Tuesday 24 April 2018

Dominic's produce impressive play on way to comfortable win

ST DOMINIC'S proved to have too much for a game Shamrocks FC as they recorded an easy 3-0 victory in Fatima.

The visitors were comfortable throughout the game and produced some impressive football to claim a good away victory.

The home side didn't help themselves when they gifted the opening goal of the game to St Dominic's after just two minutes. The Shamrocks defence tried to play the ball out from the back but a lose pass fell to Calum Quigley who calmly finished to give his side the lead.

Brian Brady almost created number two but his dangerous cross was put behind for a corner.

Midway through the half the home side began to make chances and JJ Quilton saw his strong shot blocked as it headed towards goal. Shortly after that Quilton set up Darren O'Malley but his left footed shot sailed wide.

That was as good as it got for the home side and they were lucky not to fall further behind after close efforts by Patrick Murtagh and Joe Lennon towards the end of the half.

The start of the second half was a carbon copy of the first as the visitors found the back of the net with their first attack. Dominic's moved the ball up the right wing from the kick-off and the ball was fired across the face of the box where Alan Jones was on hand for a simple tap in.

Conceding so soon after the restart was a real hammer blow for Shamrocks and they quickly found themselves three goals down soon after. The lively Jones found Quigley who finished beautifully from just outside the box for his second goal of the game.

Despite having the game out of reach the Shamrocks players continued to push for a goal and were unlucky not to pull when back following a nice move. Joseph Gorman went on a strong run and managed to pull the ball back only to see his cross come to nothing. Minutes later the lively Peter Duffy saw his attempt blocked.

The home side could not find a way past a very strong St Dominic's defence with Mark McShane particularly impressive on the day.

As the game moved towards full-time Brain Brady had two efforts that almost extended the away sides lead but in the end they ran out deserved winners on the day.

Shamrocks FC: Thomas Mulligan, Oran Byrne, Barry Griffin, Keane Gaskin, Francis McDonnell, JJ Quilton, Peter Duffy, Joseph Gorman, Dillon Linsey, Darren O'Malley, Azzez Opebeyi.

St Dominic's: Jacob Rygielski, Alan Jones, Calum Mulholland, Patrick Murtagh, Mark McShane, Conor Knipe, Rory Kirke, Conall Brady, Joe Lennon, Calum Quigley, Brian Brady, Jack Lambert, Padgraig McGee, Tadhg Carr.

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