As Swinford warned up before the match the sky opened and what a downpour that came down but thankfully save for some showers the rain wan not too heavy for the game.
Swinford won the toss and decided to play against the wind for the first half. Aghamore ran into a teo point lead but two successful frees from Kevin McDonagh leveled the game after ten minutes. A great run by Pearse Walsh who picked out Gerry Callaghan and bang the ball was in the back of the net, from there Swinford led the game. Darren Campbell quickly extended the lead with a converted free. Kevin McDonagh got his third of the game and his first from play when a quick free was played to him and over the ball went. After 20 minutes the score was 1-4 to 0-2.
Swinford were in complete control at this stage and well in position to win the game easily when Gerry Callaghan picked up a yellow and then black card and we were down to 14 men. Aghamore then rattled off three points before the break to give themselves a great chance.
Aghamore continued off again in the second half and there was only one between the teams. Kevin McDonagh steadied the team with a great point from out on the left and Barry Brennan moved into full forward and got a fine point. Kevin McDonagh put over another free to extend the lead to 4.
Aghamore tested our defence but it was very resolute and great in the tackling. A converted 45 and a free threw them a lifeline midway through the half but they did not get any more success on the scoreboard. Swinford pressured the Aghamore kickout and drew success when James Sweeney caught a short kickout and Darren Campbell got the resulting point.
James constant pressure and nonstop running ended with him picking a nasty looking head injury but even on his way off the field he was giving directions to the players.
Another point by Kevin McDonagh concluded the game with Swinford winning by 1-9 to 0-8.
It was a very good end to the league campaigh and we finished on 18 points. Still waiting for other results to see if this is enough to go up……..
Swinford: Damien Geraghty, Aiden McLoughlin, John Gerard Kelly, Peter Quinn, Kevin Barry, Steven Walsh, Barry Brennan, Gerry Callaghan, Cillian O’Donnell, Kevin McShea, Kevin McDonagh, Pearse Walsh, Darren Campbell, James Sweeney. Subs Paul McNicholas, Mark McNicholas
Scorers: Kevin McDonagh 0-6, Gerry Callaghan 1-0, Darren Campbell 0-2, Barry Brennan 0-1
Update: Ballina Stephenites defeated Kilmovee Shamrocks and Westport conceded to Garrymore so both Ballina and Garrymore have been promoted.
League Table Mayo Senior League 2016 – Group 1E
|Bohola Moy Davitts||10||5||4||1||158||149||9||11|
|Tuar Mhic Éadaigh||11||0||11||0||53||165||-112||0|