Senior Updates – 3rd December
There was only one game this weekend with the Bs at home to Brendan’s Park being postponed. So that left only the C team away to Chlocain Breannain (Brandon for write up purposes). With a valuable point picked up from their previous league game, the C team were hoping for a similar performance. The game started well and 2 free kicks from Captain Kieran O’Shea, Sheazo could have taken the lead, and the 2nd hitting the crossbar. Unfortunately it was Brandon that opened the scoring when, from a corner, Michael O’Dowd headed home. Midway through the half Killorglin thought they had a lifeline when Lorca Maher was taken down inside the box but the ref saw differently. 1-0 at the break. Conor Staunton came on at half time and himself and right back Shane Flynn started to press Brandon up the wings, but it was Brandon who doubled their advantage much the same as the first half – a corner tapped in at the back post from Adam O’Donnell. Killorglin captain Sheazo had to be substituted after picking up an injury and also Dean Callan, Kevin Falvey and Manus Gallagher were brought on. To be fair, Killorglin then had a greatspell (I’m sure it was only a coincidence Sheazo), creating a number of chances with Aiden O’Sullivan getting one back for Killorglin. We could have been on level terms when Shane Moriarty just volleyed over the crossbar from a corner. With 5 mins to go, Brandon got their 3rd (suspicion of offside) – Tadgh Kerin with a tidy finish. So a loss, but a lot of positives to be taken from the game against a well organised Brandon outfit. Some great performances on the day – but a mention for Killorglin’s Chris O’Connor in goal, who made a number of tremendous saves. Still a lot of work to do but that valuable point keeping us off the foot of the table.