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Indiscipline Costs The Glen on Historic Day

posted 18 Apr 2011, 07:30 by Glengarriff GAA   [ updated 18 Apr 2011, 07:41 by Unknown user ]
Pictured is the Junior 'A' panel which were narrowly defeated by a point against Ballinascarthy on Sunday, April 17th, 2011.
It was an historic day for all involved as these were the first players' in the Club's 30year history to wear a Glengarriff Jersey which has the official Club Crest printed on it! The new jerseys are sponsored by "O'Brien Brothers, Plastering" and were proudly worn for the first time on Sunday. An Official presentation of the jerseys will be made in the coming weeks!
The game itself was a tight encounter, with both teams going virtually score for score in the opening 30 minutes, with both sides tied 6pts apiece at the break.
The contest was a much more open affair in the second half, and it was Ballinascarthy who made the better of the opening 15 or so minutes. The Glen regrouped and put together some great footballing movements, one of the best ended with young corner forward, Jack Hurley, muscling his way into the box and letting off a low goal bound shot, which the keeper blocked, but the rebound came back up into Hurley's hands & he made no mistake on the second time of asking, scoring his first ever goal at Junior level. This gave the belief back to the Glen and a few minutes later following a swift counter attacking move the ball found its way through to unmarked substitute, Peter Murphy, in front of the opposition goal and he dually converted, to give the Glen the lead with about 5 minutes to go! It was to be indiscipline that would cost the Glen this game, as with only minutes remaining the referee awarded a number of free kicks to Ballinascarthy which were outside of kicking range but a number of players started complaining to the Referee and as a result he advanced the ball 13metres closer to the goal, which made the kicks very kickable.
The game finished on a score line of Glengarriff 2-08, Ballinascarthy 1-12.
It was a much improved team performance, and with Championship still over two & half months away there’s more than enough time to work out & tweak the areas that need it.