Monday, July 3, 2017

Sun July 2 - Senior Football: Wolfe Tones v Christopher's

Wolfe Tones 6-18 Christopher’s 0-9

Wolfe Tones handed Christopher’s a severe defeat to put them on the brink with two tough games remaining against Donegal and the Connemara Gaels.  Three first half goals, followed by a fourth just after the restart, effectively killed off the game.  The Tones forward line looked impressive and the game got to the point where it was almost scoring at will.

Wolfe Tones had too much firepower for Christopher's on Sunday.
Three first half goals propelled the Tones into a comfortable first half lead.  Just after Christopher’s had made it 3 points to 2 with a ’65 from Eddie Goggin, the Tones struck with their first goal.  It was Shane McGuinness who started at corner forward who netted following a good run from Sean Hurley.  The Tones forward line was incisive and when on the run cut through the Christopher’s defence with ease.  Three more points were followed by a second goal, Garvin Jones finished off a nice hand-passing move and it was 2-5 to 0-4.

A third goal came after Mark Delaney made a fine save, only for the ball to find its way to Jarlath Boyce on the edge of the square, and the Kildare man netted from close range.  Christopher’s tried to bridge the gap, and with three points on the trot, there might have been some hope.  The Tones, however, extinguished any semblance of that with points from McWalter and Hurley.

Jack Smith moves the ball out of defence.
The second half began as the first ended, with the Tones adding to their lead.  Cormac McWalter made it a fourth goal and at that stage it was curtains for Christopher’s.  The Tones continued to add to their lead and introduced the players from the bench.  Shane O’Rourke added a couple after coming into the game, with Boyce and Jones also hitting the mark.  Probably the best performance from the Tones so far this year.

Tones:  Darren McDonnell, Jack Smith, James Reilly, Ferghal O’Brien, Tom Quinn, Darren Maguire, Jarlath Boyce, Sean Hurley, Michael O’Brien, Cormac Joyce-Power, Garvin Jones, Shane McGuinness, Cormac McWalter.

Christopher’s:  Mark Delaney, Mark Killeen, Martin Coppinger, Shane Dooey, Sam Ryan, James Horgan, Sean O’Leary, Daniel Grehan, Ryan Kennedy, Coleman Kennedy, Greg Henry, Conor Horgan, Eddie Goggin.
By Rory O'Donnell

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