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

Our Prediction:

Caulry will win

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

Last year, Moate felt they blew a chance of reaching the semi-finals when losing out to Milltown. With Milltownpass going straight into the semi-finals, it means Moate have two extra championship games under their belt and that could prove an advantage. Moate All Whites v Milltownpass(Saturday, TEG Cusack Park, 3.30pm)Having overcome Multyfarnham after a replay, Moate All Whites now face a semi-final against Milltownpass as they seek to reach the intermediate final for the first time. They have already gone one better this year and they won't want to stop now. Moate started their campaign impressively, defeating local rivals Caulry, but they suffered defeats to Maryland and to their semi-final opponents (2-9 to 1-9). Ruair Cunningham can be a big influence at midfield and in terms of scoring power, much will depend on Robert Forde and John Corbally, along with the aforementioned Berry. However, a draw against Tang and an emphatic dismissal of Milltown was enough to see John Twaddle's charges advance to the knockout stages.Milltownpass will be looking for inspiration from Sam Duncan, a regular on the Westmeath team this year, while Noel O'Reilly also featured for the county team early in the season. Moate will also be looking for solid displays in defence from the likes of the Gorman brothers (Paul and Andrew), Sean Bracken and Dylan Ennis. The return of Billy Berry from the United States has been a major boost for Moate and he was impressive in the win over Multy. Milltownpass were finalists last year when Shandonagh proved too strong in the decider.

Mullins booted forhis second of the game to round off the first half scoring and leave Caulrytrailing by one at the break.The sayingthat goals win matches rang true on this occasion as a blitz of Killucangoals during the second half were crucial to ending our lads campaign. U17 ChampionshipCaulry 0-9Killucan 4-7Our U17 ladsbowed out of this years championship at the quarter-final stages when theyhosted a strong Killucan side in the park on Saturday afternoon last.Killucanstarted well with three points on the trot, two from frees and one a fine scorefrom play. Our boys were unlucky as they were denied agoal by a Killucan defender after a brilliant block down. A fine score from ShaneLawless after some good play from James Buckley momentarily put Caulry infront. Rory Mullins then got Caulry motoring after 4 minutes with hiswell-worked point. Pointsfrom Malynn cut the deficit by three between the 41st and 46thminutes. However, Killucan responded in style by rattling the back of the Caulrynet on the 17th minute. The oppositionstarted like an express train after the restart, kicking 1-3 without reply. Killucan missed some scoring chances as Caulry capitalised,with Alan Malynn converting two frees to draw level. However, Killucan soon had their lead restored as they goaled for athird time soon after. The Killucan forwards punched holes in the Caulrydefence and added an unanswered 1-1.

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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Lawless sent over for hishattrick of points late in the half after good defending from Tadgh Baker toleave the scoreboard reading 1-5 to 0-5 at the break.The sidesburst out of the tracks in the second half, trading goals with Andrew StuartTrainor on target for Caulry after combining nicely with Malynn and SenanBaker. Tyrrellspass responded well with a point of their own beforescores from Alan Malynn and Lawless levelled the game. A fine score from Baker reduced the deficit totwo by the end of the third quarter. U16 ChampionshipCaulry 2-9Tyrrellspass2-7Caulry andTyrrellspass served up an exciting encounter on Tuesday evening last for ourlads second game of this years U16 championship.Both sideswere slow to settle with early chances not being converted before the homesideopened with a point from play on the 5th minute. Ruiari Casey and his Tyrrellspasscounter-part must be praised for their brilliant interventions throughout thesecond half as another couplet of frees for the teams kept the scoreboardticking over. However, thehomeside dug deep, scoring an unanswered 1-2. Shane Lawless then got ourboys motoring on the 14th minute with his point after a superb catchat midfield. The Tyrrellpassdefence held strong, denying numerous attacks from Caulry as well worked playfrom a lineball enabled them to go two points ahead. Alan Lynam and Adam Doyle worked tirelessly in the Caulry defence as theteams exchanged pointed-frees. Malynn slotted over a fine point on the 59th minute toleave our lads trailing by one. Our boys then took thelead for a brief period thanks to a converted-free from Malynn.

However, Tang were soon broughtback within the minimum margin after being awarded a penalty on the 39thminute, which they converted on their third effort after two saves from CillianNagle. Our lads were not going to back down though, asthey dug deep for the remaining 10 minutes as points from OSullivan, StephenConnolly and Murphy had it level-pegging at the interval on a scoreline of 1-5to 2-2.Caulrystarted the second half well with Connolly adding his second after 30 seconds. OSullivanwas fouled up front and Murphy slotted over the ensuing free to edge Caulry ahead. McCormack and Kevin Maguire worked hard out the field as they set Nally andDolan up for points moments later. However, Tang then hita purple patch as they dominated midfield and rattled off two quick goals toput them three points the good. The teams then traded points with McCormack adding one for Caulry. Both teams then missed some scoring chances with the next score of thegame coming on the 53rd minute as Tang levelled the match. This leadwas short-lived as a good passage of play from Damien Dolan, Sean Clinton andNally set Gary Flanagan up for a goal on the 8th minute. IFC Semi-Final ReplayCaulry 1-12Tang 3-4There wasnot much separating Caulry and Tang when both sides took to the field inAthlone for the semi-final replay of the intermediate championship on Sunday afternoonlast.ConorMcCormack opened the scoring tally after 2 minutes after combining nicely withPaddy Sleator. Our lads then missed two scoring chances after an attempt fromEmmet Nally was blocked down and Andy OSullivans effort fell wide of thetarget before Tang put their noses in front with two points from play. Murphy then stretched the Caulry lead tofour after a brilliant intercept from Dolan. Sean Foxdefended well as he worked the ball up the field through OSullivan and ColinMurphy, with Murphy finishing the move with a fine point.

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.

The night was a great success with a largeattendance. Food and Refreshments were served at 8.30 and presentation tookplace after. The medals were presented by our main sponsor Seamus Mc Cormack,Club Chairman Adrian Coughlan and Club Secretary Laura Donoghue. The medalPresentation for Junior B Champions 2018 and Junior Div6B League winners took placetonight in The Three Jolly Pigeons. Well done toall involved.

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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.

Lee Corcoran worked hard when introduced as he set BrendanKelly McCormack up for a score on the 36th minute. Aaron Murphy thenshowed great vision as he tore forward and sent the ball to the back of the netto leave just four points between the sides. Conor Hynes then brought Caulry right backinto contention as he rattled the back of the Garrycastle net after a good passfrom Max OSullivan. Cian Lawless and Tadgh Baker defended well when put under pressure as a goodpass from ODonovan at the other end of the field found Brendan Kelly McCormackwho levelled the game with a well-taken goal. Points from OSullivan and Hynes chipped away at the deficit. ODonovan added his third score of the game after the ball wasbrilliantly worked up the field. However, Caulrys hopes for a winsoon suffered a blow as the Garrycastle boys responded in style with a goal oftheir own. Garrycastle kicked the next score of the gameon the 13th minute as their defence done well stopping any Caulryattacks. However, a converted penalty for the opposition soon restored their lead. TheCaulry boys worked tirelessly throughout the second half and got three pointson the trot from the boots of Andrew Stuart Trainor, Shortall and ODonovan. U14 ChampionshipCaulry 4-9Garrycastle4-8Our U14 boysovercame Garrycastle by the narrowest of margins for their latest championshipfixture on Thursday evening last in the park.Garrycastlegot off to a great start and had tagged on 1-5 in quick succession before awell taken goal from Tiarnan ODonovan got our boys off the mark on the 8thminute. Some good play from Oisin Shortall and Dean Byrne then set ODonovan upfor his first point of the game. However, the opposition dug deep for the remainder of thehalf, adding a late 1-1 to lead by five at the break.Our boysraced out of the tracks in the second half and were unlucky as some scoringchances went astray.