Mas­ter­ful dis­play from Mul­hall

Bray People - - SPORT -

AN EX­HI­BI­TION of point tak­ing by PJ Mull­hall was the high­light of pro­ceed­ings in Cool­boy on Satur­day evening as the full for­ward knocked over six points from play to help Cool­boy to a four point vic­tory.

With the clubs com­ing to­gether to play Se­nior foot­ball this year this game had the po­ten­tial to be no more than a train­ing game but with brag­ging rights up for grabs the sides gave each other a good runaround.

The only neg­a­tive in the whole af­fair was a small clash be­tween Stephen Carter and Ciaran Byrne with both men be­com­ing frus­trated af­ter an ac­ci­den­tal col­li­sion. Ref­eree Brendan Fur­long ap­plied com­mon sense though and the game con­tin­ued with- out in­ci­dent.

Cool­boy would go in at half time three points to the good with PJ Mull­hall in fine form from the off. His first point came in the sec­ond minute but was re­sponded to by a free from Ciaran Byrne.

Shil­le­lagh went ahead 3-2 with points from Ciaran Byrne and Barry Nolan af­ter Niall O'Keefe had ini­tially given Cool­boy the lead but from here Cool­boy upped the gears and stormed ahead by four, one of which was a free from Michael Gre­gan who wasn't feel­ing any af­fects of a windy Cool­boy as he donned a fine pair of leg­gings to keep him warm.

Shil­le­lagh slowly worked their way back into the fray with a point from Enda Fo­ley and by half time it was 8-3 to the home side.

The game de­vel­oped into a pat­tern in the sec­ond half and by the tenth minute Cool­boy lead 11-7. PJ Mull­hall had kicked over two peaches early on but they were matched by Noel Mur­phy when he sent over a fine point for Shil­le­lagh.

The vis­i­tors hit a pur­ple patch in the fi­nal 10 min­utes and with six to go the gap was just two points be­tween the teams but Paul O'Keefe and PJ Mull­hall aided by an out­stand­ing cen­tre for­ward per­for­mance by Johnny Wil­loughby in­sured the brag­ging rights would be with the Cool­boy lads at train­ing on Tues­day evening.

Cool­boy: Wal­ter Carter; Kil­lian Gre­gan, Anthony Holly, Niall O'Keefe; Jonathon Smyth, Daniel Nolan, Brendan Be­han; Stephen Carter, Michael Gre­gan (0-3,2fs); De­clan Hennessy (01), Johnny Wil­loughby, Paul O'Keefe (0-2); Kevin O'Keefe (0-2), PJ Mull­hall (0-6), Fred Kiersey. Subs: Sean Ma­her for S Carter, Gareth Gre­gan for O'Keefe,

Shil­le­lagh: Dar­ren Ka­vanagh; Ger O'Brien, Patrick Hennessy, Jack De­whurst; Dar­ragh Fo­ley, Lau­rie Cullen, Mark Collins; Ray Mur­phy, Ciaran Byrne (0-5,fs); Enda Fo­ley (0-1), Barry Nolan(0-1), Sean Car­roll; Mark Collins, Noel Mur­phy (0-1), Cathal Mur­phy (0-1). Subs: Fran Simp­son for Collins, Karl Dagg (0-1) for E Fo­ley, Bran­don South­ern for Car­roll.

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