Trim blow Ballinlough away
July 26, 2006
Trim footballers lead from start to finish in this one sided SFC game against an understrength Ballinlough in Athboy on Tuesday evening.
The Trim half back line and midfield were dominant in the possession stakes and gave a platform for the forwards to take many scores from play. Ronan Fitzsimons opened the scoring and, with Eoin McGrath very lively up front, Trim opened a 12 points to no score lead before Ballinlough opened their account towards the end of the first half. In fact, Ballinlough could have opened with a goal moments earlier but hit the bar. Besides this the Trim backs had held out well with Joe Tighe particularly effective at full back.
Ballinlough reduced the arrears to 0-14 to 0-4 midway through the second half but the gap between the sides was never going to be breached and when Derek Donohue scored an excellent point to put Trim 0-18 to 0-5 ahead, many people were on their way home.
Best for Trim were Joe Tighe, Robert Brennan, Darren Fay, Sean Murphy and Eoin McGrath.
James Higgins, Joey Byrne and Ronan McGuinness all tried hardest for the losers.
Trim - B. Murphy, A. Fay, J. Tighe, P. Hegarty (0-1), M. Power, R. Brennan, B. Sheridan, D. Fay, P. Gilsenan (0-3), D. Donohue (0-3) S. Murphy (0-3), P. Flanagan, E. McGrath (0-3), R. Fitzsimons (0-4), K. Walsh (0-1) Subs - F. Murphy for D. Fay, M. Gilsenan (0-1) for K. Walsh, D. Hegarty for P. Flanagan, P. Flanagan for F. Murphy.
Ballinlough - J Higgins, J Reilly, J Byrne, R McGuinness, K Reilly, V Ryan, G Smith, S Byrne, P Muldoon, C Mallon 0-1, K Devine 0-4, A Smith, C Briody, L Maguire, B Smith. Subs- R Farrell for Maguire, A Lynch for Briody, S Gaughran for Farrell.
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