Baltinglass beat Bray
Baltinglass 1-9 Bray Emmets 0-8
BALTINGLASS HAD a good win over Bray Emmets in Division 1 of the SFL at Emmet Park, Bray on Friday night. The Slaneysiders led from start to finish and had a particularly good first half with Henry Sinnott, Joey Kelly and County U-21 player Conor Foley sending over good points. The half-time score was Baltinglass 0-5; Bray Emmets 0-2.
The home side improved in the second half but while they cut back the deficit a little they could never get on parity. A goal by teenage sub Tony Kealy sealed victory for Tommy Murphy's men. Both sides were very much understrength for this match and were trying out young players.
Bray Emmets scorers: Ronan Cunningham (0-5); Aaron Murphy, Dave Farrell and Ross McEnespey (0-1 each).
Baltinglass: Ken Quirke; Rory Nolan, Ciaran Foley, Ian Sheerin; Paul Fleming, Tommy Murphy, Mark Steins; Sean O'Brien, Kevin Murphy; Joey Kelly (0-3), Shane Wall, Tommy Cullen (0-1); Conor Foley (0-3), Henry Sinnott (03), Dave Faulkner. Sub: Tony Kealy (1-1).
Blessington 0-12 Stratford 0-9
BLESSINGTON COLLECTED their second brace of points in Division 1 of the SFL with this win over Stratford-Grangecon at Blessington on Saturday. Blessington had much the better of play in the first half and went in leading by 0-7 to 0-3 at half-time. However they had lost midfielder Stephen Flanagan on a red card and were down to 14 men for all of the second half.
Stratford-Grangecon lifted their game and got to within striking distance of the home side in the second half but found the gap too great.
Blessington: Barry Behan; Stephen Bohan, Barry O'Donovan, Paul McLoughlin; Eoin Keogh, Brendan McGarr, Ronan Doyle; Kevin J Rogers, Stephen Flanagan; Adam Cullen, Dean Siney (04), Owen Devlin; Robbie Pender (0-2), Pat Brophy, Alan Ellis (0-6). Sub: Kevin Foster.
Stratford-Grangecon: Patrick Cronin;
Chris Caplis, Eoin O'Neill, John Moore; Manus Keane, Paddy Walsh, Niall Moore; Jason Bolger, Michael Mangan (0-1); Dermot Cronin, James Barrett (01), Alan Kealy; Mark Caplis (0-2), Paul Cronin (05), Michael Carroll. Sub: Alan Norton.
Hollywood 1-10 Tinahely 1-10
A POINT by Tony D'Arcy with just minutes to go saved the day for Tinahely in Division 1 of the SFL at Hollywood on Saturday. A strong wind blowing straight into the road goal made this a match of two halves with the home side having the advantage in the first half.
Hollywood got off to a good start with points by the Burke brothers, Thomas and Eoin, but were rocked back on their heels in the seventh minute when Colm Kenny was brought down in the box and Alan Nolan blasted the net from the penalty.
That score gave Tinahely the cushion they needed against the wind.
Hollywood pulled away in the second quarter to add some good points but their four-point lead at half-time - 0-8 to 1-1looked slim in the extreme .
While Tony D'Arcy got the first point of the second half it was Hollywood that stepped up their game.
Thomas Burke made a great run through the centre and drew the free for Garrett Bell to point.
At the three quarter stage it was 1-10 to 14 but point by point Phillip Cullen's men hauled their way back to steal an away point at the death.
Hollywood: Ian Burke; Conor Callaghan, John Mooney, Kevin Glennon; Keith Burke (0-1), Brian O'Shea, Keith Traynor; Eoin Burke (0-1), Peadar Traynor; Mikie Healy (1-0), Tomas Burke (0-3), Pat Glennon; Keith Peppard (0-2), Garrett Bell (0-3), Brian Flynn. Subs: John D Burke and PJ O'Keeffe.
Tinahely: Stephen Nolan; Ray McGlynn, Michael Byrne, Gavin Kenny; David Blake, Willie Dillon (0-1), John Blake; David Dillon, Brian Walsh; Conor Kenny, Colm Kenny, Paddy O'Rourke; Jason Cushe (0-1), Alan Nolan (1-0), Tony D'Arcy (0-8).