Friday, March 12, 2010

Glenanne start busy season in style

Men's Division One:
Glenanne 4 (Shane O'Donoghue, Graham Shaw 2, Alan Lewis) TRR 0
Given their busy schedule in the next ten days, Glenanne produced the perfect opening salvo to keep their division one title bid on track as they raced into a 3-0 lead within 25 minutes at St Mark's last night. That lead gave Arul Anthoni greater leeway to rotate players as his side faces into a run of five league matches in ten days.

Shane O'Donoghue opened the scoring following Eddie O'Malley's turnover on halfway before Paul Fitzpatrick played an integral role in the second, overlapping down the right flank before squaring to Graham Shaw who finished first time.

Shaw netted again from a broken down corner for a commanding lead and Alan Lewis added the insurance goal in the second half. Three Rock were not without their chances but Steven Doran did what he needed to do, most notably stick-saving from Sven Galjaardt's drag-flick. He may be a big miss on Sunday for the visit of Pembroke as he attends a wedding.


Anonymous said...

Steve - interestingly I just looked back at your predictions before the season started. Apart from Corinthians being 1st rather than 3rd as predicted everyone is currently in the order you predicted. I wonder how much will change over the next 9 days?

Anonymous said...

Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice... :-)

Good work Stevo

Stephen Findlater said...

I think I got one right in the first season of The Hook and eight last season so don't think its a particularly solid basis to place any bets on!

Can see plenty of changes to the order in the next 10 days!

Anonymous said...

Bad form that the IHA have not put up team lists for this weekends Junior Interpros. I dont think this competition gets the respect it deserves. Steven, I know you cant cover everything indepth so not blaming you, but if Irish Hockey does not promote its interpro tournaments, who will?