Sunday 1st April 2012
ACFL Div 3- Rd 3Laragh Utd -v- Corlough
With pitch conditions near back to their best clear skies overhead and not a breeze perfect conditions for football, everyone was in flying form in Stradone on Sunday last, this being illustrated by the final scoreboard. Laragh kicking next the river took the lead from the start when Paddy Rudden converted a free from the left 25 metres out. Liam Brady was taken down in the third minute and Ruairí Power was not found wanting placing a lovely point over the blackspot from the right. Corlough regrouped and gained their first score from a great move up the field from the half back Ronan Kelleher who took a great score. Power again was called on in the seventh minute when Declan King was fouled in the Corlough half back line who took his second point well. Laragh continued to build momentum when a tackle by Shane o Rourke knocked the ball in Laraghs favour linked with Paddy Rudden who found Gerry Murray to take Laraghs fourth point of the half. An on form Ruairí Power took the next two points for the Laragh side one coming from play. Corlough took the next attack and a breaking ball in the Laragh backline was picked up by Corloughs Ciaran Dolan who found the back of the Laragh net. At this point Laragh found their momentum and pushed harder which resulted in some great work from the midfielders linking up with Conal Donohue who found Power running through for another score. Declan Brady playing midfield followed with another point from the left boot. Corloughs Brendan Mc Govern who had a good game took the next score a free forty metres out. Laragh pushed on and Enda Cullivan kicked a sneaky ball on the run from forty metres out to find the top corner of the net. Great link play between Adrian and Sheamus Cooney resulted in Declan Brady getting his second score of the half. The final play of the half came from a free given away from the Laragh half back line taken by Brendan Mc Govern to knock it wide of the post.
The second half started the way the first half ended with a foul on Conal Donohue in the first play fifteen metres out which was placed over by Paddy Rudden. As the game continued an of the ball incident again on Conal Donohue spotted by the referee resulted in a free knocked over again by Rudden. Corloughs first score of the half came in the sixth minute with a great bit of link play between the half forward line, being knocked over by Ciaran Dolan. Laragh responded from the kick out carrying the ball up the field and again Power shot a high ball from thirty metres out over the bar. Again as if deja-vu Power got a similar score to the last in the next play of the game. Corlough got the next score when a foul on Martin Cassidy by the Laragh half back line was taken by Brendan Mc Govern who was aided by the post to get a score up on the board. The next three scores of the game came from Laraghs Liam Brady, Gerry Murray and Ruairí Power. Murray was unlucky in the 15th minute when Corloughs Goalie Shane Mc Govern made an exceptional save in a one on one encounter. Corlough midfield won the next kick out but their attack was overturned by Sheamus Cooney who found Adrian Cooney who kicked a high ball over the bar on the run from 40 metres out. Power who had to be man of the match kicked the next score, a free 30 metres out. Laragh gained two more points coming of Declan king and Cian O Rourke. Corlough were unlucky in the 25th minute when Martin Smith saved a one on one attack and overturned the ball finding Cian O Rourke who carried to midfield found Gerry Murray who kicked the ball high over the bar. The next Kick out was won by the Laragh midfield kicking into Cian O Rourke who found the back of the net for Laraghs second goal of the game. Corloughs Martin Cassidy scored a good point thirty metres out on their next attack they also converted a free in the last play of the game to leave the final score Laragh 2-21 to Corloughs 1-05. The Laragh lads put in an impressive performance all over the field and dominated from the start Corlough never got into the game and this was reflected in the final score.
Laragh Utd – M Smith, B Cullivan, P King, P Smith, L Brady, S O Rourke, S Cooney, E Cullivan, D Brady, D King, A Cooney, P Rudden, C Donohoe, G Murray, R Power.
Subs - C O Rourke for A Cooney (49th minute) and L Mc Cabe for M Smith (58th minute - injured)
Corlough – S Mc Govern, B Wright, A Wright, J Prior, B Mc Govern, R Kelleher, E Mc Govern, B Mc Govern, M Mc Govern, K Dolan, M Cassidy, P Cassidy, D Kelleher,P Mc Govern, D Dolan
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