On a blustery night in Ballinlough last evening, Rathpeacon Junior footballers came from behind and showed some great character to beat Nemo in the semi final of the city championship, on a scoreline of 2-08 to 0-13. In a fiercely contested game, a first half goal by Sean Ahern, and a bullet of a goal & point by Evan Murphy marauding from midfield kept the scoreline ticking against the wind with a half time score of 2-02 to 0-10. Paul O’ Neill was a big loss to inury in first half, but a strong bench of subs (notably John Anderson, John Galvin & Matthew Cotter) helped the cause greatly. An excellent defensive display from the likes of Brendan Ahern, Richie O’ Riordan, Dermot Hurley, Donal O’ Neill & Eoin O’ Leidhin kept Nemo to only three points in the second half. Cormac O’ Neill was majestic in the air with excellent pin point accurate kick outs from Gary Aherne on goal. The rest of the forward line of Martin O’ Sullivan, Colin Bevan, Conor Dalton and John Wiseman kicked some marvellous points in the second half & were a constant thorn in Nemo’s defence with intelligent movement and running off the ball.
Rathpeacon now march on to the final next Monday evening, 26th August, against Ballinure @ 7pm in Ballinlough.
All support from Rathpeacon greatly appreciated as always.