Parnells Men produced a fantastic win last Tuesday night against Tir Chonail Gaels in the Conway Cup Semi Final. The game was closely contested all the way through with the half time score Parnells 0 – 09 to TCG 0 – 07. Parnells kept the momentum going in the second half and upped the scoreline but then conceded two goals near the end of the game which led to a very exciting finish. In the end they managed to retain their lead and win by a margin of 2 points. Five of the forwards and both mid fielders all scored. We now meet KKG in the final at McGovern Park, Ruislip on Thursday 13th July, time tbc.
Final result – Parnells 1 – 16 to TCG 2 – 11
Team: Evan Byrne, Jason Maguire (replaced by Denis Twomey 10 mins in due to injury), Brian Foody, Alan Callanan, Sean O’Donnell, Steve Devine, Gearoid McCarthy, Jake Moran (0-1), Ryan Forde (0-2), Connor Spinks (0-2), Jamie Barry (0-1), Matt Leneghan, Seamus Stenson (0 – 5/2 frees), Eanna Flaherty (1-2), Dave O’Sullivan (0-3/2 frees). Subs: Calum Diggins for Sean O’Donnell, JP Roche and Jack Noonan.
Later in the week (Thursday), the men took on St Clarets in a League game. After a tough game earlier in the week, fitness would prove decisive. 12 of the team made the starting line up and a few changes. By half time, Parnells had a very healthy lead 2- 05 to 0 – 3. More points and goals were added in the second half producing a comprehensive win.
Final result – Parnells 3 – 12 to St Clarets 0 – 07.
Team: Evan Byrne, Alan Callanan, Brian Foody, Gearoid McCarthy, Sean O’Donnell (1-0), Steve Divine, Martin Carroll (0-1), Ryan Forde (0-1), Jake Moran, Matt Leneghan (1-0), Jamie Barry (0-5), Connor Spinks (0-1), Seamus Stenson (1-02), Eanna Flaherty, Dave O’Sullivan (0-2/1 free). Subs: Denis Twomey for Eanna Flaherty, Calum Diggins for Matt Leneghan, Keith Noonan for Evan Byrne, Jamie Murphy for Dave O’Sullivan, JP Roche for Alan Callanan.