Div 5 League Leighlinbridge 3-4 Ballinabranna 3-15

 

Our second team began the season with a defeat to neighbours

Ballinabranna in Ballinaboley Wednesday night.

 

Ballinabranna fielded experienced senior players Bobby Daly

and Jim Dunne and they helped build up a 2-9 to 0-1 interval lead

with Mick Nevin scoring the solitary 1st half point.

 

It was a much improved performance from the home side

in the 2nd half with veteran attacker Dinny Byrne netting

a hat trick.

 

On a positive note, Leighlin outscored Ballinabranna

by 3-3 to 1-6 in the second half but big improvements must be

made ahead of the game away to Kilbride next week.

 

Team:

Chris Kearney;

Tom Connolly, John Townsend, Pa Fitzgerald;

Caoimhin Ryan, Jonathan Stringer, Conor Daly;

James Kane(0-1), Damien Clarke;

Alan Quinn, Mick Nevin(0-2), Conor Nolan;

Dara Mcnally, Dinny Byrne(3-0), Chris Canavan.

 

Subs: Niall O’Reilly(0-1), Jesse Clarke, Brian Kavanagh, Ed Dermody,

Ciaran Dunne