Linehan goal crucial as Mountrath beat 14-man Colt in SHC ‘A’ opener

first_img GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp TAGSColtLaois SHC ‘A’St Fintan’s MountrathSt Fintan’s Mountrath vs Colt Previous articleAll of Saturday’s Laois GAA results as busy weekend of action continuesNext articleOur guide to the Leinster minor camogie final between Laois and Meath LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Twitter GAA Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Home Hurling Club Hurling Linehan goal crucial as Mountrath beat 14-man Colt in SHC ‘A’ opener HurlingClub HurlingSportGAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd August 2019 GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Mountrath 1-15 Colt 0-14 Laois Shopping Centre SHC ‘A’ Round 1Mountrath battled to a four-point win over 14-man Colt in the opening round of the Laois SHC ‘A’ on Saturday night.With a strong wind blowing straight down the field from the dressing room end, it was the proverbial game of two halves. Colt had the elements in their favour in the first half and were ahead at the break, but they were overpowered in the second half.Having scored at their ease in the first half, Colt failed to score from play in the second half. They managed only two points after the interval, both coming from Chris Murray frees.To compound matters they also finished with 14 men, after sub Mark McDonald was sent off barely a minute after being introduced in the 47th minute.That Colt should finish so meekly seemed unlikely as they breezed through the opening stages of the game, with Brian McDermott pointing in the first minute.He doubled their lead soon after before two brilliant points from James Keyes had them well in control. A slick passing move then ended with Chris Murray opening his account from the left wing, and they were five clear after just seven minutes.Mountrath were really struggling to find their range during this spell but the redoubtable Jimmy Hyland settled them into the game with a free.Gavin Sydes then got the first of his six points from midfield, and they were finally up and running.Colt did most of their scoring in bursts, and their second such purple patch produced three in a little over a minute.Chris Murray launched over a couple from range and Robert Delaney got the other, but Mountrath were hanging in there and Scott Hetherington and Hyland (free) kept them in the game.Delaney got his second for Colt in the 20thminute, but that would be their last score from play.Chris Murray added three more frees for them before half time, but Mountrath countered those with four of their own. Jimmy Hyland got two, Colm Linehan got another and Gavin Sydes got the other, and despite playing into a strong breeze they only trailed by four at half time, 0-12 to 0-8.With the wind at their backs in the second half Mountrath came out strongly, but not accurately, as they wasted a host of early chances to build up some momentum.A Gavin Sydes free in the 36th minute was the only score in the opening ten minutes of the half.The crucial score for them game in the 43rdminute, when a long ball into the square was directed to the net by Colm Linehan.They had to wait until the 52nd minute to draw level, thanks to Dylan Russell, and then another Gavin Sydes free put them ahead.There was only one side in it from there to end, in an attacking sense at least, as Mountrath finished strongly to seal a four-point win.SCORERS – Mountrath: Gavin Sydes 0-6 (0-2 frees), Jimmy Hyland 0-5 (0-4 frees), Colm Linehan 1-1, Scott Hetherington, Dylan Russell, Mick O’Brien 0-1 each. Colt: Chris Murray 0-8 (0-5 frees), James Keyes, Brian McDermott, Robert Delaney 0-2 each.MOUNTRATH: Dan Russell; Mattie Rice, Paul Meade, Tom Hill; James Fahy, Paddy Williams, Paul Rice; Gavin Sydes, Gearoid Williams; Wayne Sydes, Colm Linehan, Scott Hetherington; Dylan Russell, Jimmy Hyland, Aiden Linehan. Subs: Mick O’Brien for Dylan Russell (54 mins).COLT: Paudie McDonald; Mark Farrell, Ger Doolin, Eoin Brennan; Enda Mulhall, Henry Keyes, Niall Brennan; Gearoid Parkinson, Chris Murray; Robert Delaney, Sean O’Callaghan, James Keyes; Cian Moffitt, Eoin Joyce, Brian McDermott. Subs: Mark McDonald for O’Callaghan (47 mins), Nathan Dunne for Delaney (58 mins, inj).REFEREE: Eoin Scully (Camross) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linehan goal crucial as Mountrath beat 14-man Colt in SHC ‘A’ openerlast_img read more

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