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YOUTHS ONE A
Richmond 2 Killinardrish 1
Killinardrish’s title hopes suffered a severe setback at the Regional park on Sunday when they lost 2-1 to hosts Richmond in AUL Youths 1A. Richmond, inspired by Echo Man of the Match Ryan O’Halloran, came from a goal down to take the points on a 2-1 scoreline.
Richmond ere under severe pressure early on and had a number of close calls, the closest perhaps in the 10th minute. Then Darrell Holden sent Alan Murphy in on goal. Murphy had the Richmond goalkeeper beaten but Richmond’s Dave Walsh cleared the ball off the line. Minutes later, Shane Murphy brought a fine save from Owen Walsh, the Richmond keeper going full stretch to push the ball over the bar.
Richmond began to get a few opportunities midway through the half. Top scorer Cian Blake, who has fourteen goals to his credit, was well placed after a great pass form Ryan O'Halloran but was prevented from scoring when Michael Cahill intervened with a fine tackle.
Killinardrish went ahead in the 21st minute when Holden rifled a shot to the back of the net after some poor defending .
Richmond nearly paid the price for more carelessness in defence when Michael Cahill sent a measured cross to Martin Corcoran but his thundering header flashed over the Richmond bar. It was a narrow escape and soon there was one at the other end. Dave Walsh floated a free kick in from the right, which deceived everyone and hit the upright before going wide.
Just before half time, Richmond equalised when they were awarded a penalty and Barry Crowley confidently struck the ball into the net.
Killinardrish started the second half well and there was an early scare for Richmond. David Healy hooked the ball over the advancing Richmond goalkeeper only to see Dave O’Neill come to Richmond’s rescue when he just prevented the ball from going over the line.
And then Killinardrish forward Martin Corcoran came close when he hit the butt of the upright after cutting inside his marker and again minutes later he blasted wide of the target from 20 yards out.
A defensive error proved Killinardrish’s undoing. It came in the 75th minute and Dave O'Neill was on hand to force the loose ball over the line.
Man of the Match Ryan O’Halloran worked hard throughout the game. His distribution and tackling were first class and he was a major contributor to Richmond’s victory.
Richmond: Owen Walsh, Mark Kenny, Daniel Donovan, Cillian Sheehan, Dave O’Neill, Dave Walsh, John Hegarty, Barry Crowley, Ryan O’Halloran, Cian Blake and Darren Hegarty.
Killinardrish: David Wiseman, Daniel Buckley, Alan Murphy, Eamon Lyons, Michael Cahill,
Michael O’Brien, Lorcan O’Neill, Shane Murphy, Martin Corcoran, David Healy and Darrell Holden.
Subs used: Denis Dineen for Shane Murphy (65th minute) and Jerry Murphy for Michael Cahill (75th) .
Referee: Michael Farrell.
|Ryan O'Halloran, Richmond, Man of the Match|