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First win for Seniors (22/04/12)

posted 23 Apr 2012, 06:07 by Unknown user



Ballymacnab recorded their first win of the season at the expense of visitors Carrickcruppen on Sunday past. An excellent first half performance was followed up with a second half where they had to withstand a late rally from 'cruppen but dealt with it well to record a victory over Carrickcruppen for the first time in the clubs history.

Gavin McParland got the 'Nab off to a good start with a point after collecting a pass from Joe Gribben. Barry O'Hare followed up with a point shortly before the first goal of the game. Paudi Crilly's interception set up the attack and a quick free from Rory Grugan to Brian McCone who in turn set up Gavin McParland to finish to the net. Rory Grugan curled over a point before 'cruppen opened up their account on the 16th and 18th minutes. A Pauric Gribben point on the 20th minute increased his sides lead and a fisted point at the second attempt by Gavin McParland left six between the sides. Ballymacnab had dominated the majority of the half with their direct play and continued to do so in the closing minutes with points from Paul Kennedy, Brian McCone and Gavin McParland to give Ballymacnab a commanding lead at the interval but by the interval had replaced Richard Gribben, Barry O'Hare and Rory Grugan all due to injury.

Carrickcruppen began the second half well with three unanswered points before Pauric Gribben registered the 'Nabs first score of the half on the 37th minute. 'Cruppens height advantage in the middle sector saw them dominate kick outs but to their credit Pauric and Ruairí Gribben and Sean McArdle battled and collected their fair percentage of breaking ball. Three further unanswered points from the opposition by the 52nd minute left just three between the sides but points in quick succession from James Gray, Gavin McParland and Joe Gribben insured the victory despite a late goal and point in injury time.

Team: Sean Hughes, Chris Loughran, Paudi Crilly, Sean Lynch, Barry O'Hare (0-1), Kevin Beagan, Dominic McParland, Richard Gribben, Pauric Gribben (0-2), James Gray (0-1), Brian McCone (Capt 0-1), Paul Kennedy (0-1), Rory Grugan (0-1), Gavin McParland (1-4), Joe Gribben (0-1). Subs: Sean McArdle for R.Gribben, Chris Kennedy for B.O'Hare, Ruairí Gribben for R.Grugan, Jack Grugan for S.Lynch