Sunday, August 5, 2012

Senior Football: Tones secure third place.

Mayo 0-6 Wolfe Tones 2-19

The Tones and Mayo met in a game of little consequence.  Mayo were out and for the Tones it was their last outing before the playoffs.  It ended up being more of a training match for the Tones, and for Mayo the end of another fruitless senior campaign.

Mayo Battled but were no match for the Tones.
It was all square in the early going at two points each.  Padraig Hickey finding the mark for Mayo, and for the Tones it was Marty Kelly and Fergal Conway who pointed.  Eventually the Tones took over the game.  After Barry Grogan and Kelly put the Tones ahead Davy Dalton made a run from corner back and netted a goal, which settled down the side.  After that the scores began to flow.  Paul Bannon, Doyle, and Grogan extended the lead.  At the break the Tones led by nine points.

Gary Brilly Shoots.
The second half took on a similar look and after about 10 minutes with the lead further extended the Tones felt comfortable enough to introduce some players from the line.  Mike O’Brien, Collie Carr, Cormac Joyce-Power, and Darren McGuire entered the fray.  Carr, O’Brien, and Maguire got on the scoreboard.  McGuire netted with the clock winding down.  Maybe not the type of game that the Tones needed leading into the playoffs next weekend, but a chance to get a run out before they meet the winners of the three way playoff between Kerry, Gaels, and McAnespies in next Sunday’s quarter final.

Mayo:  B. Cassidy, F. Coyne, S. Clifford, G. O’Malley, B. McShea, L. Monaghan, S. Burns, D. McCarty, L. Caulfield, P. Hickey, D. McNicholas, K. Walsh, S. McHale.  Tones:  R. McKeown, P. McGuirk, D. Dalton, B. Kenihan, C. Lynch, F. Conway, G. Brilly, C. McCarthy, M. Farrell, P. Bannon, M. Kelly, B. Grogan, J. Doyle.

By Rory O'Donnell

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