Aldridge Cup vs Moorefield   24/02/2019


Naas 1 - 11 Moorefield 0 - 12

Naas defeated Moorefield by two point in a closely contested game in Naas. Naas led for most of the game but had to withstand a late rally from Moorefield as they reduced a five point lead to two in the last ten minutes..
The turning point in this game was a Dean McHolmes goal midway through the first half. This gave Naas a 1 – 3 to 0 – 3 lead .
Naas opened the scoring with a Naas point. Moorefield replied with points from two Eanna O’Connor frees and an Eamonn Callaghan point to give Moorefield a 0 – 3 to 0 – 1 lead. Naas equalised with a Ronan Joyce free and an Ailin McDermott point.
Naas got on top at this stage with a 16th. minute Dean McHolmes goal and points from McHolmes and David Shaw. Naas were now five in front 1 – 5 to 0 – 3. Three Eanna O’Connor frees reduced the arrears to two points. Before the interval David Gahan (Naas) and Eanna O’Connor (free) swapped points. Naas led 1 – 6 to 0 – 7 at the break.
Naas struck early in the second half with points from Eamonn Callaghan, Brian Stynes and Ronan Joyce to open up a five point gap again. An Eoin O’Connor point for Moorefield was followed by two each for Ronan Joyce and Eanna O’Connor to leave four between them. Two Late Moorefield points completed the scoring.
Scorers: Naas: Ronan Joyce (0 – 5), Dean McHolmes(1 – 1), Ailin McDermott, David Shaw, David Gahan, Eamonn Callaghan, Brian Stynes( 0 – 1 each).
Moorefield: Eanna O’Connor(0 – 9), Eoin O’Connor(0 – 2), Eamonn Callaghan(0 – 2).
Naas: Luke Mullins, Johnny Heavey, Conor McCarthy, Paul Sullivan, David Shaw, Eoghan Bateman. Brian Stynes,David Gahan, Sean Cullen, Ailin McDermott, Dean McHolmes, Brian Kane, Ciaran Doyle, Eamonn Callaghan, Ronan Joyce.

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