The scoreline might suggest a comfortable win for the Eslin/Mohill combination but this was a game that swung one way then the other and looked to be heading for extra time until a goal with 7 minutes remaining transformed the contest. The goal for St Manachan’s was followed by three fabulous unanswered points which ended St Mary’s hopes of adding to their Minor A crown won last September. This was a highly entertaining game played by two fully committed and talented teams. When both teams had their periods of dominance – they both looked a class apart but ultimately when St Manachan’s scored that all important goal – they didn’t sit back, they pushed on and although St Mary’s tried desperately to respond – the heads were visibly down. The age profile of both teams is quite young so we can expect to see them acquainting themselves at this grade over the next few years and with a number of players on both sides putting inÓgreat individual performances, we as a County can hope to see them display their skills on a bigger stage! Congratulations to St Manachan’s on a fully deserved victory.
25-Nov-10 by Colette Fox – PRO