Ballinteer St. John’s 0-12 Thomas Ashe 1-16
On paper Thomas Ashe had no right to win this game coming up against Division 1 opposition, however the lads had other ideas & scored 3 of the first 4 points in the game. It was nip & tuck throughout the first half with the lads going in to the half time break 0-10 to 0-8 up.
The second again started at a fierce pace with no let up from either side both trading points before Thomas Ashe were awarded a penalty from a foot block. Rory Dwyer calmly stepped up & slotted the penalty away to give us a 5 point lead. That was a decisive score & the fight seemed to die out of Ballinteer after that. The lads controlled the game & ran out comfortable 7 point winners in the end.
Best players for us were Ronan Howard at right corner back, Mark Hanlon at left corner back, Dylan Gray at right corner forward & David Smyth in center forward.
Scorers were Dylan Gray 0-3, David Smyth 0-3, Jamie McGuinness 0-3, Peter Wright 0-1 Ciaran McManus 0-2, Niall Feekery 0-1, Connor Shanahan 0-2, Eoin Hanlon 0-1, Rory Dwyer 1-0