Reserve A Final v Athy   02/07/2019


NAAS    3  -  12                     ATHY    1  -  7

Naas defeated Athy by a comfortable eleven point winning margin. Naas laid the foundation for this victory with three first half goals,  Darragh Merriman converted two penalties and Aiden Begley got the third. Athy got back into the game with a penalty of their own by Kieran Farrell. Naas led 3 – 5 to 1 – 4 at the interval. Naas dominated the second half scoring seven points to three for Athy and running out comfortable winners by eleven points.

Naas opened the scoring with a Dean McHolmes point followed by a Darragh Merriman penalty. The teams then exchanged points from Danny o’ Keeffe(Athy) and Paddy McDermott (Naas). Aiden Begley had a second goal for Naas after nine minutes. Athy replied with a point from Sean Finn.

 A second Naas penalty was converted by Merriman. Naas led 3 – 2 to 0 – 2 after twenty minutes. Athy fought back with a sean Moore point and a Kieran Farrell penalty. A Merriman free and an Alex Beirne point replied for Naas. The half finished with the sides swapping points. Naas led 3 – 5 to 1 – 4,

Naas were quick into their stride in the second half with points from Drew Costello and Barry Murphy. Naas then scored five on the trot from Sam Morrissy(2), Barry Murphy(2) and Aiden Begley. Tadhg Foley completed the scoring with an Athy point.

Scorers: Naas: Darragh Merriman(2 – 1), Aiden Begley(1 – 1), Barry Murphy(0 – 3), Dean McHolmes(0 – 2), Paddy McDermott, Drew Costello, Alex Beirne.( o – 1 each).

Athy: Kieran Farrell(1 – 1), Donal McGrath, Nick Jackman,Sean Moore,Tadhg Foley, Sean Finn, Danny O’Keeffe(0 – 1 each).

Naas: Luke Mullins, Eoin Archbold, Shane Gibbons, Johnny Heavey, Paddy McDermott, Shane Bergin, Drew Costello, David Gahan, Paul McDermott, Barry Murphy, Alex Beirne, Darragh Merriman, Dean McHolmes, Neil Farragher(Capt.), Aiden Begley.

Athy:  Stephen Davis, David Kelly, David Considine, Donal McGrath, Paul Whelan, Brian Kinahan, Sean Ronan, David McGovern(Capt.), Nick Jackman, Fintan Lawlor, Kieran Farrell, Sean Moore, Tadhg Foley, Danny O’Keeffe, Sean Finn.

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