10 Aug 2022

Emmets dominance puts Nicks to the sword in Division Three

Glen Emmets’s first half dominance saw then leaving Pentony Park with a well deserved two points.

Glen Emmets’s first half dominance saw then leaving Pentony Park with a well deserved two points.

Playing with the wind in the first half the Nicks couldnt get enough possession to gain any advantage and were behind early with two points from from Emmets full forward Mark Noone.

Sean Donnelly pulled one back from play for the nicks but this turned out to be their only score of the half.

Glen Emmets midfield dominated and some loose defending from the home side gifted the Emmets another 1-4, three frees, giving them a strong half time lead.

The second half started much the same as the first with the visitors extnding their lead with another two from play.

St.Nicholas showed a bit of grit to keep playing against a strong wind.

Two frees from Richie campbell, another from Donnelly and a fine long distance score from O’Brien kept the Nicks point for point with Glen Emmets in the second half, but in the end the Emmets never looked troubled to finish with a comfortable win.

Full time: St,Nicholas 0-5 v Glen Emmets 1-12

St.Nicholas team; Shane Finnegan; Sean Manley, Declan Heeney, Barry Byrne; Keith Cluskey, Craig donnelly, Ciaran O’Brien (0-1); Kevin Walsh, Sean Donnelly (0-2); Richie Campbell (0-2), Paul Hackett, Richie O’Brien; Phillip Smith, Dean Maguire, Alan Gregory. Subs; Dean Foran for Cluskey, Jason O’Boyle for Smith, Tadgh Gill for R.O’Brien, Gary Beirne for Maguire.

Best for the Nicks; Barry Byrne, Craig Donnelly and Kevin Walsh

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