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Garrycastle Bow Out At Semi Final Stage

November 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Sunday 21st November 2010. Leinster Championship Semi Final
Kilmacud Crokes 0-13 … 0-10 Garrycastle

Garrycastle bowed out of the 2010 Leinster Senior Championship at the semi final stage on Sunday … one stage earlier than last seasons exploits.

Although Kilmacud started the brighter, Garrycastle battled hard and went into the break with a deserved 2 point advantage. Unfortunately when the 2nd half started, The Castle stalled and with every breaking ball came a Crokes attack until they finally ran out winners by 3 points.
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Enda Mulvihill keeps a close eye on Kilmacuds Craig Dias

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Rainbow over a dull day for Garrycastle at Parnell Park

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Ireland Finish The Year With Defeat

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Wednesday 17th November 2010. International Friendly
Rep of Ireland 1-2 Norway

A goal in the 86th minute of a lack lustre International friendly ensured Ireland finished 2010 with 3 defeats out of 4 games at the revamped Lansdowne Road stadium.

It looked llike it would be oh so different after only 5 minutes when Shane Long earned and scored a penalty … but as half time loomed Morten Gamst Pedersen stepped up to bend a fine free kick into the net. Not content with scoring the equaliser late in the first half, Pedersen turned provider in the closing stages of the second to set up Erik Huseklepp for Norways winner.

On the plus side, young guns Greg Cunningham, Darren O’Dea, Kevin Foley added to their international caps while Jonathan Walters came off the bench to make his senior debut. On the downside, Seamus Coleman was left on the bench and must wait until 2011 at the earliest for a senior cap.
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Penalty scorer Shane Long fires another shot on goal

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The Vikings Came, Saw & Conquered

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Cup Joy For The Red Rovers

November 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Sunday 14th November 2010. FAI Cup Final. Aviva Stadium
Sligo Rovers 0-0 Shamrock Rovers (AET)
Sligo win 2-0 on penalties

It will billed as the battle of the Rovers … Sligo vs Shamrock, West vs East, Culchies vs Jackeens, Clash of the Titans … Benny The Bull vs Hooperman! Although the 90 minutes of normal time, plus the 30 in extra time only produced around 3 shots on target, the real excitement came during the penalty shootout when former Athlone Town keeper Ciaran “Tracksuit” Kelly stood tall to save all 4 Shamrock Rovers spot kicks and send the Cup to The Showgrounds.

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Former Athlone Town duo Iarfhlaith Davoren and Ciaran Kelly help Sligo win the Cup

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Garrycastle Book Semi Final Spot

Sunday 7th November 2010. Leinster Senior Quarter Final
Garrycastle 2-13 … 2-10 Mattock Rangers

Two goals in the space of a minute looked to have given Mattock Rangers passage to the Leinster Semi Final but having gone into the break 2 points up, they hadnt banked on Paddy Mulvihill popping up in the second half to net 2 goals in quick sucession himself and set up a 3 point win for Garrycastle.

Although Garrycastle missed Seanai Donoghue who missed out through injury, they were boosted by the half time introduction of David O’Shaughnessy who helped bolster the midfield with Aidan Browne and help the comeback to victory.

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Paddy Mulvihill celebrates scoring his 2nd goal against Mattock Rangers

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Garrycastle Topple Tang

Saturday 6th November 2010. Westmeath Junior B Champ. Semi Final
Tang 1-05 … 1-07 Garrycastle

Garrycastle Junior B team advanced to the County Final in a game that had goals, points, fights and sendings off! Garrycastle started the game in neutral and barely got into gear at all in the 1st half. A goal from Paul O’Donovan helped settled the team but it was far from one way traffic and being reduced to 14 men in the 1st half didnt help. Tang fought hard and can feel disappointed to miss out on a final spot by a narrow margin but they didnt take advantage of the extra man when it counted. Tang too had their numbers reduced when a mass brawl ended with one of their players seeing red.

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Goal scorer Paul O'Donovan gets in a tangle

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