Wednesday 20 November 2019

Guilfoyle sends Mary I on their merry way

Mary Immaculate booked their place in the quarter-finals as Colin Guilfoyle's third-minute goal set them on their way to a deserved home victory over Maynooth. Photo: Stock Image
Mary Immaculate booked their place in the quarter-finals as Colin Guilfoyle's third-minute goal set them on their way to a deserved home victory over Maynooth. Photo: Stock Image

Mary Immaculate booked their place in the quarter-finals as Colin Guilfoyle's third-minute goal set them on their way to a deserved home victory over Maynooth.

The Clare forward also scored three points in an eye-catching performance, while Limerick marksman Aaron Gillane also impressed, finishing the game with 0-6.

A neat bit of work by Gary Cooney opened the door for Guilfoyle to bury his shot past Mark Doyle for the goal and Mary I never looked back.

Guilfoyle immediately sent over two points, while Colin O'Brien and Mark O'Loughlin scored six points between them.

Conor Stakelum kept things ticking over with four frees for Maynooth in the opening half but they never looked close to making a comeback as efforts from O'Brien, O'Loughlin and Gillane helped Mary I to a 1-13 to 0-6 lead at the break.

Things didn't improve for Maynooth in the second half as Thomas Monaghan and Gillane helped Mary I to press home their superiority.

Scorers - Mary I: C Guilfoyle 1-3, A Gillane 0-6 (5f), C O'Brien 0-4 (1 '65), M O'Loughlin 0-3, T Monaghan and E Cahill (2f) 0-2 each, G Cooney and L Meade 0-1 each. Maynooth: C Stakelum 0-5 (4f), J Fallon 0-3 (3f), D Connolly and S Buggy 0-2 each.

Mary I - E Cahill; E Ryan, A Walsh, D Prendergast; C Morgan, D Browne, B Buckley; P Hickey, L Meade; C Guilfoyle, A Gillane, C O'Brien; G Cooney, T Monaghan, M O'Loughlin. Subs: S Burke for O'Loughlin (53), S Farrell for Hickey (57), S Hogan for Walsh (60).

GAA Newsletter

Expert GAA analysis straight to your inbox.

Maynooth - M Doyle; E Moloney, D Comerford, C Byrne; J Cullen, C Moloney, D Connolly; R Smith, L Walsh; A Gaffney, C Stakelum, C Heary; S Buggy, J Fallon, J Travers. Subs: F ó Crualaoich for Travers (15), D Kehoe for Comerford (37).

Ref - J Ryan (Tipperary)

Subscribe to The Throw-In, Independent.ie's weekly Allianz League podcast, for the best in GAA discussion and analysis every Monday, with some of the biggest names in football and hurling from Joe Brolly, Tomás Ó'Sé, Brendan Cummins and John Mullane.

Subscribe and listen to The Throw-In podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Irish Independent

The Throw-In: 'Jim Gavin has achieved what Mick O'Dwyer and Brian Cody couldn't do'

In association with Bord Gáis Energy

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport