Father Ted Table Quiz
Thanks to all who supported our Father Ted Table quiz on Friday the 7th March. A good night was had by all with great tunes played by Colly aka 240 Pounds of Funk.
St Pauls 3-9 Multyfarnham 1-11
The junior team were unfortunate to lose out in a battling performance against St Pauls in the Junior Cup. A couple of early goals from Pauls put Multy on the back foot and in truth we were chasing the game after that. The goals really were the deciding of the game but Multy did put in a decent performance. Leo Blake was strong at the back alongside Rory Boyce and Brian McLoughlin.
Pauls were kept to just a solitary point in the first half while Multy got some great scores from Chris Cannon, Emmet Feerick and Mark Fallon. At halftime the score was 3-1 to 7. In the second we rallied well and Lee Casserly managed to punch home a goal when the ball came back off the post from a Mick McDonnell free kick. But Pauls came back with three unanswered points and spent the rest of the game holding us at arm’s length. We never really got within touching distance after that and the most it came to was within two points. Pauls had a full bench to call on and we were missing a good few players but that is no excuse.
We will have to wait and see if we get into the qualifiers but that is now out of our hands.
Multyfarnham 0-10 Mullingar Shamrocks 0-10
On a wet and miserable morning in Multy, we welcomed Mullingar Shamrocks in the rescheduled Division 7a encounter. This was our first game in a division where we had a good showing last year. Several players had been involved in the Junior Cup match the previous evening but that did not stop them togging out and once more putting their bodies on the line for their club.
Great teams are built on a solid defence and today’s effort by our backline showed why there is hope for the future in Multyfarnham. Leo Blake, Ian McGovern, Damien Grifferty, Paul Moran, Rory Boyce and team captain Paul Smith put on a defensive display that any team would have been proud of. Ably led by Smith our back line dominated a very mobile and physical Shamrocks forward selection.
Jason Tighe was putting in some great fielding at midfield while Jimmy Keary was covering acres of ground in his running game. He was assisted by Ger Feerick and Ian McGovern who constantly drove at the Shamrocks backs. Johnny Orme slotted over a couple of points while Feerick, Smith and Mick McDonnell wrapped their feet around a few.
The second half saw Mullingar creep into a three point lead but they were never able to kill the game off with Blake and Smith marshalling the troops so brilliantly at the back. Jason Tighe was a terror under the high ball in midfield with no Shamrocks man able to touch him. But it was the constant running by Smith, McGovern and Feerick that eventual broke the Shamrocks defence down. Orme had struck free before two booming points from way out, by McGovern, had brought the game level. Disaster then struck when Shamrocks got an easy score and looked to be holding out for the win. Again and again we broke down the field but the radar was not working and we just could not seem to find the mark before up stepped young Keith Read. In only his second game at this level the minor player bravely took aim and pulled the trigger on his left peg and slotted the ball beautifully over the bar.
The referee blew the whistle shortly afterwards left us ruing our missed chances.
Training continues Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm.
Minor and Under 16 training continues on Friday evenings at 8pm in Centre €2 per player.
Club Meeting next Friday at 9.30pm in Community Centre.