Gers 1-15 St. Maurs 1-7
Another sunny Sunday and another league win. The Gers were fast out of the blocks scoring 1-4 without reply in the first 11 minutes, the goal finished emphatically by the busy David Lavelle with the points coming from Donal McEnery frees with the St. Maurs defence resorting to fouling the man in possession. Then came the opposition’s best period as they gained a foothold around the middle sending accurate balls into the forwards especially the big no.14 who started the scoring sequence which was finished by a sweet sideline ball over the bar. The score at half-time was 1-5 to 0-4.
St. Maurs had a great start to the second half levelling the scores inside 90 seconds, their goal came direct from the throw-in when a long punt was added to and flew into the top left hand corner, they scored a free to level the match but this was as good as things got for the north county men. Donal McEnery scored a lovely free from 40 metres out before adding one from play which was followed by the point of the game as John Ahern hit a curler with the outside of his right boot from distance. David Lavelle got in on the act to push the lead to 4 followed by a McEnery sideline over the lat and a Daniel Hussey point that his display merited. The Gers were totally dominant at this stage, John Ahern fielding a sight of ball and passing on with ease, Neil Carlin was out in front of his man all afternoon, Eóin MacMaoilir after having a good battle initially with the big no.14 became totally dominant and his man was eventually subbed. George Callery was flying up and down the wing all day whilst on the other wing Killian McCabe put in a great shift and subdued his man efficiently.
By the time St. Maurs got their next score there was only 10 minutes left, the Gers responded as McEnery slotted over a free followed by the Rush men’s final score after 53 minutes. The returning exile Irial Glynn scored a point before Donal finished off his scoring exploits by getting one from play and another free.
Next up in the league is the away fixture to AIB who we squeezed by in an epic extra time play-off game back in mid November, they’ll need very little motivating playing us again!
John Hynes Eóin MacMaoilir Neil Carlin
George Callery Karol Guerin Killian McCabe
John Ahern(0-1) Dick Young(c)
Donal McEnery(0-10, 7fs,1s’line) Padraig Flynn David Lavelle(1-1)
Gary Bridges Keith Stephens Daniel Hussey(0-2)
Jim McGrath for Gary Bridges
Irial Glynn(0-1) for David Lavelle
Conor Ryan for Keith Stephens
Referee: John Malone (St. Mary’s Saggart)