U16 Roinn B HL Round 2 – 3/4/2017 – GBC v Tulloger Rosbercon

Report by Martin Delahunty
Graigue Ballycallan 1-13        Tullogher Rosbercon 1-6
Graigue Ballycallan hosted southern club Tullogher Rosbercon on Monday evening and done enough to collect the 2 League points on offer on the night. The game was played in very difficult conditions with a strong swirling breeze and persistent showers making it very difficult for both teams to get any kind of flow to their game. The local boys played wind assisted in the first half and got off to a swift start with some fine individual scores from Oisín Egan, John Muldowney and Scott Lawlor and led 6 points to no score 15 mins in.  A mix up in the Tullogher defence then led to a fortuitous goal and the lads eventually went into the break 1-10 to 2 points in front.

The second half became a dogged affair with conditions worsening but Tullogher began to get a grip on some ball and put together some fine scores to get back into the game. Try as they might and despite a goal from a 21 yard free late on, they never got closer than 6 points and Graigue Ballycallan held out for a comfortable enough 7 point victory.
There was some fine performances from Oisín Egan, Stephen Keoghan, JJ Ryan, Craig Lawlor and John Muldowney but an unfortunate head injury to JJ Ryan in the 2nd half led to a visit to casualty, thankfully he got the all clear and hopefully he’ll be back on the pitch very soon.
A special mention must go to Mary Keoghan and Colette Walton, team medics who dealt with the situation very professionally and alleviated any concerns on the night.
Next up for this squad is a visit to neighbours Tullaroan on Friday evening at 6.30pm. 
Panel on night – Jack Walton, JJ Ryan, Eoin Delahunty, Dan Cahill, Simon O’Dwyer, Stephen Keoghan, Jason O’Brien, Paddy Brennan, Eamon Corcoran, Oisín Egan, Daniel Lawlor, Scott Lawlor, John Muldowney, Finn Lanigan, Craig Lawlor, Tom Brennan, Jack Butler, Mark Brennan, Euan McLoughlin, Shane Comerford