Caulry (@1.83) vs Milltownpass (@2.2)
06-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Caulry will win

Caulry – Milltownpass Match Prediction | 06-10-2019 10:30

There are lots of prizes up for grabs onthe night including four tickets for the All Ireland Football Final. All Ireland Football Final Tickets DrawCaulry areholding an All Ireland Football Final Tickets Draw on Friday, August30thin Egans Pub, Mount Temple. Ticketsare 5 each or 10 for a book of three andare available from executivemembers and Kierans shop, Mount Temple.

Some great work fromEoin Fox enabled John Maguire to stretch Caulrys lead. Bunbrosna got off the mark on the 8th minute as they had to settlefor a point after Cillian Nagle brought off a good save. Our defence done well whenput under pressure with Donohoe and James Pettit valiant in their endeavours. BunbrosnaCaulry 0-10Bunbrosna0-10Caulry andBunbrosna served up an exciting encounter on Friday evening last in theirlatest Division 2 ACFL fixture.Caulry wereslow to settle and were guilty of early wides. However, the Caulry lads seemed to sit back as Bunbrosnaworked hard, kicking an unanswered five points to take the lead. Conor McCormack opened thescoring tally with a pointed-free on the 5th minute. Andy OSullivanleft two points between the sides after a good pass from Emmet Nally. Caulry vs. The teams exchanged scoreswith Nally on target for Caulry. Bunbrosna were unlucky as they missed two goalscoring opportunities. Hickey kickedthe next score of the game to reduce the deficit. A superb pass from Robbie Hickey found OSullivan who pointedto put Caulrys noses in front. Apointed-free from McCormack left just two points the margins with six minutesremaining. However, some good defending from Damien Dolan andDeclan Donohoe and a late point from Harry Hughes left Caulry leading 0-5 to0-3 at the interval.The oppositionhit the ground running with two quick points early in the second half to leaveit level pegging.

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Intermediate Championship FixtureOur ladsmake the journey to Tubberclair on Sunday evening next for their fifth andfinal group-stage game of this years intermediate championship. Our ladswill be hoping to build on their impressive wins over Milltownpass and Milltownand continue their winning streak on the evening. Caulry willbattle it out against neighbours Maryland in this decisive clash where a wincould see our lads qualify for an all-important quarter-final spot. Kick-off for this enticingaffair is at 5:30pm and all supporters are asked to get behind the lads.Good luck tothe team & management.

This score seemed to awaken the Tang challengeand Rosemount led at the interval 1-6 to 0-7pts. The pitch was in perfectcondition on a sunny evening and Rosemount chose to play with the aid of astiff breeze in the first half. Tang opened the scoring but Rosemount soon tooka grip on the match and led 4pts to 1 when Rosemount were awarded a penaltywhich they duly slotted home. Tangentertained Rosemount in Tang on Friday evening.

Tang got their championship campaign back on track and amonkey off their back when they defeated Tubberclair by two pts in Rosemount onSaturday last. After a disappointing first half, Tang trailed 1-8 to 0-7 but amuch improved second half saw Tang outscore Tubberclair 10 pts to four torecord their first victory over Tubberclair in championship football for morethan twenty years.

As things have transpired, those are the four teams remaining in the hunt for the Flanagan Cup. The Downs are a rising force in Westmeath football, given the considerable success they have enjoyed at underage level. St Lomans Mullingar v The Downs(Sunday, TEG Cusack Park, 5pm)This clash could be billed as a battle between two of Westmeaths best forwards John Heslin of St Lomans and Luke Loughlin of the Downs.When they met in the group stages, St Lomans claimed victory by 4-21 to 4-14. Sundays game will hardly turn into such ahigh scoring feast. Before this year's championship began, many observers would have viewed the two Mullingar clubs (Shamrocks and St Lomans) along with Garrycastle as the leading contenders. But if Heslin and Loughlin have their shooting boots on, there could be some fireworks. The Downs, given their underage pedigree in recent years, would have been touted as potential dark horses.

Tang then kicked two points to level the match on the 37th minute. OSullivan was fouled upfront and Colin Murphy done well when called upon as he converted the ensuingshort-range free with ease. An unfortunate fumble by Nagle late in the halfresulted in a lucky goal for the opposition which saw the scoreboard read 1-6to 1-4 at the halftime whistle.It was Tangwho opened the scoring tally with a fine long-range point after 3 minutes. The opposition then took the lead for the first time in the game on the51st minute courtesy of two converted-frees. Harry Hughes then put his name on thescoresheet after nice combined teamwork from Nally and Fox, before Clintonssecond point of the game gave Caulry a eight point lead. A period of wasteful play then followed which canbe accredited to the pouring rain with our defence doing well to keep theopposition scoreless. IFC Semi-FinalCaulry 1-9Tang 1-9Our ladsmust do it all again after they finished level with Tang in their semi-finalclash in a wet and slippery Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon last.After somesloppy possession by both sides, it was Conor McCormack who opened the scoringtally on 2 minutes following good play from Damien Dolan. AdamDonoghue restored the Caulry lead moments later after a pass from Neil Clinton. However, our lads mustbe commended as they never lost their composure with Connolly tapping over theequalising point two minutes later from a free. Sean Clinton then put Caulry five points to good beforeTang got off the mark on the 7th minute. However,Caulry responded in style with a superb point from Nally edging our boys infront. Tang then seemed toget some momentum in their play for the closing 10 minutes of the half as threepoints, two from frees and one being helped over the bar by Cillian Nagle,reduced the Caulry lead five. Sean Fox brought off a vital intercept on the quarterhour mark which was worked up the field and resulted in an impressivelong-range point from Stephen Connolly. A scoring attempt fromEmmet Nally was well blocked down, but moments later a fabulous passing move betweenNally and Gary Flanagan found Andy OSullivan who made no mistake in rattlingthe oppositions net.

We wouldalso like to thank Donie Malonewho brought the Division 3cup and the O'Byrne Cup for the children to see.Well done toall the children on their hugely successful year and many thanks to all thecoaches and parents for their continued support and contributions. U6 Nursery FootballOur U6 Nurserycame to a conclusion on Tuesday evening last on a beautiful sunny evening inthe park. The club nursery is all about fun, enjoyment and formingfriendships.Many thanks to club manKevin Maguire, Boidu Sayeh fromRosemount and Johanna Maher from Tyrrellspass who gave their time freely tojoin us on the evening and present the children will their trophies. It was a great year of fun practicing new skills and learning basicfundamental movements.

U8 BlitzDespite thevery wet day and a lot of players unavailable, 17 young Caulry players onceagain done themselves and their club proud in our second blitz of the year atAthlone GAA on Saturday afternoon playing against Athlone and Tubberclair.Training continuesas normal on Thursday at 6:30pm where we usually have up to 30 players from ourpanel of 34.

Tang now play St Malachys possibly midweek on 22ndor 23rd. Tubberclair were pressing Tang at this stage and the match was upfor grabs with 8mins remaining with Tang under pressure on their own kick out. Tang started the second half with Conor Marlow going tomidfield and Trevor English reverting to the full forward berth and TommyLennon coming in at a half back. Check fixtures for details. Tubberclairdid lay siege in the Tang half but all they managed was a solitary pt and Tangheld on for a deserved victory. So well done lads, a greatperformance and puts Tang in a good place in the championship. Tang attacked from the throw in with ConorMarlow driving forward and Adam Neary kicked a delightful pt from a narrow angle. Both teamsexchanged pts at this stage with Tang guilty of squandering chances dropping ballsshort into Gary Connaugthons hands. Speedy recovery to Chris Connor and Trevor Englishwho picked up knocks. Niall Bannon added a pt after a foul on Trevor English. Darragh Burke had a chance of score but an excellentblock denied him before Martin Rock kicked a pt to lead 12pts to 1-8. Tangwere defending bravely and breaking quickly from defence with John Rock kickinga fantastic pt under severe pressure to take the lead with 5 mins remaining. Tang hadtheir tails up at this stage and Martin Rock won a free which Niall Bannon dulyslotted over the black spot to take a three pt lead with time almost up. However Conor made amends winningthe throw ball and setting up Martin Rock for another long range pt. Tang had a chance to extend it further butConor Marlow was penalized for time wasting. John Rock was superb, putting the shackles on Conor Elliot inthe second half and still bursting forward to kick a magnificent pt in thedying mins, Trevor English was a tower of strength at midfield and caused lotsof havoc when switched to full forward. Tang once again was marshalled by CaptainRobert English in defence with Sean Egan very prominent when changed to thehalf back berth. Martin Rock and Niall Nearyadded pts to draw the match level. Tang went two up before Tubberclairbrought Alan Coffey off the bench and almost immediately he kicked a pt andshortly after kicked a long distance free off the ground to draw the match level14pts to 1-11. Niall Bannon had a terrific match and could have had got man of the match butthat accolade falls to Martin Rock who was a constant thorn in Tubberclair defencekicking some great scores and kept Tang ticking over in the first half whenscores were at a premium.

Well done to all the Under 10 girls who took part in our second blitz yesterday in Tang. We had two teams taking part, Caulry Red and Caulry White. Caulry Red team played three great matches against Athlone, Tyrellspass and Goldsmith Girls whilst our White team played Goldsmith girls, St Joseph's and Garrycastle. Thanks to Goldsmith girls and Tom Conlon for hosting and organising. Some superb ball skills were shown and a great display of team work and determination.

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U16 Championship Semi-FinalCaulry 2-11St. The opposition thenresponded in style as a good interception was worked up the field and tappedover the bar. Senan Baker played an integral role insetting up our next two attacks with Oisin Shortall pointing and TiarnanODonovan registering the first goal of the game after two minutes. Alan Malynn opened the scoring account with a point from play after goodoutfield work from James Buckley. Ruiari Casey brought off a fine save. However, theopposition pounced on the rebound ball and pointed leaving it all square at thebreak on a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-9.It was theopposition who raced out of the tracks in the second half with a quick scoringblitz yielding an unanswered 1-5 and launching them into a strong lead. Harry Stuart Trainor and Sean Murphy worked hard inthe Caulry defence as the ball was worked up the field and sent to the back ofthe St. Lomanskept their cool and settled into the game by rattling off four points in twominutes to narrow the deficit. St. Lomans1-18Our U16 boysbowed out of this years championship at the semi-final stages on Mondayevening last when they made the journey to Lakepoint Park.Our boysstarted like an express train and were 1-2 up before the opposition got off themark. A good move by Malynn was rounded off by Stuart Trainor as he pointedfor his third off the game. Our boys worked tirelessly and were in need of a goal withefforts from Baker and Shortall being well-blocked down as two late Malynnfrees meant St. Pointsfrom Malynn and Stuart Trainor drew two back. The game then continued on a tit for tat basiswith both sides cancelling each other out. The homeside drew level on the 26thminute before a point from Andrew Stuart Trainor at the other end of the fieldedged our boys in front. Lomans net on the 51st minute. However, St. Lomans soon restoredtheir lead by the end of the third quarter as they converted two short-rangefrees.

Tang enjoyed a good start to the second half. Tang drew level through Aidan Burke andShane Coughlan landing fine pts. . Tang played their nextmatch on Friday next in Lakepoint against St Lomans. Subs Sean Egan, Eoin Coughlan. Tang trailed2-5 to 0-9 at the interval. Team Michael Galvin, IanCoughlan, Kieran Duncan, Andrew Gill, Keelin Galvin, John Rock, Tommy Lennon,Darragh Burke, Conner Marlow, Niall Bannon, Niall Neary, Shane Coughlan, MartinRock, Aidan Burke Capt., Adam Neary. Tangwere defending very well with Kieran Duncan and Keelin Galvin in top form andJohn Rock leading the half back line. Tang did spurn a couple of chances to take thelead at this stage but found it difficult to score into the strong breeze. Mullingar Shamrocks showed their truechampion worth and finished the match in style adding four pts to claim awell-deserved victory. This is Tangs first defeat in the league and no doubtis a good learning curve against one of the top teams.

Dean Martin then kicked the opening score of the half. Coralstown/Kinnegad kicked the next three points of the game. A well-taken goal from Ciaran Dunning then put Caulry into anearly lead. U12 LeagueCaulry 5-4Coralstown/Kinnegad 5-11Our U12 boys hosted Coralstown/Kinnegad in the park on Wednesdayevening last.Lee Corcoran and Brian Doyle combined well early on to set Cian Maloneup for a point. Fionn ODonovan was unlucky as he brought off two fine saves before a thirdattempt from the Coralstown/Kinnegad forwards hit the back of the net. Despite somefine defending from Daniel Lynam and Michael McSharry, the Coralstown/Kinnegadboys added 1-2 in quick succession. Some great play by Dean Martin and HugoMcGowan set Fallon up for a goal as a late point from Brian Doyle saw our boyslead 5-2 to 2-8 at the break.Both sides were slow to settle in the second half with some earlychances falling wide. Scores from Lee Fallon and Rory Hatton kept our boys in front.