Gaels breeze to victory

Tir Chonaill Gaels       1-09

Fulham Irish                1-05

By Damian Dolan

This was far more comfortable a Division 1 League victory for Tir Chonaill Gaels at Ruislip on Sunday than the final scoreline might suggest.

The county champions had first use of the a strong breeze blowing from the clubhouse end but looked as if they might squander the chance to build up a match-winning lead. The game swung their way, however, in a three-minute spell just before the break as the Gaels racked up four points to take a 0-9 to 1-0 lead into half-time.

Fulham’s goal had come from a fantastic solo effort by Lorcan Mulvey. Points from Benny Reilly, John McGrath (free) and Cathal McGee had seen Tir Chonaill surge into a three-point lead after six minutes, before Mulvey picked the ball up just inside the Gaels’ half and set off on a run that ended with Gavin McEvoy picking the ball out of the back of his net.

Admittedly, he was allowed to do so without a telling challenge being made, but even so it was a moment that must have brought a smile to the face of London boss Paul Coggins with the visit of Sligo just two weeks away.

McGee replied with a free, with Caolan Doyle was having a fine game in midfield of the park, and Barry Mitchell added another. That work was nearly undone, though, when McEvoy spilt Mulvey’s free and a mighty scramble ensued.

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World


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