Conacht Gold IFC: Easkey 2-16 v Castleconnor 1-9

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Easkey powered home in the second half to make strong claims for the Intermediate championship playoffs in a very wet Quigabar on Saturday evening. 

It took players time to get used of the conditions with the rain getting heavier as the first half went on and after 16 minutes the score was 3 v 1 to the victors with all scores from frees by Joe McHugh (2), Mikie Gordon and Seán Carrabine. By the 20th minute Oisín Flynn had put Castleconnor in the lead with a goal from play after good play by Carrabine and Jason Earlis and then with a long range free. Two quick points from McHugh brought the game level when a long range free was caught inside by Eugene Mullen who turned and fired to the net. Castleconnor came back with the final two scores of the half from play by Eoin Kent and Ronan Wilson. The half time score was 1-7 v 1-4 to Easkey. 

From the throw in Castleconnor got within two with a mark from Carrabine. That was as good as it got for the men in red and in the next 5 minutes 4 points from Easkey subs Daniel Rolston(2), Kieran and Kevin Duffy had eased Easkey into a commmanding lead. McHugh and Mikie Gordon added further to the total with Ciarán Kilcullen replying with two long range points. It was all Easkey now and they finished with a penalty scored by McHugh in injury time.

Easkey Joe McHugh 1-8 (1p, 6f), Mikie Gordon 0-4(2f), Eugene Mullen 1-0, Daniel Rolston 0-2, Kieran Duffy, Kevin Duffy 0-1 each

Castleconnor: Oisín Flynn 1-2 (2f), Sean Carrabine 0-2 (1f 1m), Ronan Wilson 0-2, Ciarán Killcullen 0-2, Eoin Kent 0-1