Match Report-IFC Castleconnor v St.Patrick's
Kennedys Intermediate Football Championship
Castleconnor 1-13 v St.Pats 2-5
Castleconnor were never headed in this game at Connolly Park on Sunday but let Pats back into the game with the concession of 2 goals in the second half. Pats showed plenty of effort early on and dominated possession but eh inability to score from play and frees meant they did not get a foothold in the game. Castleconnor scored on their first 4 attacks with points from play from Stevie Curley, Kevin Langan, Sean Carrabine and Alan Cawley. Castleconnor lead 0-5 v 0-3 after 25 minutes with Pierce Kearins scoring 2 frees fro Pats but a purple patch before the break with scores from Stevie Curley(2), Micheál Cahill, Kevin Langan and a monster from under the stand by Kevin McDonnell meant the red and white lead 0-10 v 0-3 at the break. 
The start of the second half saw Cahill score with a reply from Kearins from a free. An intercepted pass by Cian Barrins in the 39th minute saw him drive at the Pats defence and finish to the roof of the net seemingly putting the game to bed. Both teams traded points from frees by Curley and Kerins but in the 46th minute Donal Brady won a breaking ball at midfield and following a strong solo run side footed to the corner of the net. This was followed a few minutes later with Kearins palming a ball to the net after Colin Gordon had saved a pile driver from Conal Kearins. Alan Cawley eased Castleconnor over the line with a point from play. St.Pats will rue their ability to score points from play and frees whilst Castleconnor will wonder what happened in the last 15 minutes to let Pats back into the game. Castleconnor now meet Buninnadden in the quarter finals whils Pats face Geevagh in the relegation playoffs.
Castleconnor: Colin Gordon, Ronan Keane, Keith Earlis, Brendan Howley, Paul Sweeney, Rory Healy, Jason Earlis, Kevin McDonnell, John McDonnell, Alan Cawley, Micheál Cahill, Sean Carrabine, Kevin Langan, Cian Barrins, Stevie Curley. Subs Used: Eoin Kent, Alan Naughton, Brian Howley
St.Pats: Jamie Lacken, Oisin Keavany, Jonathan Higgins, David Giblin, Enda Connolly, Thomas McMunn, Dean Mahon, James Kearins, James Clarke, Donal Brady, Brendan Martin, Conal Kearins, Ciaran Giblin, Pierce Kearins, Jack Egan Subs used, Jimmy, Kilgallen, Declan Clarke, Cian Lacken,


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