REPORT/PHOTOS: Causeway And St Brendan’s In Lively League Encounter

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Mike O’Halloran reports on the County Senior Hurling League Division One match between Causeway and St Brendan’s… 

Causeway 0-19

St Brendan’s 3-9

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Concession of frees and an inability of St Brendan’s to win any clean possession beyond midfield allowed Causeway to go home with the the points from this lively exchange.

After a minute, St Brendan’s were presented with goal chance when a penalty was awarded Fionan Mackessey blast towards the net but Tadgh Flynn parried the ball out for a 65, Eric Leen pointed the 65.

Brandon Barrett had two points in a row one a free and the other following a great catch, Fionan Mackesey and Gavin Dooley swapped points.

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Billy Lyons pointed before Daithi Griffin was awarded a disputed point. On seventeen minutes, Thomas Moloney put St Brendans ahead when he goaled — 1-3 to 0-4.

Eric Leen and Brandon Barrett had a point each, then St Brendan’s full forward Nicky O’Sullivan got a touch to a ball that trickled barely over the line, St Brendan’s ahead now by five points with eighteen minutes gone.

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Causeway had the next three points from Joe Diggins, Brandon Barrett and Stephen Murphy.

They went in at half time with St Brendan’s leading by three points 2-7 to 0-10, the points for St Brendan’s coming from Daithi Griffin, Darren Dineen and Padraig Kearney while Brandon Barrett and Gavin Dooley had one each for Causeway.

St Brendan’s had a cold fairly significant wind in the second half but they made little use of it and only managed a goal and two points in the final 30 minutes.

The goal was something special though from Mackessey as he received the ball out on the left about thirty metres out but he managed to find the far corner. Darren Dineen had the two points.

Darren Dineen takes a free. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Causeway dug in and plugged away with six points from frees by Brandon Barrett he also added one from play. Jason Leahy drew the teams level 2-9 to 0-15 with ten minutes left in the game Stephen Murphy had pointed also two minutes earlier.

Darren Dineen would have shown the Kerry selectors (if they were in attendance) that he should be considered for a starting berth for the county.

Causeway placed Colum Harty at left wing back and he looked extremely comfortable there. St Brendan’s were without John Egan and Cian Hussey, Causeway were minus Brian Murphy and Keith Carmody.

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