Junior A Football vs Ballyboughal

Wed, 17th May 2006

Result: 2-15 to 3-11

The Knock were in fine form in midweek cup action against the men from north county Dublin. There were several stars for the home team but young Rory Corcoran stood out, scoring two stylish goals in the first half, one from each foot.

The Bull Mulvihill dominated midfield despite being bowled over at the throw-in. Even a sprained thumb could not keep the man from the midlands down as he and Paddy O’Brien launched attack after attack.It took the forwards a while to get into the game but when Farrelly and Kelly found their range and Corcoran started motoring there was only going to be one winner.

In the backs, Alan Raftery had another small man to mark, that is if you were in the land of giants but managed to subdue the full forward in a nip and tuck second half. Ger O’Brien won nearly every 50-50 ball and even managed to win most 30-70 balls showing great heart and determination. Up front, new boy Damian O’Grady showed why he will be in the shakeup for championship action with some cool, calm and collected play slotting over some nice points and distributing good ball to the men coming through.

All in all, a good hard test for the Knock in advance of league action on Sunday at 11am in Porterstown.

Team: Eoin O’Baoill, Paddy Gaffney, Alan Raftery, Eoin Moloney, Ambrose Galligan, John McMennamin, Ger O’Brien, Paul Mulvihill (0-1), Paddy O’Brien (0-1), Niall Tutty, Damian O’Grady (0-3), Rory Corcoran (2-1), Barry Farrelly (0-5), Gerry Kelly (0-4), James O’Connor
Subs: Cathal Gallagher, John Corkery, Eoin Lennon