Glin Rovers Notes 23/5/16

The 2 sides met for the second time in a week in Abbeyfeale utd last night in the League cup final.
Team: Ronan Culhane, Paddy Cregan, Killian Lenihan, Jamie Fitzgerald, Cian Culhane, Jack Cregan, Tadhg McEvoy, Brendan Flanagan, Jack Scannell, Eoin O Connor & Sean Horan. Johnny O Sullivan, Owen Woulfe, Tomas Woulfe, Daragh McEanna and Shane O Sullivan.
Managers: Mike Stack, Declan Looney and Aidan Mulvihill.
The opening 10 minutes saw our defense under a lot of pressure, after 3 minutes Paddy Cregan did very well to clear a high ball in behind him, recovering well to get the ball off a Rathkeale attacker inside the box. A Minute later Jamie Fitzgerald cleared a high ball under pressure from 2 Rathkeale players. Jamie did well again in the 10th minute he made a strong tackle when he was 1 on 1 with a Rathkeale player. Ronan Culhane got down well at his left hand post to make a good save on 14 minutes. From the corner Killian Lenihan cleared the ball but a shot came back in and Ronan Culhane parried the ball away. GB got their first shot on goal after 22 minutes, Brendan Flanagan fired in a good ball into the box whic forced a good clearance from the rathkeale keeper. Sean Horan did well on the left sideline when he beat 2 Rathkeale player before shooting wide of the goal. Tadhg McEvoy made a great tackle on a Rathkeale player inside the box on 30 minutes to prevent a certain shot on goal. Rathkeale scored in the 44th minute to take a 1-0 lead in to half time. In a scramble in the six yard box one of their players was able to squeeze the ball past Ronan Culhane who nearly secured the ball but it was adjudged to have crossed the line. Paddy Cregan and Jamie Fitz were very good in the first half for us Rathkeale were pressign high up the pitch. Johnny O Sullivan came on for GB in the second half and he had a shot go over the cross bar on 57 minutes. Ronan Culhane made a good save again on 60 minutes. Brendan Flanagan played a good ball in to Eoin O Connor on 62 minutes, the Keeper saved well from Eoins shot. GB Rovers were dominating midfield at this stage and Johnny O Sullivan, Tadhg McEvoy and Jack Cregan were causing plenty of problems for Rathkeale. 25 minutes in to the second half Cian Culhane beat 3 Rathkeale defenders on the right wing to play in Eoin O Connor for a good chance in the box, He was met by 2 Rathkeale defenders and they managed to clear the ball. Jack Scannel had a good shot go just wide on 73 minutes. Jack Cregan then had a chance 2 minutes later following great work in midfield by McEvoy, Culhane and Scannell but his shot from outside the box went just wide. Ronan Culhane made another fine save on 78 minutes from a fierce Rathkeale shot, he managed to parry the ball away where Cian Culhane cleared the danger kicking the ball out for a corner. Jamie Fitzgerald made a brilliant tackle on 80 minutes to prevent a shot on goal. Stephen Martin and Eoin Woulfe came on for GB late in the second half. Ronan Culhane made a brilliant double save on 82 minutes to keep it 1-0, he saved well at his right hand post, the ball fell to a Rathkeale player whose shot was cleared off the line by Jack Scannell. His clearance fell to a Rathkeale player and Ronan pulled off a great save again at his left hand post at the expence of a corner. The second half was pretty much 50-50 in terms of play but we just couldnt get an equalising goal. Rathkeale scored again on 87 minutes from a shot from 10 yards to give them a 2-0 victory on the night. GB Youths did well tonight and they should be proud of the season they have had, a Desmond Cup and League Cup final appearance against a very good Rathkeale outfit. We wish GB Youths the very best next season.

Glin Rovers B V Glantine FC 2-2
Oliver Wallace & Patrick O Shaughnessy with the goals.

Glin Rovers A v NCW rovers A 2-0
paul Sheahan and John Wallace with goals for glin.

The Glin Rovers Last Man Standing is finally finished for this season. While we didn’t get down to a single winner, we did manage to get down to two.
Congratulations to Seamus O’Driscoll and Marie Langan who both picked Everton to survive the last round. Both Seamus and Marie have agreed to split the pot so they will each receive €250.
Commiserations to Maura Normile, Shane Dowling and Steve Noonan who were all let down by the draw between Watford and Sunderland.
Thanks to all our participants and especially our sellers for making this competition such a success. Special Thanks to Donncha Daly, John McNamara & John Hogan for their work on LMS.
Also, watch this space as we plan on doing a ‘Predict the Score’ competition for the Euro16 competition. It should be fun!
Congratulations to Iosla Geoghegan and Alan Murray who recently got engaged.

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