Trivialities make perfection

Naomh Barrog 2-10 Ranelagh Gaels 1-11

RANELAGH Gaels will take plenty of positives from Sunday’s performance despite Stacy Cup defeat to Naomh Barrog.

Heading into this year’s AFL Division 8 campaign – the highest the club has ever operated at – the learning curve was always likely to be a steep on.

But at the weekend they ran Divisoin 6 side Barrog to just two points away from home.

There was no love lost on a bitterly cold Valentines morning, and the conditions were perfect for both teams to start the new season.

With the Gaels regular midfield partnership and several likely replacements out through injury, Barry Prendergast and Tiernan McNamara manned the centre and did well.

Barrog were happy to accept any frees that were conceded within range and this gave them a 1-7 to 1-3 halftime lead.

Ranelagh got their scores through Eamon Courtney, Alan Kelly and 2009 Club Player of the Year Johnny Conlon.

The visitors’ chances were hit in the second half however, when Conlon was forced to go off injured following an unfortunate accidental clash with a team mate.

It was later revealed that Johnny fractured his eye socket and we wish him a speedy recovery.

With the Mestro Paul O’Mahoney back in action and pulling the strings in midfield the scores started to come and the belief was still there.

Points from Doc, Thomas, Paul O’M and Barry meant a chance of a steal for Ranelagh.

Barrog’s chance to kill the game off was stopped when Dave made a super save while at the other end a great chance fell to Pat Polaski who shaved the post.

This is the second week in a row Gaels have showed great determination.

They fought well to come back into a game but a failure to take early chances cost them in the end.

Trivialities make perfection. Perfection is no triviality.” – Michelangelo.

5 Comment(s)

  1. By all accounts it sounds like we almost won. Well done lads.

    A few more 4k runs on the beach should do the trick.

    Conor | Feb 15, 2010 @ 12:19 | Reply

  2. I love my new last name, by the way. Big foreign guy — weird last name…. he must be Polish!

    Big Pat | Feb 15, 2010 @ 12:44 | Reply

  3. If it needs any more explaining, when Pat was coming on his slip said something like Polaski and nothing near Koucheravy. It was hilarious (you might have to take my word for it!).

    Ronan | Feb 15, 2010 @ 13:06 | Reply

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    Ronan Murphy | Jul 17, 2010 @ 13:57 | Reply

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