The Sean O’Mahony’s senior team exited the Louth Senior County championship at the hands of Dundalk Gaels on Sunday evening in Haggartstown, in their quarter final replay. In a game of 2 totally different half’s, the Gaels had a great start with some early well taken scores, while 2 Conor Finnegan frees, was all O’Mahony’s could muster in the first quarter. Conor Martin and John C’Brien both kicked 2 monster points, that sailed over the bar, both from the left wing late in the first half, but the defending champions were still 8 points to 4 down at half time.
The lads from the Quay did come out fighting early in the second half with well taken scores from Conor Finnegan with the outside of his right boot, then John O’Brien after great work from Stephen Kilcoyne and Shane Brennan and also Stephen Kilcoyne’s first from play. The lads from the Dublin Road did kick 3 points themselves to take a 4 point lead, that was starting to look secure on a night with a swirling wind and a greasy ball. Suddenly big Conor Crawley started causing mayhem on the edge of the square, and when he layed off to Barry Mackin, he split the posts from 25 yards out, who was after coming of the bench. Crawley then was finally given a free on the edge of the square, which Kilcoyne slotted over, and now the lads in green & gold had a spring in their step, winning every breaking ball the midfield area. Barry Mackin then floated a free over, before Stephen Kilcoyne nailed the equalizer from play, leaving everyone in the crowd thinking about extra time, but with time almost up Dundalk Gaels broke away to score the winner and secure a place in the semi-finals, on a score of 12 points to 11.
Team & Scorers: Kevin Brennan, Chris O’Neill, Ronan Byrne, Michael Clarke, Niall McLoughlin, John O’Brien 0-2, Liam Dullaghan, Conor Martin 0-1, Shane Brennan, Conor Finnegan 0-3, (2 frees), Ben McLaughlin, Stephen Fisher, Stephen Kilcoyne 0-3, (1 free), Conor Crawley, Jonathon Connolly
Subs used: Barry Macken 0-2 (1free)
The Sean O’Mahony’s U12’s put up a brave fight against a more mature Oliver Plunket’s last Monday evening in Darver in the county final, but in the end lost out by 5 points, in a 9 goal thriller. Plunkets opened the scoring with 2 points before Kayden Fisher set the game alight with a quickfire 2 goals and a point in a 3 minutes spell, to take a 5 point lead. the The Drogheda side started firing on all cylinders themselves, kicking 1-5 before the break, but first a good point from Thomas McCahill and a goal from a long distance free by Christian Mulligan ensured that Dundalk lads had their noses in front at the break by 3-2 to 1-7. The second half started off to a flurry of goals, with Plunkets netting with their first attack, with Sean Dawe replying instantly for O’Mahony’s, before the boys from Mel replied with 1-2. Both teams kicked some great points in the second half, with Plunkets holding on to a a 4 point lead with time nearly up, when Conal Courtney forged up the left wing and kicked a high, dangerous ball in to the square which Daniel Crawley somehow bundled into the net to leave a point between the sides. However the Plunkets showed their strength and experience and kicked a free, followed by a goal, just before the ref blew the final whistle to take the cup after a very strong performance, in which the showed some great point scoring ability. For the gallant boys from the Quay, all but 3 are underage next year, with even 5 of the starting 15 currently under 10, so the future looks bright for this bunch of young lads, and they should be very proud for their spirited display.
Team & Scorers: Conor Crawley, Tiernan Rodgers, Conal Mullen, Jack Gray, Aaron Webb, Aaron Heaney, Conal Courtney, Sam Cassidy, Feidhlim O’Callaghan, Eddie LaPunskas, Daniel Crawley 1-1, Thomas McCahill 0-1, Christian Mulligan 1-2(1 free), Sean Dawe 1-1, Kayden Fisher 2-2(1 free)
Subs: Calum Fitzsimons, Cillian Lavery, Daniel Martin, Conor Teather, Carl Leveus.
The club are having a clothes recycling fundraiser on Saturday, the 23rd September. Please drop off all your unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys before 9.30. If you cannot drop items off that morning, please contact Peter on 0864023759 to make arrangements.
On Tuesday the 12th, our U13’s travel to Roche to take on Roche Emmets in their league.
The following evening, Wednesday the 13th our U16’s are away to the Geraldines also in the league.