Minor Town League FT: Austin Stacks 2-11: Kerins O’Rahillys 2-4.
With Team Manager, Darragh Long and his colleagues using their extended panel – six players who didn’t start in the Cordal game last week were on the first fifteen on this occasion – we put on another very good display in this Town League game played in Connolly Park on this Tuesday evening (10th April). And those six players performed very well together with the other nine players who started and the four subs who were used during the second half. We led by 1-7 to 0-1 after 18 minutes. Conor Myers scored 1-1 and the other six points came from six different players, including two defenders (Dylan Casey and Jack McGrath) and our two centre-field men (Michael O’Gara and David Couchman). The remaining two points came from Seán Carmody and Dean Scanlon. Rahillys added 1-1 before the break which left us ahead by five at the interval (1-7 to 1-2).
We kept the opposition to 1-2 also in the second half, while we added a further 1-4 during this period. Our goal came from Sean Carmody, to add to the one he scored in Cordal last week, and two of our points came from Daniel O’Rourke with Joe Looby and Dylan Casey adding the other two.
It was great to see both Daniel Draghici and Kaito Ikeuchi making their Minor debuts. Kaito is a native of Japan and both looked impressive.
Team: Ben Quilter, James Quigley, Dylan Casey (0-2), David Burke, Jack McGrath (0-1), Dara Barry Walsh, Eoghan Carroll, Michael O’Gara (0-1), David Couchman (0-1), Seán Carmody (1-1), Joe Looby (0-1), Tom O’Farrell, Dean Scanlon (0-1), Conor Myers (1-1), Criag Teahan.
Subs used: Daniel O’Rourke (32m) (0-2), Daniel Draghici (35m), Charlie Curran (41m), Kaito Ikeuchi (46m).
Our next outing will be against Kilgarvan/Tuosist in the fourth of our five games in the Co. League. The game goes ahead in Connolly Park on this Friday evening (13th April) at 6.15pm.
Photographs compliments of Tim ORourke: