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Caulry GAA PRO Notes 11th March

posted 12 Mar 2012, 01:28 by Derek Bowen   [ updated 12 Mar 2012, 01:30 ]
County League Div 2

Caulry played their second game in the County League Division 2 on Sunday morning last when they took on St Mary's in Rochfortbridge. St Mary's took the game to Caulry in the first half putting our defense under severe pressure from the off with three clear goal scoring opportunities going a-begging and letting Caulry off the hook. However St Mary's did manage to raise a red flag and only for some fine points both from play and placed balls by Eric Fallon and Alan Caroll, Caulry were very lucky to go in at the break down by only a point on a scoreline of 1-3 to 0-5 points.

Following some substitutions and positional changes at half-time Caulry were more competitive in the second-half and drew level by the fifteenth minute, however a strong closing ten minutes by St Mary's
resulting in four unanswered points gave the Rochfortbridge men victory on a score-line of St Mary's 1-9 Caulry 0-8 points.
Team & Scorers : Joe Mc Mahon, Ciaran Allen, John Maguire, Jack O'Meara, Eoghan Grennan, Ernie Buckley, Michael Donohoe, Damien Dolan, Gary Flanagan 0-1, Eric Fallon 0-3(2f), Alan Rigney, Johnny Dolan 0-1, Alan Carroll 0-3(2f) , Robbie Kenny, Robbie Ryan, 
Subs Used : Mark Malone and Declan Donohoe for Robbie Ryan and Ciaran Allen H-T, Ben
Moran for Jack O'Meara.

Minor League
Caulry minors got their first win of the season when overcoming Mullingar Shamrocks in a high scoring match. The first half was evenly contested with Caulry taking a one point lead into the break. Good
work from Killian Healy won Caulry an early penalty, and two minutes later Killian was again fouled on the 30m line. The penalty and free were converted by David Brookes. Further scores from Andrew O Sullivan (0-02), E Donohoe and D Brookes saw the sides level. Alan Daly got on the end of a good pass from Tommy Doyle, and kicked a great point to put Caulry into a one point lead. Mullingar upped the pressure in the second half and scored 2-01 to open up a 6 point lead. K Healy scored
a point to reduce the margin to 5, before Mullingar scores a further point. Andrew O Sullivan responded for Caulry scoring four unanswered points. Both teams traded points with O Sullivan again on target for
Caulry. The key score of the game came when Alan Daly contested a high ball with the Mullingar goalie. Alan was fouled and D Brookes capped of a good performance with a goal. 

Final score Shamrocks 3-07 Caulry 2-12.

Best for Caulry, in defence C Dolan and T Doyle. In a crowded midfield area S Doyle, S Woods, E Donohoe and D Brooks were to the fore. Up front A O Sullivan caused Shamrocks problems, and was ably assisted by A Daly and K Healy.
Team and Scorers. M Carroll, C Dolan, M McMahon, N Killane, T Doyle, E Donohoe(0- 01), J Pettit, S Woods, S Doyle, D O Connor, D rookes(2-02), A Daly (0-01), G Shortall, A O Sullivan (0-07), K Healy (0-01). A Nugent for G Shortall.

Well Done
Well done to Kevin Maguire (captain) and Ben Moran who were members of the winning Westmeath team who defeated Carlow on Wednesday last in the quarter-final of the Leinster U/21 Championship played in Carlow. 
Westmeath now face Dublin in the semi-final.

Best Wishes
Caulry would like to wish Garrycastle the very best of good fortune in their All-Ireland Club Final game against Crossmagen on Paddy's Day. A good contingent of support by Caulry members is expected to travel on the day

Caulry Fundraiser
Caulry GAA are hosting a Social evening in the Well, Moate on Easter Sunday night April 8th to raise funds for the Club. Music will be provided by the  well-known Crystal Swing Band. Tickets can be had on entry at the door and a  great night's entertainment is in prospect.
The Club are hoping for a large  local support on the night.

Caulry wish to extend its deepest sympathies to the Collins family, Auburn Villas, Athlone following the recent passing of Eileen Collins.
Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam.