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A Team Hold Strong Against Neighbours Attack

FootballCompetition: AFLD1
Date: 22/04/2017
Venue: Kilcloon
Score: BHG 2-14 Moynalvey 0-10
Blackhall Gaels: Tommy Dalton, James Kelly, Tomas Delaney, Tom Murphy, Daniel Carty, Colum McEliggott, Patrick Brady, Patrick O’Brien, Robert McGuinness, Alan Nestor, Tadhg Brosnan, Paul Kelly, Jonny Myler, Sean Whelan.
When two neighbouring clubs meet, at any level, in any competition, there is a sense of urgency in the air. Who will take the spoils, who will have the bragging rights, etc. This has always been true for Blackhall and Moynalvey, but has been amplified in the last few years since establishing Jenkinstown. As the boys come up through underage they play with their neighbours, but underneath that they are rivals, as was shown in last Saturday’s game.
The teams took to the pitch and not five minutes into the game Moynalvey set the tone, having a man sent off. Daniel Carty had to be subbed off after the incident and Hugh Smith took the field. Blackhall had a man black carded before the end of the first half, losing Jonny Myler. However, the Blackhall remained calm and maintain their lead at the half, 2-7 to 0-4 goals coming from Tadhg Brosnan and Paul Kelly.
The second half resumed the high intensity and physicality of the first, with hard tackles and some less than elegant footballing moments. Losing Sean Whelan to a red on another day might have been the end of Blackhall but again the men showed their composure and kept their heads, for the most part. The final whistle sounded on a battlefield more than a football one, with Blackhall Gaels taking home the spoils. Final score in Kilcloon was Blackhall 2-14, Moynalvey 0-10.

Posted by Emer Keane on April 24 2017 11:38:07 - 333 Reads - Print