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Gallen C.S News Updates Dec 9th 2013




 Gallen  CS  qualified for the  semi-finals of the  Leinster  Junior  Schools semi-final  by  virtue of  a hard earned but well merited win over  old foes  Colaiste  Chriost  Ri  Portlaoise in a  match  play at a windswept  Ferbane  venue  on  Thursday last.Criost  Ri  had  the  advantage of the  strong wind in  the  first half  and scores were very hard to  come  by as  both teams  played  very well defensively. Chriost  Ri  led  by 1-4 to 0-4 at half time   with  Gallen’s  scores  coming from  2 frees and 2 from play.

 Gallen  came  out  fighting in the  second half and their  short  , sharp  passing  skills  led to their  first  goal  scored by second year  student  Sinead  Egan. This  gave  Gallen a huge  boost and they  began to  take the  game to  their opponents. Yet Criost  Ri  showed their  mettle and hit  back with two  goals  to  establish a lead again. Gallen  dug  deep,  Ellie  Mc  Evoy  and  Aoife  Corbett fired over 3 points  between them  before  Ffion  Boland  powered home a goal to  level the  game.Criost  Ri  hit  back to go  one point ahead but  Gallen helped  by some  excellent  defending from  Amanda  Keena  ,  Emma  Maher and  Tara  Egan  ,  put  some  excellent  pressure on their opponents. This  gave them the  platform to  reach out  for  victory and  points  by  Roisin  Egan  and  Ellie  mc  Evoy  gave  Gallen a one point  lead  [2-9  to 3-5] with 3  minutes to  go   before  Kaithlin  Rigney scored the final point to  give  Gallen a well merited  victory  by  two points on a  score line of  2-10 to 3-5.A huge win for  Gallen  CS  who  now  go  forward to the Leinster semi-final. Well done  to  Mrs  Derval  Scully  and  her team .

 Gallen  CS  wishes to  thank KP  Egan for all his work with the  team and thanks also to  Ferbane  GAA  for the use of their   facilities. Best of  luck  to our  Senior  Ladies team  in the  Leinster  Qualifier  Round  next week.

 PANEL- Natasha Lynam  ,  Avril  Spain  ,  Emma  Maher  ,  Grainne  Kenny ,Amanda  Keena, Roisin  Egan,   ,  Tara  Egan  ,  Anna  Grehan , , Eimear  Flynn,  Roisin  Cockram  ,  Sinead  Egan, Aoife  Corbett , Ava  Flynn ,  Kaithlin  Rigney , Ellie  mc  Evoy,   Ffion  Boland ,   Casey Dunican  ,   Sarah  Kenny,  Tara  Dunican,  , Sarah  Murphy, Ciara  Flynn,  Rachel  Seery,  Aoife  Coughlan.


 Gallen CS  defeated a  strong  Moate  CS   side in this keenly  contested  league  clash  played under  lights in   Moate  CS  on    Monday  of last week.   Moate  got  the  first  point  but  Gallen  hit  back  with a point  through the  excellent  Ryan  Heavin whose  pace  and direct running troubled the  Moate  defence throughout .Moate  then led 0-2   to 0-1  before  Gallen  made it 0-2  to 0-2.  Gallen were then  rocked  by the  concession of  two   goals   from   Moate  corner  forward  Kevin  Kelly who  got  on the  end of  two  deliveries to  crash  the  ball on   both occasions  to  the  Ferbane net.Moate  now  led  by 2-2  to 0-2  but  Gallen inspired  by  people like  Ronan  Hynes ,   Kyle Higgins  and  Ryan  Heavin  ,  hit  back  and embarked on a purple patch which saw them outscore Moate  by  1-5  to  no  score for  the  remainder of the   half .Ronan  Mc  Guire  got  Ferbane’s  goal  as  he  palmed the   rebound to  the  net after  Cian  Johnson’s  initial  shot was  blocked.Jack  Quinn  came   up  from  corner  back  to  point  ,  Ryan  Heavin[2] including a lovely  score off his left foot    plus    excellent   long  range points  from  Conor  Owens and   Tom  Corcoran completed the  scoring in the   first  half  leaving  the  score at the  break  Gallen  CS  1-7  Moate  CS  2-2.Moate  opened the  second  half  with a point [ 1-7  to 2-3]  before a  punched goal  from  Jack   Clancy  and a point  from the same  player saw  Gallen race into  a   2-8  to  2-3 lead.Ryan  Heavin  and  Conor  Owens  both scored long  range points  to  give  Gallen  CS  2-10   to  2-3  lead before   Moate  left it  a  six point   game  at 2-10  to 2-4.Cian  Johnson  pointed for  the  Ferbane lads leaving them  ahead  by  2-11 to  2-4  but  this  proved to  be  Gallen’s  last  score as  Moate  inspired  by their free running centre  back   rattled off four points in  a row as well as hitting the  post.  Gallen  and  Moate  both  missed a  few  chances  for   goals  and  points  but  the  Gallen  lads  did  enough to  win  by 2-11   to  2-8  to  qualify  for  the knockout  stages  ahead of  their  final  group  game  against  Colaiste  Choilm.Well  done to  Mr  Doyle  and his team.

 TEAM-  Barry  Rohan ,  Ronan Hynes ,  Emmet  Molloy  ,  Jack  Quinn [0-1] , Jack  Devery[  Ronan mc  Guire 1-0],  Conor  Lynam,   Liam  Cooper,Tom  Corcoran [0-1] Kyle  Higgins,  Conor  Owens  [0-2]  Ryan  Heavin [0-5] ,  Conor   Mannion,  Cian  Johnson[0-1] ,  Jack  Clancy  [1-1] and  David  Nally .