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Juniors First Defeat

posted 7 Apr 2014, 15:05 by Edenderry GAA

The JV Byrne Sponsored Junior Footballers suffered their first defeat of the season in Div. 3 of the League against Intermediate side Cappincur.

Cappincur 1-19
Edenderry 2-08

The Reds were always going to be up against it in this encounter as a well prepared Cappincur side that have ambitions on the Offaly Intermediate Championship and sit at the top of Division 3 played on a heavy pitch on Saturday.

An under strength Edenderry side battled hard but never recovered from a blistering start by Cappincur. The Reds found themselves 1-03 to 0-01 down after five minutes and despite tireless work in defence and around the middle failure to kill the ball in attack was proving costly. Cappincur were making the most of the wind advantage and had a commanding lead at the break 1-12 to 0-02. The Edenderry scores coming courtesy of Seán Óg Farrell and Basil Malone. A melee 5 minutes before the break saw Johnny Blong and Peter Manley receive their marching orders along with the centre back for Cappincur.

Thing settled down in the second half and Edenderry battled their way back into this game. The careful retention of possession and a general tightening of marking combined with some good scoring allowed Edenderry put some scores on the board. If it were not for some wayward shooting the Reds would have brought a tight finish to the game.

Edenderry were well served throughout – David Farrelly and Stephen Abbott in defence, Sean Marshall and Sean Og fought hard all day in the middle while upfront Cillian Farrell handled a sight of possession and Lee Hyland, John Gorman and Aaron McDonald worked hard.

TEAM: C. Lawton, P. Foy, D. Farrelly, J. Blong, D. Ryan, P. Manley, S. Abbott, S. Og Farrell 0-3, S. Marshall 1-1, L. Hyland, B. Malone 0-1, J. Dolan, C. Farrell 0-1, A. McDonnell 1-0, J. Gorman 0-3.

SUBS: J. Farrell for P. Foy (Blackcard) & J. McInerney for J. Dolan (Blackcard)