first score came from corner forward Ciaran McGinely shortly before half time at which stage St. Nauls had put eight points on the scoreboard.
With such a big gap the home team knew they had an uphill battle in the second half. They broke even in terms of possession but the visitors kept the scoreboard ticking over and despite a number of gaol chances the home team could not bridge that gap. Two penalties, one converted in the second half was not to be enough and St. Nauls ran out deserving winners in the end.
The league is still in Naomh Muire's hands and a trip to Naomh Colmcille next week has now taken on a new importance. We wish the management and the team all the best next week and hope that they can finish the job.
1.Sean Gallagher, 2.Aidy O'Gara, 3.Thomas Duffy, 4.Daniel Gallagher, 5.Sean Gallagher, 6.Brian Gillespie, 7.Paul Yank Boyle (0-1), 8.Dara White, 9.Owenie McGarvey, 10.Harry Harden(0-3), 11. Padraig McCafferty, 12.Owen Grant, 13.Sean Boyle. 14,Tom McHugh, 15.Ciaran McGinley(1-1). Subs: J. Pigeon (0-1) for S. Boyle, S. Yank Boyle for O. Grant, S. Ferry for Dara White
1.S. McBrearty,2. A. Kennedy,3. O. McGuire,4. C. McBrearty,5. D. Friel,6. S. Johnston 7. C. Lawlor,8. C. McGinley, 9. S. Griffin (0-9),10. S. Connelly (0-2),11. M. Ward, 12. L. McGroarty (0-2), 13. A. Gallagher, 14. D. McDyer (0-1).15. B. Griffin (0-1)
In the earlier game the reserves came out on top by a single point in an entertaining close fought match.