21st April 2006
Mullabrack GFC v Beleek [ 19;30pm throw in. Venue: Mullabrack]
Charlie Agnew and his management team had their first test in the
league against a Beleek side who were relegated from division three
last season and therefore were expected to be strong competition.
The game started at a frantic pace with Beleek taking two early
scores and Mullabrack replying through a free from Taff Toal and a
point from Stephen Baxter to make the score 2 points all after 10
minutes. Beleek and Mullabrack then exchanged points for the next 15
minutes and good points by Paddy Toal and and Taff Toal left the
score at 5 points to 4 points in favour of Beleek. Mullabrack then
lost John Conlon through injury and the score remained at 5 points
to 4 points at half time.
The second half started with Beleek taking 3 quick points to open up
a gap of 4 points. Mullabrack tried hard to claw back the scores and
good points from Taff Toal, Pip Agnew and Paddy Toal brought the
scores back to 8 points to 7 points in favour of Beleek. Half way
through the second half Mullabrack lost Gareth Smith to a bad
shoulder injury. Phily Murphy also had to be replaced because of an
injury and finally Mullabrack also lost Taff Toal to a back injury.
Beleek then stretched their lead once again and the final score
ended Mullabrack 7 points, Beleek 11 points.
"It was a good first test for Mullabrack and from this point the
team can only grow in confidence, said Charlie Agnew, manager at
Mullabrack. Mullabrack played with a great deal of heart and
tenacity and it was good to see the team battle right up until the
Mullabrack now face another game on Sunday 23rd April at 2pm in
Mullabrack and all players are asked to turn up for 1pm.
Team E O'Hanlon, C
Duggan, T O’Hagan, K Smith, H McSorley, J Conlon, G Smith, P Sands,
D O’Hanlon, S Agnew, P Murphy, C Toal, P Toal, S Baxter, P Agnew
Subs: A McKeown, L Conlon , S Henry, D McAllister, M McCusker