Last Sunday saw Swinford make their delayed start to the 2015 Centenary Cup. A cold wet afternoon greeted both teams at Robert McCallion Memorial Park as Charlestown brought a strong team to town.
The visitors got the first point of the game before a james Devaney shot sneaked over the line to give Swinford an early lead, which was followed up by a point for Barry Brennan. Charlestown scored four of the following six points to have us leading by one point approachinghalf time. Liam Moran took his opportunities and scored the two Swinford points.
Then both teams exchanged goals with the visitors first before a high Ball into Barry Brennan was knocked down and finished into the net by Jack McDonnell.
Charlestown then equalised to leave the half time score Swinford 2-3 Charlestown 1-6.
Swinford started the second half well with two early points from James Devaney and Stephen Henry. Charlestown then came back with the next two points to level the game. The equalising point coming from a clear foul on John Carney was that missed by the referree.
Tom Horkan restored our lead before Charlestown took control in the last 15 minutes and rattled off 1-4 without reply to finish the game Swinford 2-6 Charlestown 2-12.
A good perfprmance by swinford for 2/3rds of the game but completeley ran out of steam in the last third.
Swinford: Ryan Convey, Jason carney, Mark Forkan, John Gerard Kelly, Aiden McLoughlin, Dermot Keane, Kevin Doyle, Joe Kelly, Stephen Henry, KevinMcDonagh, Liam Moran, Tom Horkan, James Devaney, Barry Brennan, Jack McDonnell. Subs used: John Carney, Paul McNicholas.
Scorers: james Devaney 1-1, Jack McDonnell 1-0, Liam Moran 0-2, Barry Brennan, Stephen Henry, Tom Horkan 0-1 each.