On Sunday 9th August GBC took on near rivals Tullaroan in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior A Championship Quarter Final in Tullaroan in very warm conditions. GBC didn’t get the start they wanted when the ref awarded Tullaoran a penalty within the first minute which they scored the opening goal from. But from there until the water break GBC would out play Tullaroan all over the field and lead 0-6 to 1-0, scores coming from two Oisín Egan frees and points from play from Sean O’Dwyer, Vinny Teehan and Adam O’Brien. After the water break GBC didn’t let up with Sean O’Dwyer and Oisín Egan causing problems again, scoring 1-4 between them before halftime leaving the score 1-10 to 1-3.
In the second half Tullaroan came out fighting but more points from Oisín and Vinny took GBC into the water break four points up, 1-13 to 1-9. For the last 15 minutes the game was in the balance but GBC kept the scoreboard ticking over with more points from Willie O’Connor, Oisín, Sean and Phillip Cahill saw GBC going into added time 1-17 to 2-11. A long range shot from Sean O’Dwyer dropped short and a bad mistake from the Tullaroan goalkeeper saw the ball end up in the net which sealed to game for GBC. GBC winning on a scoreline of 2-17 to 3-11.
Team: Richie O’Neill, Dara Walton, Bob Murphy, Dermot Ryall, Tom Dunphy, Stephen Keoghan, James Ryall, Phillip Cahill, Simon O’Dwyer, Oisín Egan, Vinny Teehan, Willie O’Connor, Ciaran Hogan, Sean O’Dwyer, Adam O’Brien.
Subs used: Eoin Corcoran for Dermot Ryall, Luke O’Brien, Peter Murphy for Adam O’Brien.
Scores: Oisín Egan 0-9 (0-6 frees) Sean O’Dwyer 2-3, Vinny Teehan 0-2, Adam O’Brien, Phillip Cahill & Willie O’Connor 0-1 each
Report by Noel Brett (PRO)