Match Reports


All Square With Killeavey

posted 4 Aug 2013, 16:12 by Unknown user

Sarsfields 1-11 Killeavey 1-11
Sarsfields edged ahead with a couple of early points, the first from Paul McGeown followed by a Johnny Reynolds free. Having the better of the midfield exchanges Killeavey pulled level and then pushed ahead with a thirteenth minute goal. Paul McGaughey pulled a point back and a Paul McGeown free closed the gap to a point. As half time loomed the sides exchanged points, the Highmoss score coming from Eamon McGeown. Sarsfields knew though that they would have to up their game, given that Killeavey could have been further ahead had they taken all their chances. 

Early on in the second half, it was a very close affair. Johnny Reynolds hit over a free and Thomas McAlinden knocked over a point from play. The breakthrough from a Sarsfields perspective came when Thomas McAlinden snatched a goal in a goalmouth scramble. A Colin Stevenson point made it a three point lead for the Highmoss. Killeavey hit back with a brace of points, but scores from Eamon McGeown, Johnny Reynolds and Colin Stevenson pushed Sarsfields into a four point lead. Sarsfields had this lead as the final whistle approached. However in the final five minutes of play Killeavey showed good character to hit four points without reply, the equalising score coming in the fourth minute of injury time.

Championship Success For Young Highmoss Ladies

posted 4 Aug 2013, 15:48 by Unknown user

Sarsfields 4-11 Tir na nÓg 4-01

Sarsfields Outclassed by Crossmaglen

posted 28 Jul 2013, 12:42 by Unknown user

Sarsfields 0-07 Crossmaglen 3-12

Sarsfields began well with a Thomas McAlinden point after he came out well in front of his man and hit a nice score. Sarsfields continued to play reasonably well but sent a couple wide before Crossmaglen hit their first point. Crossmaglen were coming into the game and might have added to their tally but for a great clearance from Paul Magee. Eamon McGeown sent over a good point from distance to edge Sarsfields back in front, but it was the last time they would see the lead in the match. At this stage Stephen Kernan received a straight red at one might have thought this was good for Sarsfields, but in the next fifteen minutes Crosmaglen hit 1-03 without reply and also hit the post. For the goal Darran made a superb save only to see the ball cross the path of a waiting forward for a handy chance. Sarsfields had a few chances go wide and Eimeid Murray was denied by Paul Hearty. He palmed the rebound narrowly missing a second opportunity to hit the net. In addition was denied a penalty shout, deemed to be outside the square and Johnny Reynolds pulled a point back from the free, but Sarsfields were behind by four at the break having dropped another couple of efforts short. 

In the second half Crossmaglen hit seven points without reply and by this time it was game over for Sarsfields. To be fair the Highmoss heads didn’t drop. There were had another couple of goal chances and several efforts for points went wide. Darren Breen stopped the rot with a point, Johnny Reynolds added a free and Colin Stevenson knocked over a point. However, Crossmaglen responded with a further two goals to demonstrate their superiority. Late in the game Thomas McAlinden collected a great ball in behind the visitors defence but was denied by a superb Paul Hearty save. Sarsfields could have kept it tighter but were left in no doubt as to who was the better team.

Winning Run Ended in Dromintee

posted 21 Jul 2013, 14:23 by Unknown user

Dromintee 2-14 Sarsfields 0-11
Hopes were high that Sarsfields would continue the good run of form they had before the holiday break, but Dromintee ended the good run. Being in the holiday period Sarsfields had travelled without a few regular players. 
Johnny Reynolds hit the first point for Sarsfields, but it was Dromintee who were to dominate the first half. Sarsfields pushed forward a few times but failed to really threaten. In defence Peter Stevenson and Paul Magee in particular did some great work in and around the square. However an early goal gave the home side some confidence and they hit 1-07 without reply with Sarsfields very much on the back foot. Darren Breen hit a point after good play from Mark Reynolds and Eamon McGeown and certainly there seemed to be some potential for a goal. The home side hit back with a couple of points before Niall Kerr ended the half with a Highmoss point. 
Despite beginning nine points down, Sarsfields showed great resolve in the second half. Eamon McGeown got things going with a decent point, Richie Stevenson hit a free and Johnny Reynolds tapped over a nice left footed shot. With Sarsfields playing the better football Eimeid Murray hit over two points in succession and when Thomas McAlinden kicked over a point the deficit was down to three points. It was at this stage where Sarsfields looked as if they might kick on for the win. However a couple of chances to close the gap went a begging. Dromintee hit back with a twentieth minute point their first of the half. Sarsfields hit back almost immediately with a point from Declan Breen, but it was Dromintee who were to close out the game. They knocked over three points and an injury time penalty gave the scoreline a decent look from a Dromintee perspective, but they had certainly been the better team. Sarsfields though had given it their best shot in the second half.