Caulry (@1.83) vs Milltownpass (@2.2)
06-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Caulry will win

Caulry – Milltownpass Match Prediction | 06-10-2019 10:30

An important match to winwhich would see Tang into the playoff stages. Tang have a busy week on the football front when we playSt Malachys on this Tuesday evening in Rosemount. Failing this, all would hinge onthe last remaining match against table toppers St Marys on Saturday inTuberclair. Please come out and support your local team, All support greatlyappreciated.

We wish Niall Bannon a speedyrecovery. Tang playedShandonagh in the Div2 final in Cusack Park on Friday evening last. JohnTumelty kicked an excellent pt with Adam Neary firing over another for Tang tolead by 8pts. Deep in injury timeShandonagh were awarded a dubious free on the 45m line and to add insult toinjury the free was moved to the 21 m line which Shandonagh kicked to claimvictory. Two mins later Martin Rock fielded a high ball and slid the ball to ShaneCoughlan to shoot into an empty net. Disaster struck then when our Captain andtalisman Niall Bannon was stretchered off after a high dangerous tackle. Tang led 2-3 to 4pts at halftime. Shandonagh started the second half with two quick pts. Shane Coughlanplayed Martin Rock in with a terrific pass and Martin was unlucky to see hisshot drift over the bar. Shandonagh had a dominant spell kicking 3pts before Martin Rockslotted a free after good work by Shane Coughlan. John Rock, KieranDuncan and Robert English were superb in defence with Adam Neary, ShaneCoughlan and Martin Rock to the fore upfront. Tangstarted the match in whirl wind fashion with Adam Neary gathering a ball on thewing and slicing through the Shandonagh defence to blast the ball to the net. Tang wont be happy with the three major decisions going against thembut now must regroup and focus on the upcoming championship. Shandonagh were awarded a hotly disputed penalty whichthey despatched to narrow the lead to a pt after 13mins .Niall Neary and MartinRock added pts but Shandonagh equalised with time just up.

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Tang then kicked two points to level the match on the 37th minute. OSullivan was fouled upfront and Colin Murphy done well when called upon as he converted the ensuingshort-range free with ease. An unfortunate fumble by Nagle late in the halfresulted in a lucky goal for the opposition which saw the scoreboard read 1-6to 1-4 at the halftime whistle.It was Tangwho opened the scoring tally with a fine long-range point after 3 minutes. The opposition then took the lead for the first time in the game on the51st minute courtesy of two converted-frees. Harry Hughes then put his name on thescoresheet after nice combined teamwork from Nally and Fox, before Clintonssecond point of the game gave Caulry a eight point lead. A period of wasteful play then followed which canbe accredited to the pouring rain with our defence doing well to keep theopposition scoreless. IFC Semi-FinalCaulry 1-9Tang 1-9Our ladsmust do it all again after they finished level with Tang in their semi-finalclash in a wet and slippery Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon last.After somesloppy possession by both sides, it was Conor McCormack who opened the scoringtally on 2 minutes following good play from Damien Dolan. AdamDonoghue restored the Caulry lead moments later after a pass from Neil Clinton. However, our lads mustbe commended as they never lost their composure with Connolly tapping over theequalising point two minutes later from a free. Sean Clinton then put Caulry five points to good beforeTang got off the mark on the 7th minute. However,Caulry responded in style with a superb point from Nally edging our boys infront. Tang then seemed toget some momentum in their play for the closing 10 minutes of the half as threepoints, two from frees and one being helped over the bar by Cillian Nagle,reduced the Caulry lead five. Sean Fox brought off a vital intercept on the quarterhour mark which was worked up the field and resulted in an impressivelong-range point from Stephen Connolly. A scoring attempt fromEmmet Nally was well blocked down, but moments later a fabulous passing move betweenNally and Gary Flanagan found Andy OSullivan who made no mistake in rattlingthe oppositions net.

Tang will be much happier with thisdisplay led by Captain Robert English and his troops who all put in a much improvedperformance since last week.Team Michael Galvin, Dean Reddin, Robert English, Sean Egan,John Rock,Kieran Duncan,Chris Conner,Niall Bannon,Trevor English,Lee Coughlan,Niall Neary,MartinRock,Willie Flanagan, Darragh Burke, Adam Neary,Tang now play neighbours Tubberclair in the nextround the weekend after next. Both sides traded pts before Tang struck fortheir second goal to kill off the match. A fine movement ended with NiallBannons shot being been saved but the ever dangerous Adam Neary was alert andfinished coolly from an acute angle. Milltownpass were findingit hard to break into the Tang half with Kieran Duncan and John Rock in fine formably assisted by Chris Connor. Tang faced into the breeze in the second half but playedsome lovely controlled football and gradually picked off pts through Adam Nearyand Niall Bannon to extend the lead to 1-12 to 1-6.

U8 BlitzDespite thevery wet day and a lot of players unavailable, 17 young Caulry players onceagain done themselves and their club proud in our second blitz of the year atAthlone GAA on Saturday afternoon playing against Athlone and Tubberclair.Training continuesas normal on Thursday at 6:30pm where we usually have up to 30 players from ourpanel of 34.

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Tang got their championship campaign back on track and amonkey off their back when they defeated Tubberclair by two pts in Rosemount onSaturday last. After a disappointing first half, Tang trailed 1-8 to 0-7 but amuch improved second half saw Tang outscore Tubberclair 10 pts to four torecord their first victory over Tubberclair in championship football for morethan twenty years.

Team Patrick Conlon, Keelin Galvin, Andrew Gill, Eoin Bannon, Ian Coughlan, AlanMurray, Richard Laffan, Paddy Clear, Darragh Burke, Sean Egan, Niall Neary,Tommy Lennon, Niall McGarry, Eoin Coughlan, Joe Coughlan, Subs Shane Coughlan,Martin Donoghue, Niall Lynn. Athlone pressed hard in the second half but Tang proved toogood on the day with Niall Lynn completing the scoring with an excellent point. Tang played an open, attacking game that paidrich dividends. Tangplayed Athlone in Div6b on a damp Sunday morning and were full value for theirhalf time lead of 2-12 to 1-5.

The night was a great success with a largeattendance. Food and Refreshments were served at 8.30 and presentation tookplace after. The medals were presented by our main sponsor Seamus Mc Cormack,Club Chairman Adrian Coughlan and Club Secretary Laura Donoghue. The medalPresentation for Junior B Champions 2018 and Junior Div6B League winners took placetonight in The Three Jolly Pigeons. Well done toall involved.

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Rochfortbridge didscore a couple of close in frees near the end but never looked like findingthat elusive goal. Congrats to Jason Coughlan, John Tumelty, ShaneCoughlan and Keelin Galvin who all made their senior debut and all played theirpart in a good victory. NiallBannon kicked a superb free from distance to keep the score board ticking over. Rochfortbridge started the second half brightly quicklykicking two pts before Tang responded with a fine effort from Niall Neary. Tang will be glad to have two pts in the bag and will lookforward to next weekend. The second half was nip and tuck with both defences on top.