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Crumlin Crumble under Cathal McCormack

1sts v Crumlin 16072017 (7)Sunday 16 July 2017 – Another Sunday Morning in Longmeadows for the St Brendans 1st XV Sponsored by The Best Western Skylon Hotel were up against Crumlin as the teams bid for the Division 6 League title continued. Parnells are out of the League and have giving walkovers to the rest of the teams in the Division and where due to face top o’the table Ballymun Kickhams today.

The mornings match had a 10.30am throw in due to the Leinster Football final later in the day. Crumlin won their first kick-out but the player over carried. Cathal McCormack played the ball to John Burns and his shot went over the bar for the opening score. Crumlin then took the lead with two free in’s.

Phil Bannon won a mark from Mark Redican’s kick-out and played the ball to Paul Coleman who found Burns and in turn found Neil Mayock to kick the ball straight between the posts and level the game again. The Dark Force retook the lead with a point from Karl Feehan following a great solo run by Niall Prenty.

Crumlin retook the lead with a goal following a short kick-out and 100 meter solo-run from the corner back, and a pass to their wing back, who produced a shot which was too hot for Redican and trickled over the line for a goal. Brendan’s responded well with a Burns shot that was saved for a 45. Phil Bannon took the 45, Marcus Brady kept the ball in play and passed to Karl Feehan who put his shot over the bar to make it 1-02 to 0-04.

Another Crumlin point from a free followed. The two Rossies, Brady and Feehan combined to allow John Burns to put another score on the board and it was Brady moments later who levelled matters with a point after a John Dolan shot hit the crossbar.

St Brendan’s took the lead thanks to another Burns free after McCormack’s jersey was tugged when he was bursting through on goal. Another two Crumlin points followed to put the home side back in front. Sean Herron made a tremendous solo-run through the heart of the midfield, played the ball to John Dolan for a point

Neil Mayock made it a two point game with a leisurely kick over the bar in a move which started with a turnover from Oisin O’Meara. That became a three point game when Feehan comfortable in possession made a calm pass to Brady who found Niall Prenty for a point. Crumlin then pegged a point back from a long distance shot.

It was all Cathal McCormack at the end of the first half with a brace of points for the Galwayman. The first point started with a mark from Phil Bannon from a Redican’s kick-out. The second started with a mark by John Burns from a Crumlin kick-out. Marcus Brady supplied the final pass to McCormack to score the second of his brace shortly before half time.


Half Time Score: St Brendan’s 0-12 to 1-05 Crumlin.


Due to a 2nd XV’s AFL10 match against Whitehall Colmcilles the second half of the match is not documented in full.

Cathal McCormack scored a goal and a point in the second half as St Brendan’s ran out comfortable winners, in a result which leaves The Dark Force in 3rd place in AFL6 with a game versus 2nd place Lucan Sarsfields away on 25 July next on the  cards.


Full Time Score from Longmeadows: St Brendan’s 1-20 to 1-07 Crumlin


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