St.Clare's Junior Gaa Boys went to Annaduff on Monday The 3rd of October as they faced Mohill Community College in their first game this year. St.Clare's put together an absolutely brilliant match and they made it a joy to watch from the sideline as they came out on the better end of a heavy score line.
St.Clare's won the match by 15 points with a score line of 4-18 - 3-6. St.Clare's were very good all over the pitch although they made a few mistakes they didn't let it push them back as they kept driving on throughout the game right until the final whistle. At the other end of the field Mohill kept pushing St.Clare's but they were not strong enough to get past in the final third of the pitch as Jack O'Connell had an absolutely outstanding game in the full backs with a great help from Nathan McMorrow. It took both sides’ about 5 minutes to get a score on the board with Mohill hitting 3 wide's inside the first 3 minutes. Eventually Shane Walsh put over a great score for St.Clare's to get them off their stride. Shane Walsh who played midfield the whole game was absolutely phenomenal. He scored 10 points as he worried the Mohill defence every time he ran at them with the ball. Dermot Foley playing in full forward for St.Clare's scored a great goal. Mark McGee also playing full forward was putting over plenty of scores and he played a solid game upfront.
Mohill eventually did get the chance to get back into the game as they were awarded a penalty 10 minutes before half time but St.Clare's got a bit of luck as the Mohill full forward kicked and awful penalty and put it miles wide of the target. St.Clare's went in at halftime 7 points up but knew the game was far from won. St.Clare's came out in the second half the much stronger side as Mohill struggled to get the ball out of their own half as Harry Galgey playing half back pushed into midfield for their kick-outs and caught a few balls before laying them off to Shane Walsh or James Maguire who was also playing midfield and he was also terrifying their back-line.
As Shane Walsh started getting tired St.Clare's started using the long ball into the corner which Mohill struggled to deal with Mark McGee as he did not stop running. Dermot Foley then grabbed himself another goal with a great finish and Fionn Teyssou also got himself a goal as he was on the field about 30 seconds. Marcio Oliveria scored a lovely point off the ground from a free kick as St.Clare's kept on pushing. Mohill got another penalty in the dying stages of the game which was once again very poorly struck as he hit it straight down the middle and Michael O'Brien didn't have to worry too much about saving it. St.Clare's came out winners on a scoreline of St.Clare's 4-18 - Mohill C.C 3-6.
Report written by Harry Galgey.