Gaelic Football: Ballinteer hold off Cuala

Ballinteer St John’s 0-17– 0-12 T HE placed-ball precisionof Donnacha Carey inspired Ballinteer St John’s to the Dublin U21’B ‘title last weekend. Playing into a solid wind in the initial fifty percent, Ballinteer blew up out of the starting blocks however they failed to transform two early objective possibilities. Inevitably, it was Cuala who scored initially with a point from cost-free. From then, John’s gradually developed a three-point lead

by the water break. Carey was the principal transforming 4 releases into the tough wind. The second quarter was similarly limited however slowly Cuala made the most of

the wind and also with 3 late factors they brought the score back to degree at 0-8 each at half-time. Very early in the second half, after a definitive assaulting relocation with the heart of the Cuala protection

, Luke Breathnach was fouled for a penalty for John’s. Nonetheless, O’Dowd, Cuala’s young goalkeeper made a fine save, yet significantly for John’s they handled to rack up a factor from the resultant shuffle. Regardless of playing into the strong wind, Cuala grew in the 3rd quarter and had a couple of really great goal scoring opportunities.

However they could not surpass the superb Aaron O’Halloran in the John’s objective. The only time he was defeated, the article came to his rescue. Emphatically, prior to the 2nd water break, at the end of a tough quarter for John’s they take care of to rack up three late factors. They were comprised of 2 more Carey frees and also an unusual rating from full-back Liam Smith, to go into the last quarter thrre punctuates. The match remained limited in the last quarter, but Liam Fenton put John’s four points ahead near the end, with an additional extremely factor from him, his 4th. However, rather than fitting, John’s came under even more pressure from a relentless Cuala and also in the last number of minutes O’Halloran again came to the rescue. John’s then had the final say with an additional Carey totally free, his 8th(five from releases)to protect the crown for the Ballinteer guys. So John’s ultimately won an amusing last, one that might have had at the very least 2 or three objectives for every group. Photos: Paul Lundy

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