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A League Vs Blackhall Gaels

posted 29 Mar 2011, 02:38 by Unknown user   [ updated 29 Mar 2011, 02:39 ]

FL1: Duleek/Bellewstown fall to Blackhall



27 March 2011

Duleek/Bellewstown 0-10 
Blackhall Gael's 1-15

After putting in an excellent first half performance the East men failed to impress in the second half as Blackhall Gael's recorded a convincing win over the Duleek/Bellewstown in this third round division 1 league game on Sunday in Batterstown. 

Wing half forward Stephen Mc Ardle opened up the scoring after two minutes of play to set Duleek/Bellewstown on their way. Mark Collins was next on the score sheet as he pointed from a placed ball after Karl Mc Donnell was fouled to leave it two points each after ten minutes of play. 


Further points from John Flood, Gordon Hynes, Chris Carney, Mark Collins and corner forward James Deveraux left it 0-07 to 0-05 in favour of Duleek/Bellewstown as they dominated the opening interval. 

The second half saw the Blackhall Gael's men dominate as the Duleek/Bellewstown seemed to go to sleep. They only accounted for three points in this half compared to Blackhall Gael's impressive 1-10. An early goal in the second half from Blackhall Gael's seemed to cause the East Meath men to drop their head's and they failed to recover from this blow.

Although Duleek/Bellewstown where missing a few from their normal starting fifteen, this heavy defeat may suggest that they have a lot of work to do in order to be ready for the championship in 3 weeks time. 

Scorer's for Duleek/Bellewstown in the second interval came in the form of John Flood (free), Chris Carney and Stephen Mc Ardle. 

Duleek/Bellewstown 1. R. Nolan 2.D Crosby 3.Brian Moore 4.Des Teeling 5.Kevin Smith 6.Michael Dowling 7.Gordon Hynes (0-01) 8.Declan Gaffney 9.Kevin Mc Cann 10.Chris Carney (0-2) 11.Mark Collins (0-02) 12.Stephen Mc Ardle (0-02) 13. James Deveraux (0-01)14.Karl Mc Donnell 15.John Flood (0-02). Subs - Eanna Byrne for James Deveraux, Adam Everard for Mark Collins