Double Delight for Gaels

It was a great week for Ranelagh Gaels with two championship wins inside three days.

First up on Tuesday were the Junior D’s, who won their first round replay against Robert Emmet’s to set up a meeting with St Anne’s this weekend.

Then on Thursday night Liam O’Hagan’s Junior C’s advanced to the quarter-finals following a tense extra-time win over St Sylvester’s.

Both of the first team’s championship games this season have gone to extra-time while the second side’s draw with Robert Emmet’s also came about after an additional 20 minutes was played.

All the players involved have shown massive fighting spirit and neither side seems to know when they are beaten.

Barry O’Brien was the star of the show on Thursday night at Broomfield.

He started the game at full-back, but was moved into the middle of the field and scored the dramatic injury-time goal that forced extra-time.

Remarkably, both games finished in 1-14 to 1-12 wins for Ranelagh.

On Tuesday night the Gaels led by five at the break thanks to a wonderful goal from The Doc, but they knew to expect a comeback having led by seven at half-time in the drawn game.

A late Robert Emmet’s goal ensured a tight finish, but the visitors held out for a well deserved two-point win.

7 Comment(s)

  1. Great win lads – great comeback to get extra-time and then go on and win it.

    Good to see the Junior C’s keeping up with the D’s and winning a few matches!

    Peter | Jul 14, 2011 @ 22:11 | Reply

  2. “drinks of water never won football matches!”

    Peter Sweeney 2011

    John P | Jul 15, 2011 @ 09:23 | Reply

  3. Remarkably the score on Thursday was 1-15 to 1-12!

    Details, details | Jul 15, 2011 @ 12:04 | Reply

  4. @Details, Details

    If there is, indeed, a remarkable error in the above report – blame the Sun Newspaper, whose GAA Correspondent supplied the misinformation!

    PRO | Jul 15, 2011 @ 12:15 | Reply

  5. Now now PRO, lets keep the inter-tabloid rivalry off the Ranelagh pages. We are a media-neutral amateur organisation.

    Details, details | Jul 15, 2011 @ 12:37 | Reply

  6. I can’t beleive nobody has mentioned Ian’s sweet finish off his left boot for the goal. Any chance of seeing hinm in The Hyde?

    Mayo Man | Jul 15, 2011 @ 13:36 | Reply

  7. Rasdale had no chance, Ian sent him the wrong way. Mayo are gonna need alot of those on sunday

    Umpire | Jul 15, 2011 @ 14:18 | Reply

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