GAA | Dowdallshill undone by Mitchels goal blitz
Kevin Mullen Plate | John Mitchels 5–5 Dowdallshill 0–12
The concession of five goals proved to be Dowdallshill’s undoing as their subsidiary competition hopes were ended with this loss against John Mitchels at St Brigid’s Park on Sunday afternoon.
After being denied a couple of three pointers in the opening quarter, Mitchels got the rewards their efforts deserved when they found the back of the net with two goals in the space of four minutes to go into the dressing rooms ahead at 2–3 to 0–3.
The ‘Hill started the second half with two of their first three scores to narrow the gap to five but they were firmly on the back foot when the Mitchels rattled home four goals in a nine-minute spell to take command.
With 10 minutes remaining, the hosts found themselves trailing by 14 points, and it looked a lost cause but they started to up the ante, and boosted by a couple of Aidan McCabe frees, they slotted over six unanswered points in the closing stages during a dominant spell, to put a degree of respectability on the scoreline.
Best for the ‘Hill were Ridwan Bodunrin, Daniel Kerr, Luke O’Brien, Eamon Duffy, Aidan McCabe, Anthony Quinn and Conor McGailey.
Next-up for Gary Corrigan’s team is their Division Three League opener on Saturday night at home to the Westerns.
DOWDALLSHILL: John Kerr, Sean Duffy, Conor McGeown, Ridwan Bodunrin, Daniel Kerr (0–1), Peter Begley, Luke O’Brien, Eamon Duffy, David McCrave, Conor McGailey (0–1), Noel Mohan, Dermot Smyth, Aidan McCabe (0–7), Anthony Quinn (0–3) and Dylan McDonnell.
Elsewhere at the Dundalk club, there was no winner of last week’s lotto. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 11, 17 and 30. The €25 winners were Patricia Cathcart c/o Seamus Keelan; Paddy Mc Cann c/o Seamus Keelan; Jim Sheridan c/o Donal Sheridan and Pat Farrell c/o Murphy’s Bar.
Underage training has resumed for the club’s 5–9 year old age group. Training takes place every Friday night in the field between 6–7pm. Any parents wishing to get their children involved, are more than welcome to come along.