Lucozade Sport IFCh Review

August 10, 2010

Keady 1- 12 Sarsfields 2-12

Both teams showed marked improvement from their first round wins and served up a very decent match with each team enjoying periods of dominance in each half. A missed goal from the throw-in did not deter Keady from going 5-1 in front. Inside a minute the game changed as Sarsfields scored 2 goals through Eamon McGeown and Ritchie Stevenson to lead 2-4 to 0-7 at the break. The introduction of young Christopher McGaughey to midfield galvanised the eventual winners as he contributed 3 points out of 6 without reply. Keady failed to turn possession into scores with their goal and a point coming inside the final four minutes to cut the deficit to three but the clock beat them. The bad news for Sarsfields is that their super sub is off to America on a soccer scholarship this week.

St Paul’s 0-11 Silverbridge 3-7

Silverbridge bagged a couple of early goals through Rory Griffin and Damien McCann to get control of this quarter final tie as they led 2-3 to 0-4 at the short whistle. Top scorer in the last round win over Middletown, McCann added a second goal to seal a semi-final berth with 5 points to spare.

Cullaville 3-12 Madden 1-11

Title favourites Culloville were flattered by the final scoreline of 3-12 to 1-11. Gerard Callan goaled in the first half as Culloville led 1-6 to 0-7 with a Madden penalty brilliantly saved by Kieran McMahon. Amazingly the first quarter of the second half remained scoreless before Culloville added two points before a goal from Colm Watters was cancelled immediately by one for Madden. A third Culloville goal from Kieran Hatzer sealed the passage to the semi-finals.

BALLYMACNAB v KILLEAVY Aug 16 @Whitecross 7pm

The Monday game is one of the most interesting as the division two runaway leaders Granemore play bottom of division one Killeavy. A lot of expectancy on this promising young Nab side to deliver the goods against opponents whose league form up to this week left them looking there for the taking. A win over Clan Na Gael followed up by a point at St Patrick’s has given Killeavy new energy as they have put back to back good results together. One defeat in 17 outings for the Nab is impressive stuff but there will be a marked difference in the quality of Monday’s opponents as to some who havwe been put to the sword by Ballymacnab. The first part of the Ballymacnab pre season goal has been accomplished-promotion to division one anything else is a blessing. They will be able to gauge their progress based on this result and will be able to continue their upsurge by locking horn with someone else in the quarter final with a hard fought victory in a tight encounter.