Bless­ing­ton stage rally to over­come Bal­ly­more

Bray People - - GAA ROUND-UP -

Bless­ing­ton 1-13 Bal­ly­more 0-8

THE FI­NAL of the Paddy McGee Me­mo­rial Cup took place in Bless­ing­ton on St Pa­trick's Day with the home side stag­ing a late rally to beat near neigh­bours Bal­ly­more from Kil­dare.

The game was level three times in the first half be­fore points from Shane Ka­vanagh (frees) and Keith Conway put Bal­ly­more five points to four points in front at half-time.

For the sec­ond half Bless­ing­ton moved An­thony McLough­lin out to mid­field from the full-back po­si­tion. How­ever, Bal­ly­more still held the lead with 15 min­utes to go. Bless­ing­ton's case was not helped by poor shoot­ing, hit­ting 15 wides over the hour. How­ever, the home side took over in the last quar­ter and a goal from Kevin J. Rodgers with ten min­utes to go put them in con­trol and they won with some­thing to spare in the end.

Af­ter the match Mona McGee, wife of the late Paddy McGee, pre­sented the cup and the tro­phies to the win­ning team and ev­ery­body was en­ter­tained to re­fresh­ments in the new Bless­ing­ton club­house.

BLESS­ING­TON

Barry Be­han, Stephen Bo­han, An­thony McLough­lin, Barry O'Dono­van, Eoin Keogh (0-1), Mick McLough­lin (0-2), Gerry Phibbs, Stephen Flana­gan, Gavin Mur­ray, Pa­trick Bro­phy, K.J. Rogers (1-0), Jonathan Daniels, Dean Siney (02), Bren­dan McGarr (0-1), Alan El­lis (0-5). SUBS: Thomas Pen­der, Dean McGarr, Eoin Howlin, Eoin Devlin, Robert Pen­der, Pa­trick McGee, Cur­tis Geraghty and John McGee.

BAL­LY­MORE

Ken McNally, Keith Fen­nell, Pat Brown, Tommy Gor­man, Gerry Fen­nell, Colin Clarke, Jamie Balfe, W. O'Donoghue (0-2), Alan Rooney (0-1), Keith Conway (0-2), Eoin Ka­vanagh, Brian Moore, Shane Ka­vanagh (0-3), Mark Car­roll, Jamie Cur­ran.

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