Simonstown Gaels 5-18 (33)
Moynalvey 1-7 (10)
Simonstown Gaels played against an under strength Moynalvey side this morning. Moynalvey were without Cillian O’Sullivan, Anthony Forde, Padraig Haran and David McLoughlin. Moynalvey opened the scoring with a goal from a short kick out which was dispossessed. Simonstown responded excellently to the setback and quickly established their dominance with scores from Shane Barry and Sean Tobin. The Navan men were playing with the aid of a strong breeze and added to their tally with scores from Shane Barry, Nathan O’Brien, Mark McCabe and Padraig McKeever. Shane Barry scored two goals. Barry’s first goal came about after a mix up with the keeper and defence, Barry latched on to this confusion and had an open goal. His second goal was an effort at a point which dipped underneath the crossbar. At the end of the first half the scoreline read Simonstown 2-11 (17) Moynalvey 1-3 (6)
Simonstown played the second half against a stiff breeze but they continued their good play with Padraig McKeever and James Heaney scoring quick goals. Heaney’s goal rocketed into the roof of the net and McKeever’s effort was an intended point which again dipped underneath the crossbar. The Gaels controlled second half proceedings and introduced the full complement of subs early. The subs were eager to impress and Andrew Kearney quickly got a goal. The game was over as a contest. The Simonstown management will be happy with the wide range of scorers from the game. Full time score Simonstown 5-18 (33) Moynalvey 1-7 (10).Next up for Simonstown is Wolfe Tones on the 7th of April at 2:30pm in Pairc Tailteann.
Robbie Burlingham, Ian O’Rourke, Stephen Moran, Michael Gavin, Mark Gardiner, Brian Conlon, Brian McGrath, James Kilcullen, Sean Tobin (0-2), James Heaney(1-2), Conor Sheridan (0-1), Mark McCabe (0-3), Shane Barry(2-2), Nathan o’Brien (0-2), Padraig McKeever (1-3 (1 free).
Subs - Andy Kearney (1-1) for Nathan O’Brien, Dean Curran for Mark Gardiner, Eanna O’Donoughue for Ian O’Rourke, Sean Conlon for Mark McCabe, Colin Wickham for Brian McGrath, Chris O’Neill for Padraig McKeever