The recently formed and amalgamated under 21 team Robert Emmets got off to a flying start with a fine championship victory over St. Peters by 2-12 to 0-6 at a sunny Newmarket on Saturday afternoon.
On a soft, grassy surface, the Newmarket/Lismire combination began brightly when Cathal Noonan pointed in the fifth minute. Matters improved five minutes later when the home side reacted smartly to a dropping ball into the square and Brian O’Callaghan rifled a shot to the roof of the St. Peters net. Eddie Allen added a brace of neatly taken points as Emmets established a six point advantage midway through the half. Jonathan Flaherty pointed in style from distance before St. Peters opened their account in the twentieth minute. Daniel Culloty pointed spectacularly before points from Cathal Noonan and Jonathan Flaherty ensured an advantage of 1-7 to 0-1 at the halfway mark.
The second half resumed with T.J. Brosnan on target with a well struck free after seven minutes. St. Peters pointed next before Daniel Culloty reeled off a trio of points with two superbly executed scores from play a particular highlight. St. Peters had the next two points but T.J. Brosnan crashed an unstoppable shot to the net for a second goal and a comprehensive advantage. Substitute Con McAuliffe kicked an excellent point to complete the scoring for the home side but St. Peters kept plugging to the end and were rewarded with a late brace of points.
The Robert Emmets team and scorers…
Daniel Culloty (0-4), T.J. Brosnan (1-1), Brian O’Callaghan (1-0), Cathal Noonan (0-2), Eddie Allen (0-2), Jonathan Flaherty (0-2), Con McAuliffe (0-1)
|Paudie Allen||Michael O’Leary||Jeremy Murphy|
|Alan Ryan||Donal Hannon||Eoin Murphy|
|Cathal Noonan||T. J. Brosnan|
|Eddie Allen||Jonathan Flaherty||Brian O'Callaghan|
|Gavin Forde||Daniel Culloty||Barry O'Connor|
|Subs: Con McAuliffe, David Enright, Colm Noonan, Gavin Keane, Luke McCarthy|