Clonbony Abu (Davey Rynne)
Week 2 of the Mixed Sevens competition for 2010 brought more success for Clonbony Abu with a victory over The Frances Hankeys.
Both teams were short a few regulars this week with Grinder McNamara, Adam Greenfield, Rebecca Cathro and Aislinn Ryan out of action.
Georgie Mcleod stepped up to the mark making her Gaelic Football debut in impressive fashion, rumour has it that she played for the Glengullen AFL championship winning team of 2005 containing Mrs Mcleod and Mcleod's Daughters but this was the step up to the big time and she delivered a great performance.
With the team shorn of so many players from the victory in week one, there was some concern that round 2 may have been a step too far, but there was no need to be concerned, the Clonbony Abu recruits delivered a devastating performance to run out winners on a 4-08 to 0-04 scoreline.
Top scorer was referee extraordinaire Scott Maclean with 2-04 followed closely by Penny Chapman with 2 goals and 3 points. Man of the match from week one Pete Peilua chipped in with the final score in another outstanding performance.
The defence was well marshalled again by the brick wall that is Grant Cross, Siobhan Cotter and new recruit Georgie Mcleod. Needless to say the Clonbony Abu Goal was without breach for the 2nd week in a row.
In the middle of the park, Pete Peilua and Penny Chapman ran the show while in attack veteran Scott Maclean rolled back the years with 2-04 from play and was ably assisted by Melissa Gill.
It was a sorry night for The Frances Hankeys and their star players Daithi O'Connor and Lisa Morris must have wondered what hit their team!
Next up are the Welly's Wellies and their team of mercenaries which will be a bigger test for the Clonbony Abu players, but with a full squad available, Clonbony Abu cannot be written off.
Malone FC (Pub Spy)
The Garage (Unknown)
Malone FC (Somebody at the pub)
Cu Chulainn Wolfhounds (Ed Griffiths)
Monster Munchers (Niamh Kennedy
The Cu Chulainn Crew certainly lived up to their name sake as we were
met on the field to a line out of Warrior Giants. There was no kidding
anyone….they’d had their Weetabix!
Owing to injury and call ups to the Wellington Phoenix the Munster
Munchers had to call in some late substitutes; Kerry Colm, Sham O Connor
and the Dub Chick, Orla.
Our AFL recruit Chris once again showed his natural affinity to the sport
despite his under the breath mutters and frustrations with the “stupid
Following a series of injuries/mishaps in last week’s game,
fortunately he remained unscathed on the final whistle last night.
Stephen and Colm both showed fantastic leadership in the centre pitch
serving the forward line with pinpoint accuracy and consistency and coming
to the rescue in defence.
They were supported well by Claudia McScotty who made great displays of
athleticism up and down the pitch in both offence and defence.
Orla, Yvonne and Caroline were a force to be reckoned with in the forwards.
One can only remark that the Cu Chulainn defence were mystified by the
speed and frequency at which they commanded the ball over the bar, to the
side of the bar!! and into the back of the net.
A strong defensive lineout was held together by Daithi the Dizzle in Goal,
and Dee- having flown back from a business trip in Fiji yesterday afternoon –
an astounding team commitment.
The conditions were agreeable and we claimed our first and by no means
final victory of the season.