Cordal /Scart hopes Dashed in Minor League Final
Cordal/Scart had high hopes and yearned for a win in Na Gaeil on Sunday in the Division 2 Minor County League Final.
By Paddy Flynn
Unfortunately the Cordal/Scart boys faced tough competitors in Listowel Emmets and a poor first half left them seven points down at half time.
The second half saw an impressive turn around. Yet despite Cordal/Scart’s efforts the final whistle left them four points behind with 1-11 to Listowel Emmet’s 3-9.
Better First Half
Listowel had a better first half playing against the breeze. They held a seven point lead with 2-07 to Cordal/Scart’s 0-05 at half time.
Devan McKenna and Eddie Browne scored Listowel Emmet’s two goals in the eight and 28th minutes respectively.
Shay Walsh, Sean Walsh, Eddie Horan and Sean O’Connell were the Cordal/Scart scorers of the first half.
Cordal/Scart came out fighting in the second half. A foul on Sean O’Connell earned Cordal/Scart a penalty which Shay Walsh knocked into the Listowel net.
Lead Down to Two Points
Two points from Shay Walsh and another scored by Eddie Horan cut Listowel’s lead to two points, nine minutes into the second half.
The Cordal/Scart defenders kept Listowel from doing further damage up until the 28th minute. Eddie Horan kicked a great point to reduce the margin to a point before Kieran Enright levelled matters in the 27th minute.
Eddie Browne kicked Listowel’s first point of the half in the 28th minute to give them the lead and Steven McCarthy put them two up a minute later.
Nail in the Coffin
Injury time proved the nail in the coffin for Cordal/Scart when a goal by Lorcan Maloney put Listowel in an incontrovertible position.
Well done to Listowel Emmet’s for giving us a fair and skilled match in the final hurdle of the league.
Cordal/Scart proved their strength and determination to turn around a seven point difference at half time to equalise the game and come in touching distance of victory.
All year it’s been a pleasure to watch such fine football from a team of devoted, skilled and inspirational young players. Well done lads.
The Cordal/Scart Team: 1. Conor Mitchell, 2. Padraig Brosnan, 3. Padraig O’Connor, 4. Denis O’Mahoney, 5. Jason Browne, 6. Josh Kerin, 7. Mark O’Donoghue, 8. Sean O’Connell, 0-1; 9. Eddie Horan 0-3; 10. Eamonn Nolan; 11. Shay Walsh 1-4; 12. Adam Fallon, 13. Cathal O Donoghue, 14. Kieran Enright 0-1; 15. Sean Walsh, 0-2; Subs: Joseph Sheehy for Jason Browne, Patrick ‘Yank’ O’Connor for Denis O’Mahoney, Donnacha Daly, D.J Fealey, Sean Breathneach, Jack Flynn, David Riordan, Dylan O’Donoghue, Sean Horan.
Referee: Peter Lyons, Laune Rangers.
Guard of Honour for Captain Seán and His Team
Cordal celebrated last Friday as Captain Sean O’Connell and his teammates arrived to Cordal GAA Club through a guard of honour. With them they brought the victors’ cup and the boys were honoured by the club and local fans who came to support them after their win. Many thanks to all who helped out on the night.
May Lotto at The Shoemaker’s
The Lotto Jackpot for May stands at €2,600. The Lotto Draw will take place this Sunday, May 28th. in Shoemakers Bar, Castleisland.
As always you can get your Lotto tickets from our sellers. You can also buy them at Kearney’s Post Office or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear. You can also go to www.cordalgaa.com to buy your tickets online. Cordal Seniors are in charge of this month’s Lotto. Please keep playing and supporting our Club Lotto. However you play, the Best of Luck from Cordal GAA!
Lisa McHugh Concert
The Cordal GAA Club fundraising Lisa McHugh Concert is less than two months away on Sunday. You can buy Tickets from our club officers, at advertised retail sellers and online at www.cordalgaa.com. It’s going to be a night to remember!
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