Carnaross GAA Club, Co. Meath - A82 DW01

2019 Junior Championship

Pos Team Pl W D L SF SA SD Pts
1. Ballivor 3 3 0 0 72 45 +27 6
2. St. Ultan's 3 3 0 0 55 47 +8 6
3. Moynalty 3 1 1 1 44 60 -16 3
4. Moylagh 3 1 0 2 50 46 +4 2
5. Clonard 3 0 1 2 45 59 -14 1
6. Carnaross 3 0 0 3 39 48 -9 0
JFC R1: Disappointing opener against Ballivor

JFC R1: Disappointing opener against Ballivor

Athboy was the venue for this first round championship clash between last year’s beaten semi-finalists, Carnaross and Ballivor.

Carnaross 2-6 Ballivor 2-9

Junior A Championship (Round 1)
Played in Athboy – 7/4/2019

Although there were only three points between the sides at the final whistle, Ballivor were much the better side for large parts of the game.

The Westmeath border side started brightly with the assistance of a stiff breeze and notched the first two points of the game. Carnaross were guilty of a lot of wayward passing and wastefulness in possession throughout the half but did manage to take the lead with a fortuitous goal as Decky Reilly’s shot on goal crashed against the post and ricocheted back into the net via the Ballivor keeper.

This proved to be the only time Carnaross would lead in the match as Ballivor outscored Carnaross by 1-3 to 2 points for the remainder of the half to take a 3 point lead at the break.

Ballivor immediately picked up where they left off in the second half and dominated the opening 15 minutes landing 1-4 without reply, their goal coming from a penalty after Carnaross were adjudged to have handled the ball on the ground. The men from north Meath were unable to live with the pace and movement of their opponents and struggled to create any openings against the tenacious Ballivor rear-guard.

Carnaross finally sparked into life late in the second half after a screamer from Reilly and further scores from Killian Porter and Frank O’Reilly gave them a glimmer of hope as they battled back to win three points. In truth though, Ballivor never looked like losing and ran out deserving winners on a scoreline of 2-09 to 2-06.

Carnaross will have the chance to redeem themselves next weekend as they face local rivals Moynalty in a crucial second round game.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe, Peter Carpenter, Peter Farrelly, Ian Donoghue, Stephen Flattery, Tomás Plunkett, Pierce Fleming, Cillian Comaskey, Niall McDonnell, Frank O’Reilly, Cian O’Reilly, Killian Porter, Decky Reilly, Luke Gillic, Paddy McDermott. Subs: Liam Day for Gillic, Cian Gillic for Carpenter.




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