Author: Aisling Dwyer
Summerhill Were worthy winners of this local encounter against neighbouring rivals Moynalvy on a hot Sunday evening last Two goals in each half for John Lyons’ men ,Davy Dalton (2) ,Donal Feeley and Cian Devlin one apiece ,would be the deciding factor for Summerhill in this game.
David Larkins point from the very first attack would set the tone of the match where Summerhill led throughout . Points from Liam Shaw followed and on the 11th minute Davy Dalton scored his first goal , Summerhill 1-3 to Moynalvy no score. The home side did get on the scoreboard at the end of the first quarter with points from David McLoughlin. Summerhill answered with a well worked goal by Donal Feeley and further points from David Larkin. While Moynalvy did gain some momentum their possession was not converted thanks to excellent pressure applied by Caolan Young and Willie Ryan’s Summerhill defence . Following a near perfect pass by John Keane, Larkin was unlucky not to find the back of the net -the resulting free scored effortlessly by Shaw,
Halftime score Summerhill 2-6 Moynalvy 0-4.
While Moynalvy started stronger in the second half with Mc Loughlin once again scoring , they failed to convert their penalty shot in the 4th minute as Tony Mc Donnell saved it and cleared the ball. Cian Devlin’s goal low into the back of the net on the 7th minute was a further boost for Summerhill. A second goal in the final minutes from Dalton, following an assist by Eamon Ryan and a final point from Ryan left the visitors ahead 4-11 to 0-9 .
Moynalvy will rue their wides as and Summerhill did punish them scoring 2-5 in the second half . A good nights work for Summerhill in very warm conditions for both sides..
Full Time Summerhill 4-11 Moynalvy 0-9
Summerhill :Tony Mc Donnell , John Lavelle,Caolan Young,Willie Ryan,Iarla Hughes,Ronan Ryan,Padraig Geraghty,Micheaàl Byrne,Paddy MC Grath,Cian Devlin(1-0) ,David Larkin(-04)John Keane, Donal Feeley (1-3), Liam Shaw(2p,3f),Davy Dalton (2-0),
Subs: Stephan Husband for Devlin(51),Eamonn Ryan for John Keane (53), Rod McAuliffe for Paddy McGrath(55).