Caulry (@1.83) vs Milltownpass (@2.2)
06-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Caulry will win

Caulry – Milltownpass Match Prediction | 06-10-2019 10:30

Lee Corcoran worked hard when introduced as he set BrendanKelly McCormack up for a score on the 36th minute. Aaron Murphy thenshowed great vision as he tore forward and sent the ball to the back of the netto leave just four points between the sides. Conor Hynes then brought Caulry right backinto contention as he rattled the back of the Garrycastle net after a good passfrom Max OSullivan. Cian Lawless and Tadgh Baker defended well when put under pressure as a goodpass from ODonovan at the other end of the field found Brendan Kelly McCormackwho levelled the game with a well-taken goal. Points from OSullivan and Hynes chipped away at the deficit. ODonovan added his third score of the game after the ball wasbrilliantly worked up the field. However, Caulrys hopes for a winsoon suffered a blow as the Garrycastle boys responded in style with a goal oftheir own. Garrycastle kicked the next score of the gameon the 13th minute as their defence done well stopping any Caulryattacks. However, a converted penalty for the opposition soon restored their lead. TheCaulry boys worked tirelessly throughout the second half and got three pointson the trot from the boots of Andrew Stuart Trainor, Shortall and ODonovan. U14 ChampionshipCaulry 4-9Garrycastle4-8Our U14 boysovercame Garrycastle by the narrowest of margins for their latest championshipfixture on Thursday evening last in the park.Garrycastlegot off to a great start and had tagged on 1-5 in quick succession before awell taken goal from Tiarnan ODonovan got our boys off the mark on the 8thminute. Some good play from Oisin Shortall and Dean Byrne then set ODonovan upfor his first point of the game. However, the opposition dug deep for the remainder of thehalf, adding a late 1-1 to lead by five at the break.Our boysraced out of the tracks in the second half and were unlucky as some scoringchances went astray.

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Points from Tadgh Baker andBrendan Kelly McCormack then put Caulry in front. U14 ChampionshipCaulry 3-21The Downs2-8Our U14 boyshad a good win over The Downs in the park on Thursday evening last.The Caulrylads were unlucky to start as a shot on goal from Conor Hynes rattled back offthe post as The Downs opened the scoring account with a converted-free. Brendan Kelly McCormack kicked two points in response to The Downs onebefore a brace of scores from Baker, Max OSullivan and Cian Lawless edgedCaulry in front once again. The Downs drew two backat the end of the third quarter. Despite the best efforts of the Caulry defence, theopposition worked the ball in for a goal on the 27th minute beforelate scores from Brendan and Conor Hynes left Caulry leading by one at thebreak.Lawless andBaker combined well in the second half with Baker finishing the move andrattling the back of The Downs net. Further scores from Hynes, Stuart Trainor,Baker and OSullivan put our lads in the driving seat. Hynesthen made the most of his second attempt as he combined nicely with AndrewStuart Trainor and slotted the ball over the bar. However, this lead wasshort-lived as The Downs kicked 1-1 in quick succession to put their noses infront.

However, the opposition were not going tolie down as a goal on the 55th minute meant it was very much game-on. Sean Clinton tore forward soon after and sent over what was the last score ofthe half on the 23rd minute which left Caulry in front by the narrowestof margins on a scoreline of 0-4 to 0-3.Our ladsraced out of the tracks with McCormack pointing 20 seconds after the restart. However,Maryland responded well with two points to level proceedings for a fourth timeduring the game. The Caulrydefence done well when put under pressure by the Maryland forwards late in thegame as the Caulry supporters welcomed the fulltime whistle with a cheer as thegame finished on a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-8.This winmeans our lads finish top of the table with 6 points and book themselves aplace in a semi-final decider against Tang or Bunbrosna. Sean Fox worked hard in defence as a point fromNally left three between the sides. The game continued on a tit fortat basis as the tally of wides began to build. IFC Round 5Caulry 0-14Maryland 1-8Caulry andMaryland served up an exciting encounter in Tubberclair on Sunday evening lastwhere both sides were in search of a win in order to reach the knock-out stagesof this years IFC.Both sideswere slow to settled with a number of scoring chances falling short or wide ofthe posts before Conor McCormack opened the scoring tally on the 7thminute with his converted-free after a foul on Andy OSullivan. Alan Daly made his introduction felt as he responded in style, sending over asuperb point moments later. Clinton combined well with Emmet Nally who put the minimumbetween the sides. OSullivan was then unlucky as his goal chance was well blocked down. However, this lead was short-lived as Maryland worked theball up the field and tapped over a fine score. Maryland soonfollowed suit with a pointed-free of their own. Caulry were thenrewarded a free which Colin Murphy tapped over to double the deficit. It was the opposition whokicked the next score of the game after attacking the Caulry kickout. The teams then traded scores with OSullivanon target for Caulry after a great catch from Stephen Connolly. The gamecontinued on a point for point basis as OSullivan tagged on another score for ourlads. A good passage of playfeaturing the Clinton brothers resulted in another free, which McCormack neatlyconverted to edge Caulry in front once again. Three McCormackfrees stretched the margin to four. The Caulry lads were patient inattack against a loaded Maryland defence with Damien Dolan eventually roundingoff a move with a point on the 38th minute.

Club Championships - Football 2019

Team, Michael Galvin, Andrew Gill, Kieran Duncan (Capt),Keelin Galvin, Conal McKiernan, John Rock, Tommy Lennon, Darragh Burke, ConnerMarlow, Niall Bannon, Niall Neary, Shane Coughlan, Martin Rock, Eoin Coughlan ,Adam Neary. Tang now trailed by a pt but Rosemountrallied to kick three important pts. Tang graduallystarted eating the lead and Tang were now enjoying a purple patch scoring 1-4with Shane Coughlan getting the goal. Tangs next match is a home game against Kinnegad on weekendof June 9th. Tangwill be disappointed with their lacklustre first half but take encouragement witha fighting second half. Tang now needed a goal but despite acouple of gallant efforts, were unable to breach the Rosemount defence andRosemount won a very entertaining match on a score line of 2-14 to 1-15. The secondhalf started nip and tuck with both sides exchanging pts.

The scoring power in the Tang side means they will be fancied by many observers to finally end their wait for a county final appearance. But with Kevin Maguire, one of Westmeaths leading defenders for a number of years, in their ranks, Caulry will be hoping to curtail the Tang attack.An intriguing battle awaits between these familiar foes. On Sunday, however, its a case of win or bust with the losers having to wait until next year to launch another bid for championship glory. These two neighbours met at the same stage in 2014 when Caulry came on top after a replay, before going on to defeat Rosemount in the final. Tang v Caulry(Sunday, TEG Cusack Park, 3.30pm)Tang will be bidding for their first appearance in the Westmeath Intermediate FC final since 2002 when they face Caulry inSundays semi-final. With four teams going through from Group 1, teams had considerable wriggle room to recover from defeats. Caulry, who began with a defeat to Moate All Whites, recovered from their shaky start by winning their remaining three games. They also met in this years group stages when Tang claimed a 2-19 to 2-12 victory. In a very tight group, that was enough for John Benton's charges to qualify directly for the semi-finalsTang had to take on Bunbrosna in one of the two quarter-finals, a hurdle that jumped in impressive fashion, albeit against limited opposition. That win got Tang back on track after their opening round defeat to Maryland. Corner-forwards Shane Coughlan and Adam Neary led the way in the scoring stakes in that victory, and they also benefitted from John Tumelty's presence as a focal point at full-forward.

However,Tubberclair soon restored their four point lead with three unanswered points toleave the scoreboard reading 0-10 to 0-6 at halftime.Alan Malynndrew two back early in the second half as he slotted two placed balls over thebar. Minor ChampionshipCaulry 0-12Tubberclair2-15Our minorsfailed to get going in their second championship outing on Friday evening lastwhen they made the short journey to Tubberclair.The teamstraded early points with Thomas Dunning opening the scoring account after 2minutes. A decent spell for the opposition then followed as theyslotted over five unanswered points which gave them a lead they would not relinquish. Tom Cloonan brought off a vital intercept and set Senan Baker up forCaulrys second score of the game before a goalward shot from Baker rattledback off the post. The game seemed to lack championship pace and intensitythroughout the second half as five of the next six scores came from frees,three of which Malynn sent over for Caulry. Dunning thenshowed great vision as he bisected the posts after a fine catch. Rory Mullins worked tirelessly at midfield as he outscored the homeside 0-3 to0-1 between the 19th and 26th minutes. However, Tubberclair never seemed phased as they responded in style,tagging on 1-1. The Tubberclair defence held strongas our boys struggled to get scores from play and their forwards impressed whencalled upon as a well-taken goal on the 58th minute had the homesidelooking home and hosed.

Tang then kicked two points to level the match on the 37th minute. OSullivan was fouled upfront and Colin Murphy done well when called upon as he converted the ensuingshort-range free with ease. An unfortunate fumble by Nagle late in the halfresulted in a lucky goal for the opposition which saw the scoreboard read 1-6to 1-4 at the halftime whistle.It was Tangwho opened the scoring tally with a fine long-range point after 3 minutes. The opposition then took the lead for the first time in the game on the51st minute courtesy of two converted-frees. Harry Hughes then put his name on thescoresheet after nice combined teamwork from Nally and Fox, before Clintonssecond point of the game gave Caulry a eight point lead. A period of wasteful play then followed which canbe accredited to the pouring rain with our defence doing well to keep theopposition scoreless. IFC Semi-FinalCaulry 1-9Tang 1-9Our ladsmust do it all again after they finished level with Tang in their semi-finalclash in a wet and slippery Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon last.After somesloppy possession by both sides, it was Conor McCormack who opened the scoringtally on 2 minutes following good play from Damien Dolan. AdamDonoghue restored the Caulry lead moments later after a pass from Neil Clinton. However, our lads mustbe commended as they never lost their composure with Connolly tapping over theequalising point two minutes later from a free. Sean Clinton then put Caulry five points to good beforeTang got off the mark on the 7th minute. However,Caulry responded in style with a superb point from Nally edging our boys infront. Tang then seemed toget some momentum in their play for the closing 10 minutes of the half as threepoints, two from frees and one being helped over the bar by Cillian Nagle,reduced the Caulry lead five. Sean Fox brought off a vital intercept on the quarterhour mark which was worked up the field and resulted in an impressivelong-range point from Stephen Connolly. A scoring attempt fromEmmet Nally was well blocked down, but moments later a fabulous passing move betweenNally and Gary Flanagan found Andy OSullivan who made no mistake in rattlingthe oppositions net.

There are lots of prizes up for grabs onthe night including four tickets for the All Ireland Football Final. Ticketsare 5 each or 10 for a book of three andare available from executivemembers and Kierans shop, Mount Temple. All Ireland Football Final Tickets DrawCaulry areholding an All Ireland Football Final Tickets Draw on Friday, August30thin Egans Pub, Mount Temple.

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Shandonagh settled and drew level. Tang played Shandonagh in the first roundof the Intermediate Championship on Sunday last in Ballymore. This was a short reprieve as Shandonagh quicklyregained the lead. Shandonagh gained the upper hand at midfieldand with their half backs attacking, soon stretched their lead to 4pts to 1pt. Tang finished an excellent movement to the net through the boot of WillieFlanagan to draw level. Tang replied with a Martin Rock pt and Adam Neary picked upa loose ball to kick another pt to narrow the gap 0-8 to 1-3. The Ballymoregrounds looked in magnificent conditions on a warm, sunny Sunday and theconditions were perfect for football.Tang opened the scoring after 3 mins with a well taken pt from Adam Neary. Shandonagh piledon the pressure in the last 6mins kicking five unanswered pts to take acommanding 13pts to 1-3 at the break.

Pitch & Walking Track Opening Day. Caulry GAA are organising an Opening Day on Sunday, May 19th next to celebrate the official opening of our newly constructed full-sized Prunty Playing Pitch and Walking Track. There will be a full range of club activities and entertainment organised on the day commencing at 2pm with the Official Opening scheduled for 4.30pm. A full program of events will be published shortly and all are welcome to celebrate this historic occasion for the club.

FixturesDivision 4ACFL at home to Multyfarnham Friday 2nd June at 7:30pmU14 Leagueaway to Mullingar Shamrocks Monday 5thJune at 7pmDivision 2ACFL at home to St.