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Under 21s lose to Harps (26/05/13)

posted 26 May 2013, 15:54 by Unknown user


The U21 faced Harps in the new Round Robin Championship on Sunday afternoon and despite a good comeback in the second half it was not enough as the home side grinned out the victory. Harps dominated the first half and led 2-09 to 0-06 at the interval with Gareth Watters (2), Jack Grugan (2), Brendan and Aodhan Toner grabbing the 'Nab scores. In the second half converted frees from Brendan Toner and Jack Grugan were exchanged with two for the opposition in the early period of the half. A point blank save from Conor McGivern on the 40th minute inspired an attack which finished with Brendan Toner drilling home a goal from 21 yards out. Finnén Maguire followed up with a point before Jack Grugan showed great awareness and accuracy to lob the 'keeper from all of 40 yards to reduce the deficit to an amazing 3 points. Points were exchanged through scores from Jack Grugan and Kieran Hughes with the Harps attack once more but a 53rd minute goal for the home side saw them finish the strongest and record the win.

Team: Conor McGivern, John McManus, Dominic McParland (Capt), Patrick Watters, Joe Kennedy, Brian McClelland, Niall Cosgrove, Brendan Toner (1-2), Kieran Hughes (0-2), Shane McCone, Gareth Watters (0-2), Finnén Maguire (0-1), Conor Murdoch, Jack Grugan (1-4), Aodhan Toner (0-1). Subs: Fergal Nugent for P.Watters, Oisin Fearon for J.Kennedy, Tiarnan McArdle for A.Toner, Barry Livingstone for C.Murdoch