Date/Time: 23 March 2024, 11:00 KO
This was certainly a game of two halves due to the Galeforce conditions. Clane United struggled in the first half due to the very tough conditions with heavy rain and strong winds to contend with. The early stages of the first half was a tight contest and on 13 minutes Oscar Heffernan’s through ball for Patrick Doherty and Tadhg O Leidhin almost created the first goal of the game. Aaron Reardon , Harry O’Reilly , Art Ormsby and Connor Brennan who were all strong in defense managed to deal with the difficult conditions until the 25th minute when the Sallins striker took advantage of the conditions and scored the games opener.
With the seasons changing by the minute the games second goal was 4 minutes later when after a valiant save from Clane goalkeeper Jack Christie fell for the Sallins striker to net Sallins their second goal of the game.
Sean Byrne and Stephen Marron made great strides on each wing to give Sallins defenders some problems. Great work in the middle of the field from Sean Jamison kept Clane in the match.
The second half certainly benefited Clane as they had the very strong winds behind them. Fresh legs of Andrew McCormack , Sean Og Finn, William McNamee, Mark Mullahy and Jack Kinsella added new energy into the team.
A fingertip save from the Sallins goalkeeper kept out a great long range shot by Oscar Heffernan on 50 mins. Clane peppered the Sallins goal with shots from Sean Byrne and Andrew McCormack and momentum was building for Clane. The strike and goal of the game was a 30 yard strike by Sean Og Finn which finished in the Sallins net with only 5 mins remaining.
Clane were the stronger side in the final minutes however the clock ran out to give Sallins a 1-2 victory. Hard luck to all the lads and enjoy the Easter break.

Team


Jack Christie, Conor Brennan, Art Ormsby, Aaron Reardon, Harry O’Reilly, William McNamee, Sean Óg Finn (1), Jack Kinsella, Sean Jamieson,(Man of the Match) Mark Mullahy , Patrick Doherty, Oscar Heffernan , Sean Byrne , Stephen Marron , Tadgh O’Leidhin , Andrew McCormack

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