Apr 26, 9 years ago

Seniors claim points over Gowna

Cuchulainns claimed their first win of the ACFL with a 0-16 to 0-09 victory over 14-man Gowna at Edwin Carolan Community Park, Mullagh.

Six points from the boot of Evan Doughty was the main difference in the end of this entertaining match played in good weather on Friday last. The losers will rue the fact that they had to play the most of the second half with 14 men after their corner back had been lined after an off the ball incident while awaiting a penalty to be taken.

The away team came out of the blocks flying and were 4 points to no score up after 5 mins with two frees from the boot of David Hyland, one from Mark Mckeever and from play from Conor Madden.

Cuchulainns finally got on the scoreboard with a well taken Evan Doughty free kick after good work from Conor Smith and Adam O’ Reilly. This seemed to ignite the home team and leveled things up with 3 more unanswered points from Doughty, Brian McGee and Adam O’ Reilly.

Gowna responded well with two identical points from Conor Madden and Shane Briody which were taken expertly with the outside of their right boot.

The home team ended the half with a flutter of points, first from Seamus Clarke after a good move involving Gavin Daly, another from Brian McGee with a good turn and finish. Two more frees from Doughty left the score 0-8 to 0-6 in favour of the home team at half time.

The second half started the same as the first ended with the home team on top. From the throw-in Aoghan Daly worked the ball into the forward line Doughty popped over to get things going again but Gowna responded well with a fine free from Hyland.

A fantastic run from Conor smith in the 40th minute saw him hauled to the ground just inside the square. Gary Daly took the resultant penalty but slid it just right of the post. As he took the penalty an off the ball incident occurred that saw the Gowna corner back receive his marching orders. The penalty had to be retaken; however the outcome was the same. Daly put this one to the left and outside the post.

This miss spurred on Gowna who reduced the deficit to a single point with another free from David Hyland.

Cuchulainns from then on completely dominated in all areas of the field. Seven points followed without response as the home team ran riot. Firstly a monster point from Seamus Clarke from all of 40 yards sailed over; this was followed by Shane Smith tapping over just before a pair of Evan Doughty points. Conor smith got his name on the score sheet with a fisted point and a pile driver from Adrian Taite also followed. Adam O’ Reilly finished of the scoring for the home teams purple patch to all but confirm victory.

Mark Mckeever slotted over a beautiful point late on but it was too late for the Gowna men as the Cucu’s took the points with seven to spare.

Cuchulainns – Mark Clarke; John Flanagan, Conor Flanagan, Shane Murphy; Adrian Taite (0-1), Gary Daly; Diarmuid Foxe; Seamus Clarke (0-2), Aoghan Daly; Gavin Daly; Conor Smith (0-1); Brian McGee (0-3), Evan Doughty (0-6), Shane Smith (0-1), Adam O’ Reilly (0-2). Subs: Rory O’ Connell for Diarmuid Foxe (BC), Christopher Tully for Gavin Daly, Paul Taite for Seamus Clarke ,

Gowna – Steven Leddy, David Philips, Ryan McGahern, Peter Madden, William Stephens, James Madden, Shane Harten, David Hyland, Raymond Keogh, T.J. Fitzpatrick, Mark McKeever, Ronan Sheils, Ronan Bannon, Conor Madden, Shane Briody.

Referee – Tony Gregory.

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  1. April 27, 2015
    Gary shouldn’t be allowed past midfield let alone take a peno Reply
  2. April 27, 2015
    Sure he wouldnt even be fit to win the cross field day penalty shootout competition Reply
  3. April 27, 2015
    Dont think we’ll have to worry about him taken any more. He’s cut Reply
  4. April 27, 2015
    Is anyone else’s concerned with Diarmuid Foxes attitude on the field, another black card, he’s out of control. I over heard some of the players saying at mass Sunday, that he was involved in another altercation or training fraca Tuesday night, leaving one of the wing backs unable to complete the warm up sunday. He needs to stop watching the likes of Joey Barton or Mario Ballotelli and apply himself to just playing Football Reply
  5. April 28, 2015
    Diarmuid Foxe is a thug plain and simple. Sure the brother Emmett is just as bad he is out with a broken finger at the minute from fighting as well. I think they get it from the father, Reply
  6. April 29, 2015
    Is that hooligan Pan Loaf still togging out? I dunno who is worse him or Emmet Reply
  7. April 29, 2015
    Hes been our most consistant player all year, he really sets high standards for the rest of the players to aim towards. Another revelation has been Shane Murphy, what must Larry make of the other 2 delinquents Killian and Peter letting him down. Reply
  8. April 29, 2015
    Last time i played with killian he was hiding under an umbrella with the umpire when the ball was down the other end!. Sums him up righly Reply
    • April 17, 2023
      you obvisly have no brain quinn sure you retired before you turned 30 you novice ya !!!!!! Reply
  9. April 29, 2015
    I think Kilian was poached by a club in London – Cu Cus loss I suppse – he would of made a great partnership with Paul Taite Reply
  10. April 29, 2015
    Donnocha Dunne has really impressed me with all the hard work he has done on the sun beds over the last 8 weeks. The rest of u useless ***** should take note, well done dunney Reply
  11. April 30, 2015
    has anybody heard anything about ryan ‘muscles’ clarke lately? I heard on the grapevine he is in hard training for ‘Mr. Ireland’, with a body like his he will def give it a good shot Reply

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