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Championship Round 2 – St. Colmcilles V’s Navan O’Mahonys

By Ciara - Last updated: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - Save & Share

The senior team took to the field in Navan last Tuesday night with a lot of changes from the last team who represented us. Six players made their senior championship debut. The starting line up was:

A beakey, T O’Hoistin, J McDonnell, A Lynch, C Hilliard,  I mullan, J Kavanagh, D O’Byrne, C O’Byrne, C Kelly, B Brennan, J Reynolds, D Brodigan, D meagher, G Reilly

Navan O’Mahonys hit the first blow of the game with the first point but weren’t allowed to score again easily, causing O’Mahonys shots to go wide on at least 3 occasions. Ben then stepped up and put us on the scoreboard with a fantastic point from the right hand side of the pitch over the hospital end of the pitch. We were on the board and from there it was a pretty evenly matched game.

O’Mahonys looked dangerous at times and the tempo of the game was high speed, with tackles and turnovers a plenty. O’Mahonys went a point ahead and Biggy equalised and then Ben put us up a point and it was 0-3 0-2 to us. Then they equalised and Jack helped us stay with them after some fantastic ball work into him. Scoring 2 points without reply, O’Mahonys went in at half time with a 2 point lead.

O’Mahonys were the first to post a score in the second half. We were then awarded a free for a foul on Darragh B and then Ben pointed it. O’Mahonys then scored 3 points without reply in the next 7 minutes and it wasn’t until Biggy scored again that we stepped back up into it. David O’Byrne hit the next point, and Ciaran took a free to bring the score to 0-11 to 0-8 to O’Mahonys. We were awarded a free in injury time and Ben took it and kicked it into the square and it looked for a couple of seconds like the Cilles magic might prevail and we’d sneak a goal but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. Conor O’Byrne got another point for us before the end of the game but it was not our night and it finished 0-12 to  0-9 to Navan O’Mahonys and our championship journey continues on the 13th August in Ratoath at 2.30pm against Blackhall Gaels.

 

2017 Cilles Senior Team

more pictures of the action can be found here:  Flickr Album 25th July 2017