Late burst se­cures win for Blessington

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at Blessington

lavin came more into the game.

James Walsh landed two points be­fore half-time, one from a free, which Dunlavin will rue kick­ing seven wides to Blessington’s three in that half.

The first 20 min­utes of the sec­ond half be­longed to Dunlavin and whilst Cur­tis Ger­aghty added a point for Blessington af­ter four min­utes, points from Shane O’Rourke, James Walsh, Thomas Davis and Cian O’Sul­li­van put Dunlavin level at six points each 15 min­utes into the sec­ond half.

The Dunlavin half-back line of Mark Reid, Eoin Murtagh and Henry Healy were play­ing well and Paul Murtagh and Aaron Phelan were win­ning mid­field.

In­side for­ward Cian O’Sul­li­van was set up for a man of the match per­for­mance hav­ing lev­elled the game at six points each with a won­der­ful point af­ter 15 min­utes and he went on to add two fur­ther points on the 20th and 21st minute to put Dunlavin eight points to six in front and look­ing likely win­ners.

The Blues were jolted out of their com­fort zone and fin­ished the bet­ter over the last 10 min­utes with Mickey O’Con­nor pick­ing up an op­por­tunist goal, his brother Pa­trick adding a point and Cur­tis Ger­aghty another point from a free and de­spite the best ef­forts of Dunlavin, in­clud­ing another point from Cian O’Sul­li­van, the Blues went on to win by 1-8 to 0-9 points.

Ref­eree Ciaran Flem­ing is­sued a cou­ple of black cards dur­ing the game, Blessington’s mid­fielder Peter Man­ning pick­ing up a black af­ter only four min­utes of the game.

Stephen Kitt; Aaron Cur­ran, Stephen Bo­han, Jack Gil­li­gan; Kevin Han­lon, Caolan MacGor­man, KJ Rodgers; Paul McLough­lin, Peter Man­ning; Brian Carroll (0-1), Michael O’Con­nor (1-1), Michael McLough­lin (0-1); Pa­trick O’Con­nor (0-1), Dean Siney (0-1), Cur­tis Ger­aghty (0-3). Subs: Eoin Keogh, Michael Nu­gent.

Blessington:

Tom McGuirk; Louis Capliss, Seanie Phelan, Harry Col­burn; Mark Reid, Eoin Murtagh, Henry Healy; Paul Murtagh, Aaron Phelan; James Walsh (0-3), Thomas Davis, Cian O’Sul­li­van (0-4); Marty Capliss, Shane O’Rourke (0-1), Shane Carty. Subs: Mark O’Sul­li­van, Daniel Daw­son, Barry Mi­ley (0-1).

Dunlavin: Ref­eree:

Ciaran Flem­ing

He­lan Rouse and Laura Leigh at the Dunlavin GAA Club din­ner dance at Tul­far­ris Ho­tel last week­end.

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