Date: 22nd February 2020
Fixture: Keogh Cup v Sallin
FT: Sallins 1-16 Ballymore 2-05
Ballymore got off to a great start with a goal from Tadhg Barrett. Sallins replied with two points from Paul Farrelly and one from Jack Sharkey to level the game. Ballymore’s Niall Murphy and Sharkey traded points at either end then a great point from Keith Fennell put Ballymore one ahead again.
It was all Sallins for the rest of the first half. With a strong wind they scored seven points in a row, five from Farrelly, one from Sharkey and one from Craig Johnson. Half time Sallins 0-11 Ballymore 1-02.
It was a strong start to the second half for Ballymore. They scored a point from Shane Barrett, followed by a Niall Murphy goal to reduce the gap to two. We then leveled the game after two more points, one from Niall Murphy and one from Enda Stewart Byrne. Ballymore 2-05 Sallins 0-11.
Sallins then scored five points in a row, one from Emmet Ralph, two from Jack Sharkey and two from substitute Conor Herbert. They then scored a goal from Paul Farrelly in the dying minutes to make the full time score Sallins 1-16 Ballymore 2-05.
The lads now play away to Clogherinkoe in the final round of the group stages next Saturday.
Ballymore: Tommie Archbold, Joe Broderick, Caolan Halpin, Jake Meehan, Callum McClintock, Michael Stewart Byrne, Keith Fennell (0-01), Shane Barrett (0-01), Stephen Davis, Stephen Dwyer, Gareth Clarke, Niall O’Neill, Tadhg Barrett (1-00), William O’Donoghue, Niall Murphy (1-02),
Subs: Kevin Kelleher for Jake Meehan, Enda Stewart Byrne (0-01) for William O’Donoghue Ronan O’Malley for Gareth Clarke, Jake Meehan for Niall O’Neill.
Sallins: Dan Sweeney, Dave Murphy, David Foley, Aaron Carney, Luke Kelly, Dan Caulfield, Justin McLoughlin, Emmet Ralph (0-01), Kevin Foley, Ben Caulfield, Jack Sharkey (0-05), Sean O’Domhnail, Conor Dalton, Paul Farrelly (1-07), Craig Johnson (0-01). Sub – Conor Herbert (0-02) – GM