Shamrocks 1-11 vs. Tullylish 1-08
The Shamrocks grinded out a win against a determined and physical Tullylish side.
The early part of the first half saw the Shamrocks struggle with Tullylish take an early lead of 0-4 to 0-1, although midway through the half Shamrocks responded well with a free kick and brilliant individual point from play from Niall Cunningham, and probably the score of the match from Steven Clarke to bring the sides level.
Tullylish, missed a number of opportunities in the first half and had they converted the chances this could have been a very different game. However the Shamrocks finished the half strongly and converted a point from Ian Curran and the hard working Conor Fegan finished with a well taken goal driven low just inside the post.
Tullylish though responded with a goal which deceived the Shamrocks goalkeeper and looped into the top corner of the net to leave the Shamrocks one point ahead at half-time. 1-05 to 1-04.
The early second half saw the Shamrocks strike early with the ever reliable Niall Cunningham slot over another excellent free kick. This was followed with probably the best move of the game with a slick interchange between Niall Cunningham and Gavin Murphy, who finished with a sweet point to split the uprights.
Tullylish weren’t finished though and came back strongly mid-way thru the 2nd half with 2 unanswered points and were asking questions of the Shamrocks defense which again was well marshalled by Martin Rafferty and Kevin McGuigan.
Midway thru the 2nd half, the Shamrocks minor Kevin Heggarty was introduced for the injured Conor Fegan, who was soon to register an assured point from 30 yards. Niall Cunningham again showed coolness from the spot to register another superb free kick leaving the scoreline 1-09 to 1-07 capping an excellent individual performance both in terms of free kicks and all-round play.
The Shamrocks defence was opened up shortly after and what seemed like a certain goal for Tullylish was acrobatically saved by Sean Gallagher, the Shamrocks keeper with a left arm. A further point from the experienced Steven Clarke showing composure to put some daylight between the sides.
And although Tullylish pulled one back, Conor McCavitt finished the game out with a well taken point ensuring a 2nd win on the trot and a deserved 2 points.
Next up is Kilclief away on Fri 23rd April 2010 @ 7.00p.m.