G. Cooney, A gartland, G. Fanning, A. Fanning, S.Kelly(D. Haggins), P. Fanning (0-1), E.O’Shea, (0-2), J.Kelly, M.Healy, M. Legogue, N. Smith (0-5), C. Cudden (G. Legogue (1-0), J.Duffy (0-1)(s. Kelly), B. Kelly, J.McCormack
Our Adult Team recorded their second win of this years league campaign at home to Dowdallshill.
On a wet affair in the Tones, our men made hard work of it. Trailing 0-3 to 0-0 after the first 5 mins our men finally awoke to the challenge in front of them and scored 1-2 without reply. Although they wouldnt have it all their own way in the first half and both sodes went in all square at half time.
Our men started the brighter in the second half racing into a 5 point lead. Niall Smith was scoring for fun in front of the posts and lead by example, while Alan Fanning, Graham Fanning and Marc Lugoyewere winning every ball that came their way in defence.
There was a brief scare near the end when Dowdallshill managed to bundle the ball into the Tones net, closing the gap to 1 point before Niall Smith notched another to leave the Tones 2 points in the lead with 5 minutes remaining.
An end to end ensued for the remaining five minutes with the Tones matching every Dowdallshill score until Patrick Fanning slapped a high ball in from Baz Kelly into the Dowdallshill net. Niall Smith put two more balls over the net before the end and our men ran out 2-13 to 1-09 victors.
There was a good crowd on the banks cheering the men on, which is great to see and hopefully will continue for the year. Come out for the next home game and cheer the men on as they look to have the Tones best season at Junior level since 2012.
Notable performers on the day were john kelly, gideon Legogue.
Winning Numbers: 4, 19, 26, 28
3x€20 winners: Molly Ryan, Martin Thornton & M.Gregory
Up Coming fixtures:
Junior Team v Sean McDermortts 7.30 Pairc McDiarmada
Gealic 4 Girls Tones Pitch
U12 Ladies v Mattock Rangers 7.00 Pair Bhiolfe Ton
Development Team v Na Phiarsaigh Pairc An tAthair Ui Dhubhthaigh