Carnaross GAA Club, Co. Meath - A82 DW01

2019 A League Division 2

Pos Team Pl W D L SF SA SD Pts
1. Seneschalstown 13 10 1 2 238 161 +77 21
2. Ballinabrackey 13 8 3 2 196 162 +34 19
3. St Patricks 13 8 2 3 202 177 +25 18
4. St Colmcilles 13 8 0 5 221 167 +54 16
5. Curraha 13 6 3 4 183 187 -4 15
6. Dunderry 13 6 2 5 184 169 +15 14
7. Rathkenny 13 7 0 6 154 177 -23 14
8. Carnaross 13 6 1 6 183 208 -25 13
9. Duleek-Bellewstown 13 5 1 7 196 190 +6 11
10. Trim 13 4 3 6 188 186 +2 11
11. Nobber 13 3 4 6 170 181 -11 10
12. Bective 13 3 3 7 175 219 -44 9
13. Meath Hill 13 2 2 9 151 188 -37 6
14. St Michaels 13 2 1 10 165 234 -69 5

AFL R10: Carnaross come up short in Rathkenny

Carnaross suffered a narrow defeat in this closely fought encounter on a fine summer’s evening in Rathkenny.

Carnaross 1-10 Rathkenny 0-15

A League (Division 2)
Played in Rathkenny – 22/5/2019

Space and time on the ball were at an absolute premium in the first half as both sides tackled aggressively. The home side opened the scoring with a point on the 5-minute mark but Carnaross struck back immediately with points from John L McGee and Declan Reilly. The opening half was defined by the battle in the middle third as the Carnaross midfielders, together with the accuracy of keeper Shane McNiffe from kick outs, provided the visitors with a platform on which most of their attacks were built.

The lead changed hands several times during the half with Rathkenny guilty of some wayward shooting. Carnaross on the other hand made the most of their chances recycling possession effectively until they could find an opening. Captain Frank O’Reilly was on song from dead balls and scored three in a row to give Carnaross a one-point lead heading into the break on a score line of 6 points to 5.

The second period followed a similar pattern in the opening 10 minutes as the two sides traded points with the McGee brothers and O’Reilly pushing the Carnaross lead out to two points. However, Rathkenny gradually pushed on thereafter and began to take control of proceedings. Half-time substitute Donal Curtis made a telling impact as the former All Ireland winner mopped up possession around the middle and Rathkenny rattled off the next six points.

Carnaross continued to battle and were brought back into contention by a screamer of a goal from Pierce Fleming. The wing back burst through the Rathkenny defence with one of his many lung-busting drives before unleashing a fierce shot into the top corner, an incredible parting gift before he heads off down under. Carnaross pressed for an equaliser but Rathkenny held out and a late free ensured the victory.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe, Jack Roche, Peter Farrelly, Ian Donoghue, Peter Carpenter, Tomás Plunkett, Pierce Fleming (1-0), Frank O’Reilly (0-5, 4f), Cillian Comaskey, Niall McDonnell, Dermot McGee (0-2), Killian Porter, Luke Gillic, John L McGee (0-2), Declan Reilly (0-1) Subs: Thomas Nugent for Declan Reilly; Cormac Yore for Luke Gillic; Richard Mulvey for Killian Porter;

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