ACL V Killoe –

Published in News, Senior Football

Senior ACL game V Killoe Slashers played a h ome game against Killoe on Saturday evening last in ideal conditions at Michael Fay Park. Fielding short a few regulars because of injuries and some players working abroad the game gave an opportunity for younger guns to step up. Slashers opened brightly and had two goals in the net early on and looked comfortable. Forwards Andrew Kelly, Peter Foy and Rúairí Clarke were on song with the latter two scoring goals. Seán Clarke drifted forward from half back at one stage and converted a beauty from 30m – a reward for togging while in the middle of his leaving cert. In mid-field Michael Brady and Niall Mulligan were controlling the possession of kick outs and the backs led by Dermot Brady were sound. An injury to Darren Flaherty interrupted play for awhile and on the resumption Killoe gained momentum finding the net twice before the break. Slashers went into half time leading by point. The 2nd half began with both sides failing to convert in the initial stages. A penalty awarded to Killoe which was converted by Larry Moran was a game changer. That goal was followed within minutes by a 2nd Killoe strike which effectively ended the contest. Slashers ran out losing by 8pts. The game was good preparation for championship and it represented another step in the rebuilding phase. Slashers star players on the night certainly included Rúairí and Seán Clarke showing that youth is not an obstacle to performance at this level. Team: Colm Farrell, Shane Rodgers, Barry Gilleran, Garret Ghee, Darren Flaherty, Dermot Brady, Seán Clarke, Niall Mulligan, Michael Brady, Rúairí Clarke, Peter Foy, Conor Clarke, Andrew Kelly, Brian Farrell, Colin Smith. Subs: Ross Flaherty, Niall Kelly, Seán Costelloe, Ben Ryan