MIC 2-16 Tralee IT 6-9

MIC’s freshers’ footballers welcomed Tralee to their home ground in the second round of the group. A game which was played in great spirits in dreadful conditions. Both sides hitting some glorious scores from the word go, with the saying goals win games certainly true in this game.

The away side playing against a stiff breeze opened the scoring with a point from play before adding another from a free. MIC opened their account through corner forward Eanna Ryan who slotted over from play. Tralee corner forward duly responded in kind before MIC hit two scores one from wing forward Gerry O’ Sullivan before midfielder Jack Curtin mad his way up the field to dissect the uprights. Tralee fired in the first goal of the game against the run of play, MIC’s response came through full forward Philp Talty who buried the ball in the net from the next attack, Curtin added another point to narrow the gap. Tralee then hit the net twice in the space of a couple of minutes which was a hammer blow for the home side. With the game heading towards the break the home side hit 1-5 without reply with the scores coming from frees from David Dineen hitting over two which Talty adding another. MIC’s centre back Tadhg Roche made his way up the field to fire in a 2nd goal of the game before Dineen and O Sullivan got the last two scores of the opening half

Tralee came out of the blocks much quicker in the second half slotting over four scores three from frees and one from play.  Billy Murphy responded for MIC. Tralee hit another quick goal and point to extend their lead. O Sullivan pulled the home side back into it with two more frees. Tralee looked dangerous going forward another attack resulted in another goal and point from play. Frees were keeping the home side in this game with O Sullivan adding two more to his tally before Talty fired over a 45. Tralee added one final goal in the dying embers with Talty getting the final score of the game from a close in free.

MIC will play AIT in the 3rd game of the group next Tuesday in Athlone.

MIC; John Duignan; Padraig Holly, Brian Campbell, Sean Gorman; Paul Linehan, Tadhg Roche(1-0), Oisin Daly, Jack Curtin(0-2) Billy Murphy (0-1); Eoghan McDonagh, David Dineen (0-3), Gerry O’ Sullivan (0-6), Eanna Ryan(0-1) Philp Talty (1-3), Eoin Power


Eoin Horkan