Shamrocks sunk as ’Vat brim with goals
Mullinavat 3-16, Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-14
At Hugginstown, basking in sunshine last Friday evening, Mullinavat were good value for an eight-point victory over Ballyhale Shamrocks in the second Special Junior A League semi-final.
Spectators enjoyed a high standard for this grade. The winners,
Graignamanagh 0-20, Mullinavat 0-4
I am well aware that at the first inspection you would assume that this was a one-way street, with all of the action going down the single lane towards the Mullinavat goal, but such was not the case. Of course it would be ridiculously foolish of me to endeavour to disregard the result and pretend that Mullinavat looked likely winners from a long way out
Mullinavat 1-14, Glenmore 2-4
This was a cracking good Roinn A League game in the developing Páirc na Reatha in Glenmore on an Arctic evening last Sunday. Whilst opinions might vary apropos quality of skill, there is no arguing about the determination, and value for money given over the course of the game.
Mullinavat 2-14, Ballinkillen 0-14
This corresponding Junior League Roinn A fixture was practically a facsimile of last year where the home side raced into a lead that prompted opinions of game over by the half way stage. Twelve months ago Mullinavat tore the Carlow defence to shreds to such extremes, that they were practically gone out of sight long before the break. On Saturday evening last, Mullinavat again raced through the visitors defence with little problem, and by the 13th minute they had bagged 2-6 without the semblance of a reply from the Carlow men. Ger Malone, Simon Aylward, David Murphy, Brian Kenneally,
Mullinavat 1-15, John Lockes 3-5.
A more focussed and passionate Mullinavat brought a formidable game plan with them to Callan on Saturday evening last, and it paid a rich dividend, in that they returned home with a maximum take from their opening two games.
Mullinavat were quickly into their stride and had adorned the scoreboard with 1-2 before the Lockes could grab their breath. Their goal came from the stick of Jim Holden while Pat Mulhearn and Steven Ryan garnished Holden’s effort with well-taken points.