O’Loughlin Gaels GAA 1-18 to 2-8 James Stephens GAA
Venue: St. Johns Park, 27th of March 2016 at 12.30pm
Referee: Ger O’Grady.
It was a blustery day in St. Johns Park and those playing with the wind took advantage when they could. Two early goals from James Stephens got them on the front foot and managed to keep that distance between the teams almost to the break. Hard work by the O’Loughlin Gaels defence ensured that the gap was never widened and the St. Johns outfit were reasonably happy going into the break five points down knowing that they had a strong wind advantage in the second period. Within five minutes on the restart that difference was nullified helped by a goal from the lively Peter Collins who was one of the sides two half time replacements. The O’Loughlins lads looked the fitter side now and dominated the play to the end with Fearghal Brennan , Peter Collins and James Lenihan adding the scores to help stretch the lead. Kevin O’Brien was rewarded for his hard work with a point of his own and Robbie Driscoll made a fine contribution to the attack. Ricky Leydon dictated proceeding from the rear guard with fine performances from Brian Buckley, Ross Butler and Stephen Tyrell. It was a good days work and a well-deserved victory. Well done to all involved.
B. Cleere, M. Twomey, M. Lambert, B. Buckley, S. Tyrell, R. Leydon, K. O’Brien, F. Brennan, R. Butler, T. Gleeson, P. Byrne, T. Wallace, J. Lenihan, P. Bergin, R. O’Driscoll S. O’Neill, P. Collins, J. Lawlor, J. Croke, , E. Kelly. L. Andrews