Gaels Blitz St Magarets

Stacy Cup

St Magarets 0-4 Ranelagh Gaels 5-11

RANELAGH Gaels got their first win of the season on Sunday when they blew St Margaret’s away in the Stacy Cup.

Gaels had lost one and drawn their opening games of the year so it was third time lucky as they emerged convincing winners in this away tie at the ALSAA Sports Complex near Dublin Airport.

The win keeps Ranelagh’s interest in the competition alive and with three points from three matches in the group stages they are through to the quarter-finals.

The visitors raced into an early lead thanks to early scores from Tiernan ‘Stella’ McNamara and Jer McCarthy.

The experienced Joe Davitt, a recent recruit to the club and a massive addition, hit a brilliant score from centre half back to widen the gap.

Gaels led 3-5 to 0-1 at the break and the contest was as good as over. The Kelly brothers were linking up well and Thomas was prominent despite suffering from a stomach bug during the week.

They extended their advantage early in the second half when Michael Power finished of a cracking move with a great shot to the corner of the Magartets net.

Conor Harnett in the centre of the pitch was the stand out player and he continually drove his team on in search of more scores.

Ranelagh’s performance bore all the hallmarks of the football that manager Liam O’Hagan encourages his team and he will be hoping for more as the AFL Division 8 Season gets into full swing in the coming weeks.

3 Comment(s)

  1. I think the appearance of the ‘4 legends’inspired the team on.

    Alan | Mar 8, 2010 @ 08:41 | Reply

  2. What happened to the Birthday boy’s promise of taking pictures of “stella” macnamara’s performance?

    Conor | Mar 8, 2010 @ 09:53 | Reply

  3. Great result lads, sorry couldn’t get there, the party was just getting going.

    Ronan M | Mar 8, 2010 @ 10:57 | Reply

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