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Mixed Results And Mixed Emotions For Brackaville

Monday 20.11.2023
Team Talk Mag
Championship Football


 

It was a day when Brackaville players and supporters went through the wringer in terms of emotions as first their under fourteen side lost narrowly to Drumquin in the league final before their minor side came from behind to defeat a fancied Clogher side in the Grade Four Minor League Final. both matches were played at the superbly appointed Fintona Pearses ground and both were laced with good football.

The under fourteen game ebbed and flowed with both teams enjoying periods of dominance and possession. Drumquin’s ability to convert from placed balls had a significant impact on the result as both Cillian Mullan and player of the match Sean Gormley made their opponents pay for their indiscretions.

The first half was close and competitive with Sean Gormley (Drumquin) and Aaron Callan both finding the net for their teams as Drumquin reached the break looking strong leading 1-7 to 1-3 with Gormley hitting 1-3 of his team’s total.

The second half was every bit as competitive as the first with Brackaville carrying the fight to their opponents. Aaron  and Adam Callon as well as Erika Petrauskas stood out for their side after the break. However in spite of their best efforts they were unable to curb the Drumquin scoring with points from Gormley, Daire Mc Caffrey, Daithi Mc Kay and Cillian Mullan while defensively Joseph Kearney was outstanding. A goal from Joe O’Kane with seven minutes remaining ended the game as a contest and Drumquin ran out deserving winners adding the league title to their Championship crown.

Brackaville took to the field for their minor final against Clogher as underdogs and when the Eire Óg side moved three clear after ten minutes it seemed that the favourites tag was well deserved. Finbarr Mc Caughey, Niall Mc Kenna and the impressive Eoin Mellon landed early scores as Clogher hit the ground running. However by half time the gap was down to two as Brackaville rallied and led by player of the match Conor Mc Guigan and points from James Gillis and Conor Cullen they reached the break 0-5 to 0-3 behind.

Both sides were awarded penalties with the outcome of both spot kicks playing a huge role in the outcome of the game. Clogher’s penalty went past the post while Brackaville’s kick from team captain Daire Carberry found the back of the net and with points from Cailum Coyle, Carberry and James Gillis the Owen Roes held off a spirited Clogher comeback to win 1-6 to 0-8.

 

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