By Paul Murphy, PRO
Shay Walsh opened the Scartaglen/Cordal account inside the first minute with a point from play. This was quickly followed by a Sean O’Connell goal. Eddie Horan registered his first score of the afternoon with a point in the fourth minute.
Legion raised the white flag for the first time in the fifth minute to leave the score Scartaglen/Cordal 1-2 to Legion 0-1.
Legion had their best spell over the next 20 minutes outscoring the hosts five points to two – the Scartaglen/Cordal points coming from Eddie Horan and Shay Walsh.
The scoreline now read Scartaglen/Cordal 1-4 Legion 0-6.
This spurred Scartaglen/Cordal into action late in the first half with two goals in quick succession from Shay Walsh and Eamonn Nolan leaving the halftime score reading Scartaglen/Cordal 3-4 Legion 0-6.
Things did not begin well for Legion as a goal from sub Conor Kerin and five unanswered points inside the first nine minutes of the second half stretched Scartaglen/Cordal lead to 15 points.
This left the scoreline reading Scartaglen/Cordal 4-9 Legion 0-6. Between the 39th and 40th minute Legion outscored Scartaglen/Cordal by three points to one
However, any hope Legion had of mounting a comeback were quashed as goals from Eddie Horan and Shay Walsh gave Scartaglen/Cordal a considerable lead going into the final quarter 6-10 to Legion 0-9.
That final quarter of the match fizzled out with Scartaglen/Cordal outscoring Legion three points to one to leave the score at the end of the match Scartaglen/Cordal 6-13 – Legion 0-10
Scorers for Scartaglen/Cordal: Shay Walsh, 2-05; Eddie Horan, 1-05; Sean O’Connell, 1-0; Eamon Nolan, 1-0; Conor Kerin, 1-0; Sean O’Sullivan, 0-1; Donnacha Daly, 0-1.
Subs: Conor Kerin for Adam Fallon; Shane McInerney for Giles O’Connor; Oisin Collins for Donnacha Daly; Colm Baker for Sean Breathnach; Sean O’Sullivan for Redmond Horan and Conor Casey for Mark O’Donoghue.
Scartaglen/Cordal minors next game is away to Laune Rangers on March 3rd. Throw in 4pm.
Scartaglen Seniors Get 2018 Season Underway
Scartaglen seniors got their 2018 season underway with a round two fixture against Spa in Killarney.
A minute silence was held prior to thrown in for the late Spa GAA club man John Kelly, RIP.
Scartaglen went into the game without their minor contingent who were lining out Saturday for the Cordal/Scart minors against Legion.
This reflected the first half with Spa scoring 3-7 to Scart’s 0-1. Pa Rahilly scoring the Scartaglen point in the eighth minute.
The second half was a much closer affair with Scartaglen outscoring Spa 2-6 to 1-8. It finished Spa 4:15 Scartaglen 2:7. Scartaglen scorers in the second half were: Mike Coakley, 1-2; Daniel Murphy, 0-3; Mike Horan, 0-1 and Tom Boyle, 1-0.
Scartaglen substitutions: Tom Boyle for Damien O’Connor, 36 minutes; David Kerin for Martin Hewitt 37minutes.
Scartaglen play Cordal in the re fixture of round 1 this Saturday 24th. Throw in is at 4pm.
Lots of Lotto Prizes – No Jackpot Winner
Scartaglen GAA Club Lotto was held on Sunday, February 11th for a Jackpot of €2,400.
There was no winner. The numbers drawn were: 3, 21, 22, and 25. The lucky dip winners were: €40 to Connie Sullivan, Kilcummin; €30 each to the following: Jack, Paul and Grace Kerin, Carker; Nora O’Connor-Flynn, Knockrour West, Scartaglen and €20 each to: Mary Horan, Knockeenahone, Scartaglen; Mike Fitzgerald, Dromulton, Scartaglen and Billy Fleming.
The next draw will be in Fleming’s Bar for a jackpot of €2,600 on March 4th.
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