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Trainor bags Gers a share of the spoils against Mochta's in Haggardstown

Geraldines 2-11 St. Mochta's 4-5

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Trainor bags Gers a share of the spoils against Mochta's in Haggardstown

Gers' Glen Trainor. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Sheelan Cup

Geraldines 2-11 St. Mochta's 4-5

Geraldines struck late through Glen Trainor to rescue a draw against St. Mochta’s at Haggardstown on Friday night.

The visitors appeared to be on course for victory when three goals in quick succession from Stephen McCooey (2) and Nicky Browne saw them take the lead entering the closing stages. However, the Gers were not to be denied and hit back to claim a share of the spoils.

The early exchanges suggested that the Gers were on course for a comfortable victory as they built up an advantage. They were gifted a goal when the ball was diverted into the net by a Mochta’s defender as they went 1-3 to no score in front with Des Reenan among the points.

The Mochta’s responded well and a goal from Darren McMahon saw them cut the gap to 1-4 to 1-2 at half-time.
Points from Stephen Reidy and Glen Trainor helped extend the gap to five points but the game was turned on its head when McCooey and Browne fired in the goals.

It looked as if those scores would settle the issue but the Gers summoned a response and claimed a draw thanks to a Matthew Corcoran goal before Trainor fired over the final point of the night.

Geraldines: Darrin Kearney; Andy Lynch, Robert Lynch, Dylan Kresa; Stephen Reidy (0-1), Gerry Hoey, Jack Traynor; Matthew Corcoran (1-0), Shaun Callan (0-1); Josh Arrowsmith, Conor Rafferty (0-5), Killian Dempsey; Shane Rogers, Des Reenan (0-1), Glen Trainor (0-3)

St. Mochta’s: Jason Callan; Liam Lawlor, Philip Englishby , David Lennon; Darren McMahon (1-0), Andy English, Cormac Callan; Eamonn O’Neill (0-1), Barry Mulholland (0-1); Nicky Browne (1-0), Gerry Garland (0-2), Owen Lennon; Cormac Smyth, Brendan Duff (0-1), Emlyn Clerkin

Subs: Stephen McCooey (2-0), Thomas Kindlon, Barry Murphy, Martin McGahon, Paddy Duff

Referee: John Murphy (Roche Emmets)