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1 Point Win for Kildysart in Garry Cup Opener

posted 22 Mar 2015, 17:02 by Patricia Donnellan   [ updated 24 Mar 2015, 16:12 ]
21/03/2015:  Doora/Barefield came to Kildysart for their Garry Cup opener and had 3 scores on the board before Minor Barry Crehan opened the home team's account in the 7th minute.  Kildysart were finding scores hard to come by and fell behind 7 points to 1 just 2 minutes from the break.  However, Keith Murphy gave the Blues a life line when he finished to the net.  Davy McCarthy kept Kildysart in the game with an excellent goal save only seconds later.  Score at the break Kildysart 1-1, Doora/Barefield 7 points.
 
Kildysart started second half with 3 quick points from Keith Murphy x2 and Brian O'Sullivan to draw level in the opening 3 minutes.  Barry Crehan slotted over the only Kildysart point in the next 15 minutes while Doora/Barefield plied on 4 more to have Kildysart trail 1-5 to 11 points with 7 minutes to go.  Then points from Brian O'Sullivan and Eoin Cleary put Kildysart just 1 point in arrears with 4 minutes to go - Kildysart 1-7,  Doora/Barefield 11 points. Kieran Eyres's accuracy from placed balls put the sides level in the 56 minute and gave Kildysart the winning point in the 58th minute. Doora/Barefield were unable to find the equaliser in the remaining minutes. Final score Kildysart 1-9, Doora/Barefield 11 points.
 
Team: David McCarthy, Tony McMahon, Rory McMahon, Michael Eustace, John Ginnane, Shane McNelis, Damien Hill, Brian Eyres, Neilie O'Connor, Oisin Coyle Brian O'Sullivan (0-2), Brian Moloney, Barry Crehan (0-2), Keith Murphy (1-3), John Murtagh.  Kieran Eyres (0-2, 2f) for O.Coyle, Eoin Cleary (0-1) for B. Moloney, Fergal Casey for J. Murtagh
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