MOYNALTY 2-09, CORTOWN 0-15.
Moynalty played Cortown in Round 3 of the JAFC in Kilmainham on Thursday. The game proved to be an intense affair from beginning to end and ultimately ended honours even. Cortown raced into an early lead, three points from Ryan O' Rourke, Brian Smith & Davy Rispin. Moynalty gradually grew into the game and it was midfielder Cathal Reilly who opened the scoring for Moynalty, this was followed up by a point from Michael Cahill. Cortown hit back with two points. Paul Lynch managed to escape the attention of his marker to open his account of the evening. Moynalty's other midfielder Anthony Nevin knocked over a fine point but it was to be Moynalty's final one of the first half. Cortown went on to score a flurry of points to leave the half time score Moynalty 0-04, Cortown 0-10.
Christy Cahill opened the scoring in the second half, but Cortown struck back with two points to increase the margin to seven. After been on the wrong end of seemingly some questionable decisions Paul Lynch eventually got his chance to score his first free of the game. The margin was again increased to seven when Cortown fisted over another point. This proved to be Cortown's last score for sometime, as Moynalty pilled on the pressure to come back into the game, a point a piece for Ollie Sheridan & Paul Lynch reduced the gap to five before a lovely flowing move finished up with Michael Cahill palming the ball into the net. Cortown replied to this with their fourteenth point of the game. Moynalty's Cormac Kearney equalised with a well taken goal. Both teams exchanged points to finish the game honours even. In what was a great spectacle for a neutural, a draw turned out to be a fair result.
TEAM: Johnny Lynch, Ronan Lynch, Nicholas Mc Kenna, Ronan Lynch, Cormac Kearney, Donal Lynch, James Cassidy, Anthony Nevin, Cathal Reilly, Gavin Lynch, Michael Cahill, Carl Lynch, Christy Cahill, Paul Lynch, Ollie Sheridan.
SCORERS: Michael Cahill 1-01, Paul Lynch 0-04, Cormac Kearney 1-00, Cathal Reilly 0-01, Anthony Nevin 0-01, Christy Cahill 0-01, Ollie Sheridan 0-01.
SUB: Adrian Maguire For Donal Lynch.