Everything Goes Swimmingly Against Liffey Gaels

Brian Regan and Denis Doolan who where instrumental against Liffey Gaels at the weekend.

Ranelagh Gaels 4-12
Liffey Gaels 1-2

Ranelagh Gaels continued their 100 per cent start to the season with a convincing AFL Division 8 win over Liffey Gaels on Sunday.

Liam O’Hagan’s team are now unbeaten in 2011, with five wins out of five – including two in the League.

The home team played with the breeze in the first half at Liffey Park, but Ranelagh were well on top throughout.

However, they only led by 0-3 to 0-1 as the break approached and it took a fine solo goal from Enda Marren, who was one of the best players on show, to settle the visitors’ nerves.

The Gaels haven’t always pressed home their advantage in games but this wasn’t the case at the weekend when they took this game by the scruff of the neck on the restart.

Jer McCarthy got the second goal to put daylight between the teams and Alan Toolan, who wasn’t on long as a substitute, fisted home Moyners’ centre for the third of the day.

Peter made up for an outrageous dive moments earlier when he popped home the fourth goal having been set up by Johnny Conlon.

Liffey Gaels got a consolation before the end, though stand-in goalkeeper Doc gave a great performance between the posts and his accurate kick-outs were a feature.

The defence laid the foundations for this win with a brilliant first half display when the forwards were struggling to put the ball over the bar.

Denis Crehan won some great ball while Corky was in his element on the edge of the square. Denis Doolan commanded from centre back with the midfield of Barry O’Brien and Brian Regan well on top.

With things secure at the back the forwards were able to start finding their range and before the end they ran up a big score.

13 Comment(s)

  1. No mention of your goal at the weekend Pete. Surely this is the journalist dream?

    Square Ball | Mar 28, 2011 @ 00:15 | Reply

  2. Deer Square, please see the seventh paragraph regarding Peter enclosed.

    Is it going to be good sound levels at table quiz this Thursday?

    Pravda | Mar 28, 2011 @ 00:28 | Reply

  3. Great stuff lads, so will i take it easy at training tonight?

    Conor | Mar 28, 2011 @ 08:04 | Reply

  4. Conor who?

    Training | Mar 28, 2011 @ 09:19 | Reply

  5. No mention of Johnny Conlons 8/9 points eh! or Regans wonderpoint from the halfway line!

    BarryO'B | Mar 28, 2011 @ 14:16 | Reply

  6. We are a men’s Gaelic team based in Ranelagh looking for a goalkeeper for the 2011 season.

    The team is named Ranelagh Gaels. We are a young club, with huge aspirations and are inspired by GAA guru Liam O Hagan.

    You don’t have to be amazing, any standard will do!!! Unfortunately our lack of goalkeeping options is keeping a very talented forward out of the team.

    Please direct all enquiries to anyone that will listen!

    Goalkeeper WANTED! | Mar 28, 2011 @ 15:46 | Reply

  7. Who was the talented forward that was in goals? I thought it was just “The Doc”?

    Conor | Mar 28, 2011 @ 15:54 | Reply

  8. It was the Doc in fairness – and a few decent stops he made. Would he have gotten to Sweeney’s shot though? It was a real rocket…

    The Watcher | Mar 28, 2011 @ 16:00 | Reply

  9. @BarryO’B – You know things are going well for the Gaels when Brian Regan is throwing over points from long range…

    Ms Malone | Mar 28, 2011 @ 16:07 | Reply

  10. @Conor

    You wouldn’t have known who was on goal yesterday, as you were too busy drinking.

    I hear sanctions are Imminent!

    Doc | Mar 28, 2011 @ 16:18 | Reply

  11. We meant to ask you about that Conor – who the hell throws a 21st party on a Sunday morning. You should have got your brother to have it on Saturday night so you could have gone, stayed off the booze and got back to Dublin for the game like everyone else… I want to see you at the front of every drill tonight to make amends.

    I thought Conor was comitted | Mar 28, 2011 @ 17:14 | Reply

  12. It’s great that DOC has finally nailed down a spot on the gaels team, i hope he can keep up the good form until the end of the season.

    Supporter | Mar 28, 2011 @ 17:27 | Reply

  13. @Ms Malone

    You need to take some goal keeping lessons from wonder keeper, The Doc.

    Not the umpire | Mar 28, 2011 @ 18:10 | Reply

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