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Senior Footballers get off to a Winning Start

posted 4 Feb 2014, 10:53 by Tom Duggan

Senior Football League

O Loughlin Gaels V Mullinavat

Report by John Dunphy P.R.O.

Mullinavat senior footballers opened their league campaign for 2014 with a good 2 point victory over O Loughlin Gaels in St. Johns Park on Saturday last. It was a difficult day for football due to the strong wind which favoured Mullinavat in the first half. They took advantage of the elements and took a 1-4 to 0-3 lead into the break with John Walsh contributing 1-1 and Stephen Duggan scoring 3 points, two coming from frees.

The second half required disciplined defending and commitment by all of the Mullinavat players and each player stuck manfully to his task restricting O Loughlin’s to 0-4 and preventing them from scoring two goal chances which they had created. Mullinavat’s scoring chances were limited against the breeze and Stephen Duggan added 2 points, one coming from a free. This was good enough for victory on this occasion and manager Paddy Raftice and his backroom team will be looking forward to improving performances over the coming weeks.

Team: Killian Dunphy, Brian Phelan, Seamus Farrell, Darren Kenneally, Paddy Raftice, Willie O Dwyer, Simon Aylward, Ger. Malone, Thomas Aylward, Stephen Duggan, James Culleton, Stephen Ryan, Conor Duggan, Jamie Fennelly, John Walsh

Subs: Brian Kenneally for Stephen Ryan, Conor Frisby