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U16: Churchill 3-16 Castleisland Desmond 2-09.

An understrength Castleisland Desmonds provided a stiff test for Churchill, particularly in the first half, albeit Churchill were playing into a stiff breeze.  After a strong start, with Niall Cassidy converting a goal chance, Churchill found the going tough, particularly in the forward line where scores were not being converted.

Castleisland got on top with the aid of the breeze and went ahead twenty minutes into the first half scoring 5 points to Churchill’s 1-1, the point coming from Eddie McCarthy.

Castleisland missed many scoring opportunities themselves, while Churchill eventually got their scoring boots working with Niall Cassidy getting a second goal and points coming from Paddy Walsh, Ben Donnellan, Eddie McCarthy, Cian Kearney and Ruairi Burns.  At half time Churchill led by 2-6 to 0-6.

In the second half with the aid of the breeze Paddy O Sullivan in goals found free players easier from kickouts and Churchill found it easier to retain the ball.

Eoghan Walsh at full back had a fine game against a tough opponent and time after time drove forward finding a man with the ball. Ben Donnellan (1-3) played well in the half forward line as did Eddie McCarthy 0-3 Cian Kearney 0-2, Paddy Walsh 0-3, and Adam Doyle defending strongly against difficult opponents and getting forward to set up scores. Other scorers on the day included Ronan Kelly 0-2 who also played well in the left half forward line and Josh

Elvins 0-1 in the corner forward position. Two late goals from Castleisland made the scoreline closer when Churchill were not tuned in.

Senior B: Our B team host Beale this Friday evening at 7:30 in Churchill. We have already secured a top three finish and a semi final spot, but can progress straight to the final if we can win this one.

Senior: Our Seniors are flying high at the top of the Division 4 table, but things are very tight with 5 teams challenging for the 3 promotion spots.  This weekend we host Renard at 7:30pm Saturday evening in Churchill. Every game is vital at this stage of the season and all support would be most welcome.

Best of luck to Eoghan O’Brien when he togs out in goals for the Kerry Juniors in the All-Ireland final this Saturday. Kerry face Galway in the decider, which will take place in Portlaosie at 5pm.

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