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Morley Gaels 3-9 V 2-8 St Finbarrs


The Morley Gaels Senior team made it a good Sunday for the club when they matched the Intermediate team’s earlier win with a fine win of their own over 2nd placed St Finbarrs. In the past number of Senior games Morley have started very well but it was Finbarrs who this time came out of the blocks quickly and had a goal and a point on the board by the 3rd minute. They added a further point to their tally in the 7th Minute but it was at this stage that Morley began to wake from their slow start and got on the scoreboard after an excellent point from Paddy Fox. Morley were beginning to win a lot of ball around the middle and, after some excellent work from Paddy Fox and Ronan Kelly, a ball was fed into Mark Mullally who duly dispatched the ball to the back of the Finbarrs net. Both sides were guilty of a period of sloppy play after this and some poor wides were added to each teams tally. Paddy Fox reduced the lead with a pointed free in the 22nd minute. Finbarrs replied but Kerry’s Jamie O’Donnell got his name on the score sheet and he then turned provider after his free fell kindly to Wes Fallon who punched to the back of the net to leave the scores at half time, Morley 2-3 to Finbarrs 1-4.


Finbarrs were first on the score sheet again in the 2nd half in the 5th minute but they were forced into sloppy mistakes by the Morley defense who harassed and hounded them nonstop which in turn lead to turnovers from which Morley broke quickly and Enda Butler put a fine score over the bar. He added a second point from a similar scenario in the 10th minute as Morley were starting to get on top. Finbarrs then fell further behind when Mark Mullally, who had gone from midfield to full forward, added 1-1 to his personal tally in the space of 90 seconds. He was again on the score sheet when he expertly dispatched a brilliant 45 into a cross field wind. Finbarrs added a point in the 28th Minute at which Morley thought they had 2 minutes to close out the game but somehow the referee found an extra 14 minutes of play to add to the thirty. More controversy was to follow when the umpires awarded a goal in very dubious circumstances that really could have done with the world cup goal line technology. Finbarrs again got a lifeline from the referee when he awarded a soft penalty to them but the excellent Chris Mitchell pulled off a fantastic save to keep his team in the game. Morley were not going to let this day get away from them and they broke up field and scored a final score from the boot of Mark Mullally to win their second game of the season.


Team: Chris Mitchell (Roscommon), Martin Cummings (Carlow), Jordan Cassidy (Westmeath), Patrick Hartnett (Cork), Dan Jennings(Dublin), Dean Creevy (Donegal), Conor Jennings (Kildare), Mark Mullally(Meath)(CAPT), Wes Fallon (Galway), Gavin Daly (Cavan), Donald O’Sullivan (Kerry), Ronan Kelly (Roscommon), Paddy Fox (Roscommon), Enda Butler (Laois), Jamie O’Donnell (Kerry).
Subs: Ciarian Tully (Donegal), Donal Finneran (Sligo), Darragh Heavey (Roscommon).


Carlisle bar Man of the Match- Mark Mullally




Morley Gaels 6-08 V 2-08 Southern Districts


The Morley Gaels Intermediate team again proved the winning is a great habit when on Sunday morning they won their 7th game from 7 in this year’s Intermediate League. Missing a large number of players through injuries and players currently at home in Ireland they started brightly and were on the scoreboard early through Martin Dunne and through the goal scoring boot of Paudie Fitzmaurice. Southern Districts, who had a number of their Senior regulars on show, enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in the first 15 minutes but were restricted to long range shots because of the excellent defensive work of Liam Leahy, James Reilly and Gary Roynane. Gary got his name of the score sheet then when one of this trademark runs from half back saw him in space and he duly dispatched the ball over the bar. Morley began to get on top then mostly through the hard work being put in at midfield by Brian O’Donoghue and Peadear Burke with O’Donoghue also adding his name to the scoring list with a clever point in the 25th minute of the half. Paudie Fitzmaurice was then given an opportunity to add to his season long goal scoring streak, when the referee awarded a penalty to Morley, which Paudie sent low and hard to the left corner of the net.

The second half was more of the same from Morley who contained to dominate the game and have Districts under severe pressure.


Fitzmaurice got Morley’s 4th and his third goal of the game early in the second half. Districts were down to 14 men at this stage after their center back was correctly sent off for a wild kick on Morley full back Shane Murphy. The game was over as a contest at this stage, but Morley who have scored 17 goals in the last 3 games, added a further 2 from the boot of midfielder Peadear Burke in the closing 10 minutes. All round another great performance from the Clubs Intermediate team.

TEAM: Damien Gerathy (Mayo), Ciarian Owens (Wexford)(CAPT), Shane Murphy (Limerick), Shane Farrell (Carlow), James Reilly (Monaghan), Liam Leahy (Cork), Gary Roynane (Cork), Peadear Burke (Wicklow), Brian O’Donoghue (Cork), Sean Gilleran (Roscommon),Martin Dunne (Mayo), Justin Mulhair (Dublin), Alan Clarke (Kildare), Paudie Fitzmaurice(Kerry), Tim O’Callaghan (Cork)

SUBS: Robbie O’Callaghan (Cork), Darragh Currivan (Cork), Shane McAlinden (Down)


Carlise Bar Man of the Match- Brian O'Donoghue




Morley Gaels 3-07 V 0-03 Finbarrs Green


Morley Gaels got off to a poor start on Sunday vs St Finbarrs (Green)
Fourth match of the league where Morley Gaels were hoping to nab their first win of the season. Morley were playing against a strong breeze in the first half and struggled to convert the scores. As usual the back line was a solid line of defence with our new goalie, Rose, making two wonderful saves within the first half. Niamh O Connor scored a superb point from play but St Finbarrs quickly replied to level the score. The back line worked tirelessly along with trojan efforts from our Midfield to keep St Finbarrs to a 0-02 to 0-01 at half time, which easily could have been a greater lead.


Morley knew we had to take full advantage of the wind in the 2nd half and management made changes to the team at half time and they seemed to work. After a slow 5 minutes into the second half Morley seemed to find their rhythm. Edel Duffy was brought to wing forward where she notched up an impressive 1-4 in the second half. Noleen Owen's came powering through from Midfield to score an almighty point from play. The hard work of Josephine and her full back line was to be seen as they held St Finbarrs scoreless in the 2nd half.
Great day for the Morley ladies who are sure to only improve going forward.
Dinner and drinks were enjoyed in The Carlisle that afternoon. Well deserved ladies


1. Rose Dib-Milston 2. Sinead Byrne 3. Josephine O' Callaghan 4. Claie Owens 5. Edel Duffy 6. Andrea Browne 7. Jenny Phelan 8. Noleen Owens 9. Selina Moynagh 10. Niamh O' Connor 11. Olivia O Callaghan 12. Alma Creaven 13. Marian Hallinan 14. Sinead Joyce 15. Orla Fullerton


Subs: Catherine Ramsbottom, Trish Walshe, Lisa McNichols, Louise Muhling, Hannah Farleigh, Lisa Sexton


Scores: Niamh O Connor 1pt, Noleen Owens 2pts, Edel Duffy 1-04



Morley Gaels 2-15 V 0-10 Greenwood


The Men’s senior team got their first league win of the season in this Round 2 tie at Tom Bateman Reserve. Reeling from the news of Injuries to Darren and Kieran Kenneally, they knuckled down, even with their reduced numbers and produced and excellent performance. Greenwood started the brighter of the two teams and had 2 half chances but excellent early pressure from the Morley defense restricted these chances to speculative long range efforts. Morley opened the scoring with a point from the boot of Mark Mullally after Ronan Kelly was fouled close to goal. Greenwood responded in the 6th minute with a point. Sligo’s Donal Finneran got on the score sheet when he finished a fine Morley move in the 8th Minute. Morley were beginning to find their rhythm but Greenwood again made the most of the limited possession they had to level the game in the 11th Minute. It was from here on in that the Morley lead and dominance was never really threatened, they tagged on further scores from Enda Butler, Wes Fallon and Donald O’Sullivan. The game then entered a static period where both teams were guilty of wasting decent chances. Enda Butler brought the halves scoring to an end with a fine free in the 28th Minute. Half Time score Morley 1-8 – 0-4 Greenwood.


When the second half resumed Morley were determined not to let the game slip and after some excellent passing from the throw in, scored from the boot of Mark Mullally. Ronan Kelly, who was enjoying a fine game, then got a great score in the 5th Minute of the second half and seen his teammate Mark Mullally add to his own personal tally with another pointed free a minute later. Greenwood were struggling to cope with the pace at which Morley moved the ball and they were also struggling with the pacy Kerry man, Donald O’Sullivan and he scored his second point of the game after 5 minutes of the second half. Morley got somewhat complacent for a period following this and allowed Greenwood to tag on 3 scores to their tally, but in truth their lead was never really challenged and they finished the game strongly with and another goal from Donal Finneran and points from Donald O’Sullivan and the evergreen Dan Jennings. A good days work for the Seniors to top off a fine weekend for the Men’s section of the club following the Intermediates win against Shamrocks on Friday evening.


Carlisle Bar & Bistro Man of the Match: Enda Butler.


Team: Chris Mitchell(Roscommon),Martin Cummings(Carlow),Chris Tully(Cavan),Paddy Hartnett(Cork),Leo Barry(Waterford),Conor Jennings(Kildare),Gavin Daly(Cavan),Mark Mullally(Meath),Wes Fallon(Galway),Ronan Kelly(Roscommon)Enda Butler(Laois),Donal Finneran(Sligo),Dan Jennings(Dublin),Paddy Fox(Roscommon),Donald O’Sullivan(Kerry)


Interchange Subs: Shane Coleman (Cork), Teddy O’Donovan (Cork) Darragh Heavy (Roscommon) Seanie Hanlon (Limerick)



Morley Gaels 3-10 v 1-9 Western Shamrocks



The Morley Gaels Intermediate Men’s team kept up their winning run when they beat Shamrocks on Friday night under lights at the WA GAA grounds at Tom Bateman Reserve. Starting the stronger and never really in danger of been caught they had early scores from the Boots of Denis Cronin Sean Gilleran and a monster long range effort from Mayo man Martin Dunne. With Morley somewhat guilty of not finishing their chances, Shamrocks began to find a foothold in the game and tagged on 4 points in the 5 points in the first half despite excellent defensive work from Shane Murphy and Pat Kavanagh. The half time score was Morley 1-4 V 0-5 Shamrocks.


On resumption of the second half, Morley weren’t going to let they unbeaten record be taken and scored and early goal to settle any nerves. A long ball pumped in was caught brilliantly by Caoimhghin McDonnell who duly dispatched the ball to the Shamrocks Net. Conal McGinley and Liam Leahy were enjoying fine games at mid field for the Morley man and their dominance in this area was the springboard for further scores from Denis Cronin, Paudie Fitzmaurice and the excellent Sean Gilleran. Jamie O’Donnell who, was returning from a hamstring injury also got himself on the sheet with 2 fine second half points. Western Shamrocks were given a life line midway thru the half when they were rewarded a penalty that was duly dispatched past Damien Gerathy. This Morley team is made of stern stuff and they responded in fashion with a point from the excellent Gary Roynane. From the resulting kick out Justin Mulhair won breaking ball and fed Paudie Fitzmaurice and the Kerry man blasted a shot past the Shamrocks keeper to the top corner of the net. This was the nail in the coffin as far as Shamrocks were concerned. Adam Moore had come in to play as a sweeper and he did his job excellently and helped his team close out the game to finish on a final score of Morley 3-10 V 1-9 Western Shamrocks.


Carlisle Bar & Bistro Man of the Match: Gary Roynane


Team: Damien Gerathy(Mayo),Ciaran Owens(Wexford),Shane Murphy(Limerick),Brian Frehill(Clare),Gary Roynane(Cork),Pat Kavanagh(Carlow),Keith Wallace(Limerick),Conal McGinley(Donegal),Liam Leahy(Cork),Sean Gilleran(Roscommon),Denis Cronin(Cork),Martin Dunne(Mayo),Ollie Gordon(Sligo),Paudie Fitzmaurice(Kerry),Jamie O’Donnell(Kerry)


Interchange Subs: Robbie O’Callaghan(Cork),Caoimhghin McDonnell(Kildare),Adam Moore(Donegal),Justin Mulhair(Dublin),Shane Farrell(Carlow),James Reilly(Monaghan)


Morley Gaels 4-10 V 2-10 Southern Districts


The Morley Gaels Intermediate team got the 2014 season off to a winning start with a fine 6 point win over a strong Southern Districts team on Sunday the 4th May. A slow start from the Morley Men allowed Districts to race into an early 7 point lead which included a well dispatched penalty past Morley keeper Damien Geraghty. Morley began to find their feet after ten minutes and slowly started to eat into the districts lead, in fact they dominated the remaining 50 minutes of the game and kept Districts to 8 points in 50 Minutes. Seanie Hanlon finshed a fine Penalty in the last 5 minutes of the half to leave the half time Score, Morley 1-7 Districts 2-3.


The Morley Men started the second half as they finished the first and with fine play in midfield from Kieran Kenneally and Brian O'Donoghue added more fine scores. Kerrys Donald O'Sullivan was enjoying a fine game for Morley and his points in the first 20 minutes of the second half were crucial. Southerns enjoyed a period of possesion towards the end of the half and added some further long range scores but they were kept from the goal danger area by some fine defending from Ciarain Owen and Keith Wallace. The last score of the game was also the finest when Man of the Match Donald O'Sullivan ran 40 meters down the line and cut in to lob the Districts Goal keeper with a very skillful finish to leave it Morley Gaels 4-10 V 2-10 Souther Districts.


TEAM: Damien Geraghty (Mayo),Ciaran Owens (Wexford),Ciaran Tully (Donegal),Pat Cummings (Waterford),Keith Wallace(Limerick), Ronan Kelly(Roscommon),Dean Creevy(Donegal),Kieran Kenneally(Cork),Brian O'Donoghue(Cork),Sean Hanlon(Limerick),Enda Butler(Laois),Tim O'Callaghan(Cork),Ollie Gordon(Sligo), Paudie Fitzmaurice(Kerry), Donald O'Sullivan(Kerry).


INTERCHANGE SUBS: Conal McGinley(Donegal),Martin Dunne(Mayo),Shane Farrell(Carlow),Denis Cronin(Cork),John McEnroe(Cavan),Dan Jennings(Dublin).


WA Championship 2013 08/09/2013


Morley Gaels 2-12 V 1-06 Western Shamrocks Senior

Morley Gaels 2-15 V 1-14 Southern Districts  Intermediate


The Morley Gaels men’s team’s had a hugely successful weekend when both won their respective Semi Finals and qualified for next weekend’s WA Championship Finals.


In the days second game the senior team continued their fine season long form when they easily accounted for Western Shamrocks in the WA Championship Semi Final. The first 15 minutes of this game were tight and mostly non scoring. Shamrocks threw everything at Morley in typical championship fashion, but the Morley defence stood up to the onslaught and kept Shamrocks scoreless. They then provided the platform for the attacks which were starting to bear fruit for the Morley forwards as they raced into a 2-2 to no score lead after 25 minutes. Scores from Enda Butler, Brian Lynch and a fantastic goal from Gary White after fantastic work from Paddy Colton in the corner. The remaining minutes of the first half were end to end and Shamrocks tagged 1-1 on the score board to leave the half time score 2-5 to 1-1 to Morley.


The second half was much like the first as Morley again looked the fitter side and were always a step ahead of Shamrocks. Morley enjoyed the lion’s share of possession and added scores through Gary White, Paddy Fox and wing back Jason O’Sullivan. Shamrocks had chances in the last few minutes but the Morley defence stood up strong and denied most scoring chances. When Shamrocks did get through, Chris Mitchell in the Morley goal pulled off a fine full length save down to the left to keep his side in the ascendency. Morley were delighted a full time but they are well aware there is another huge game next weekend against Southern Districts.


It would be unfair to single out any players for special mentions as all 21 players on the day had huge performances.


TEAM: Chris Mitchell(Roscommon), Patrick Hartnett(Cork), Paul O’Grady(Roscommon), Jason O’Sullivan(Cork), Barry Cox(Roscommon), Chris O’Sullivan(Kerry), Kevin O’Shea(Kerry), Liam Leahy(Cork), Brian O’Donoghue(Cork), Brian Lynch(Cork), Gary White(Cork), Ronan Kelly(Roscommon), Paddy Colton(Cavan), Enda Butler(Laois), Sean Hanlon(Limerick).


INTERCHANGE SUBS: Mark Mullally(Meath), Donnacha Tobin(Meath), Tom O’Callaghan(Cork), Dan Jennings(Dublin), John Mulholland(Donegal), Patrick Fox(Roscommon).



The first game of the day was the Intermediates, which turned out to be one of the best games of the year at Tom Bateman and was only decided in extra time when a much fitter Morley ran out 4 point winners over Southern Districts. Morley started the brighter and were dominating midfield in the early exchanges which allowed them to build up a 3 point lead after 15 minutes, mainly through the boot of Kerry man Jamie O’Donnell and an excellent score from corner forward Joe Coleman. Districts however are a good side and they didn’t let Morley get away and finished off a great move to the back of the net past Morley goalie Paudie Fitzmaurice.


The game continued to be a tight affair in the second half Morley found the net twice through the boot of Mikie Barry. With 10 minutes remaining nothing could separate the sides and Morley were reduced to 14 men when Niall Kelly was sent to the line for 2 bookable offences. Going into the last 4 minutes Southern Districts had a one point lead but Morley, even with 14 men, threw everything at them to tie the game. Their efforts were rewarded when Jamie O’Donnell kicked a 45 meter free deep into stoppage time to level and send the game into extra time. Morley had worked hard to reduce the deficit, but they were not to be caught in extra time when they totally dominated and again Jamie O’Donnell was to the fore scoring 3 points. The 4th point, in the second half of extra time, was an outstanding score from Armagh man Brendan Watters, who collected the ball on his own 14 meter line and ran the length of the side line and curled an amazing effort over the bar.


So it’s on to next Sunday for the Intermediates who had excellent performers in Wes Fallon and Brendan Watters at Midfield, Chris Kavanagh and Pat Cummings in Defence and the jet lagged Leo Barry who scored 3 points from wing back. Man of the Match though was Jamie O’Donnell who finished with a personal tally of 0-9, which included one high pressure free to keep his side in the game.


TEAM: Padraig Fitzmaurice(Kerry), Pat Cummings(Waterford), Stephen Murphy(Cork), Brian Frehill(Clare), Leo Barry(Waterford), Chris Kavanagh(Cork), Tom Maher(Cork), Brendan Watters(Armagh), Wes Fallon(Galway), Shane Coleman(Cork), Jamie O’Donnell(Kerry), Shane O’Mahoney(Cork), Joe Coleman(Wicklow), Mikie Barry(Kerry), Gearoid McCarthy(Cork).


INTERCHANGE SUBS: Niall Kelly(Wexford), Niall O’Shea(Kerry), Gary Royhane(Cork), Alan Clarke(Kildare), John McEnroe(Cavan), Andrew Moriarty(Cork).




Morley Gaels crowned West Australian League Champions.


Morley Gaels 1-10 V 0-10 Greenwood


The Morley Gaels Senior Team wrapped up the 2013 League Title after a hard fought but deserved win over Greenwood on Sunday 11/08/2013. After slipping up last time out against St Finbarrs, Morley were determined to put the League trophy in the cabinet and move on to preparing for Championship which starts in 4 weeks’ time. Again missing a number a regular senior panelists due to Saturday’s Hurling Final, Morley still put out a strong 15 and started brightly when Mark Mullally scored an excellent free from a tight angle on the right after good work from Enda Butler, who was making a timely return to the Morley starting lineup after his recent serious illness. A period of Morley possession did not yield the deserved results and Greenwood broke up the field after a poor Morley pass a leveled the scores after 5 minutes. Dan Jennings then scored a fine point for Morley after 9 minutes and he again was in the right place at the right them when he punched an Enda Butler pass to the back of the net a minute later to leave the score 1-2 to 0-1 after 10 minutes. This was a lead which Morley never let slip as there excellent defence kept Greenwood scores to a minimum. Morley’s next score came from the free taking boot of Meath man Mark Mullally, who was having a fine game in the centre field. He again pointed on the stroke of half time to leave the score Morley 1-5 – 0-4 Greenwood.


 The Gaels again started the second half strongly but were finding it hard to convert their dominance into scores until Gary White, who the day previous had won Man of the Match in the WA Hurling Final, kicked over one of his trademark 50 meter points. Greenwood are a strong team and they refused to lie down as they tagged on a score from their Full Forward. Mark Mullally, from a free, and Jason O’Sullivan added 2 further points for Morley and Gary White also split the posts with a fine pointed free. Morley were determined that this was their day and had keeper Chris Mitchell to thank as he pulled off a wonder save to deny Greenwood what seemed a certain goal. They also had half forward Brian Lynch to thank for an excellent goal line block that turned out to be the last action of the game.


A great league then for Morley Gaels who will go into Championship mode now and will be full of confidence. Chris Mitchell had a fine game for Morley in goal and made vital stops at vital times, Martin Atkinson, Kevin O’Shea and Barry Cox were also rock solid in defence. Captain Mark Mullally had a huge game at midfield and his free taking was spot on all day. Dan Jennings, Tom O’Callaghan and Ronan Kelly ran their socks off for the team in the forwards and they were backed up by Enda Butler who had a good game on his return to the senior team.



Morley: Chris Mitchell ( Roscommon), Martin Atkinson (Wexford), Paul O’Grady (Roscommon), Paddy Hartnett (Cork), Barry Cox (Roscommon), Kevin O’Shea (Kerry), Donnacha Tobin (Meath), Mark Mullally (0-5)(Meath), Seanie Hanlon (Limerick), Dan Jennings (1-1)(Dublin), Tom O’Callaghan (Cork), Brian Lynch (Cork), Enda Butler (Laois), Ronan Kelly (Roscommon), Paddy Colton (Cavan),


Interchange Subs: Chris Tully (Cavan), Jason O’Sullivan (0-1) (Cork), Shane Coleman (Cork), Chris O’Sullivan (Kerry), Jamie O’Donnell (Kerry), Gary White (0-3) (Cork).



WA Men's Senior League 2013 - 14/07/2013

Morley Gaels 2-11 V 2-10 Southern Districts


The Morley senior team continued their fine season on Sunday with a hard fought win over last year’s senior championship winners Southern Districts. This win summed up everything that is good about this Morley senior team, who put in a performance that had as much guts and hard work as it did brilliant skill. Morley started brightly and a lovely team move was started and finished by wing-back Jason O’Sullivan, who struck a fine opening point. Although guilty of some poor decision making, Morley were still the brighter team in the first few minutes of the half and took a 3 point lead after a clever side-step from midfielder Liam Leahy allowed him the space to shoot a fine goal to the Districts net. Paddy Fox, who made a welcome return to the senior panel, scored a couple of nice points retaining Morley’s lead mid-way through the first half. They say champions are made of stern stuff and this was displayed in the Districts men who, in a period of 12 minutes in the first half, went on to dominate and opened up a 5 point lead at half time with a score of 2-7 to 1-5.


Not prepared to let their season unravel, Morley took the game to Districts right from the first throw-in of the second half and scored a fine point through Paddy Colton. It was to get better again for Morley as a fine run from Paul O’Grady led to a hand pass to Shane Coleman, who in turn released the ball to Tom O’Callaghan who finished it to the net and leveled the score after 9 mins of the second half. Morley were now well on top of the game, but suffered a blow when full forward Seanie Hanlon received his marching orders for 2 bookable offences. This seemed to galvanise Morley who took the game to Districts and, although reduced to 14 men, opened a 3 point lead through points from Martin Atkinson, Paddy Fox and Mark Mullally. Districts came back strong, which led to a tense finish, but once again the Morley defence stood up strong and held them back. Smart possession play from Morley closed out the game and led to a hard-earned, but well deserved, 1 point victory. All 21 players used put in a fine game for Morley, but Paul O’Grady, Paddy Colton, Donnacha Tobin, Mark Mullally and the returning Pat Fox deserve special mention for their strong performances.


TEAM: Chris Mitchell(Roscommon),Eoghan Keavney(Roscommon),Paul O’Grady(Roscommon),Martin Atkinson(0-1)(Wexford),Paddy Hartnett(Cork),Kevin O’Shea(Kerry),Jason O’Sullivan(0-1)(Cork), Donnacha Tobin(Meath),Liam Leahy(1-0)(Cork),Shane Coleman(0-1)(Cork),Ronan Kelly(0-1)(Roscommon),Brian Lynch(Cork),Seanie Hanlon(Limerick),Tom O’Callaghan(Cork),Paddy Colton(0-2)(Cavan)


Interchange Subs: Mark Mullally(Meath),Brian O’Donoghue(Cork),Paddy Fox(0-4)(Roscommon),Barry Cox(Roscommon),Chris Tully(Cavan),Dan Jennings(Dublin)


WA Men's Intermediate 14/07/13

 Morley Gaels 0-11 v 3-10 Southern Districts



A depleted Morley Gaels Intermediate team had a disappointing result on Sunday morning when they lost by 7 points to a slick-looking Districts team. Districts started strong and had 1-3 on the board in the first 5 minutes before Morley registered their first score courtesy of Kerry man Jamie O’Donnell. The game started to open up as a contest then with both sides enjoying their share of possession, but also both guilty of wasting some good chances. Conal McGinley demonstrated a good effort for a goal, which was well saved by the Districts keeper. Gearoid McCarthy was also unlucky when trying to find the top corner with a clever chip, but put his effort over the bar instead. The first half finished Morley 0-4 to Districts 1-7.


Morley started the second half brightly and managed to reduce the deficit to 2 points after a strong period of hard work, during which Robbie O’Callaghan and Jamie O’Donnell turned a lot of ball around in midfield. The game was put the bed by Districts when some loose marking in the Morley defence led to 2 quick goals from Districts, increasing their lead again to 7 points. Credit to the Morley lads as they kept plugging away to try and get themselves back in the game, but it seemed scores came easier for the Districts men who closed out the game to win by 3-10 to 0-11. Although not one of Morley’s better performances, the league is still very tight and they are still well in contention to win the league. Despite Morley’s defeat, Jamie O’Donnell put in a good game for Morley playing from midfield and finishing with a personal tally of 6 points. There were also good performers in Pat Cummings, Gearoid McCarthy and debutant Joe Coleman.


TEAM: Aidan Lavery(Armagh), Pat Cummins(Waterford), Ross Murphy(Kildare), Stephen Murphy(Cork), Tom Maher(Cork), Paul Canning(Armagh), Michael Connolly(Sligo), Wes Fallon(0-1)(Galway), Jamie O’Donnell(0-6)(Kerry), Gearoid McCarthy(0-1)(Cork), Conal McGinley(0-1)(Donegal), Shane O’Mahony(Cork), Joe Coleman(0-1)(Wicklow), Robbie O’Callaghan(Cork), Mikey Barry(0-1)(Kerry)


SUBS: Ed Neville(Cork), Alan Clarke(Kildare), Paudie Fitzmaurice(Kerry), John McEnroe(Cavan),Michael O’Callaghan(Cork), Shane McAlinden(Down)



WA Men's Senior League 2013 - 07/07/2013

 Morley Gaels 2-11 V 1-3 Western Shamrocks


An impressive first half performance from the Morley senior team ensured they left the Tom Bateman with 2 further league points on Sunday afternoon. Despite missing a number of senior squad members, Morley started the brighter and took the lead from a free, scored by centre-forward Gary White. Shamrocks had their share of play in the first 10 minutes and were unlucky not to register a score when former Morley man Brian Dempsey struck the upright. As the first half progressed, Morley started to push on and, after a lovely cross field pass from Paddy Hartnett, Ronan Kelly curled a lovely effort over the bar to increase their lead 0-04 to 0-00 after 12 minutes. Hartnett again popped up from wing back to score a fine point and then the killer punch came. A powerful run from full back by Paul O’Grady started a move which involved 5 Morley players with quick one-twos and finished with Shane Coleman driving a powerful effort to the top of the Shamrocks net. Eagar to push home their advantage, Morley pressed the Shamrocks defence and tagged on 2 further points, the first a lovely effort from Paddy Colton and the second a huge 50 metre rocket from Gary White. Colton and White were causing serious trouble for the tired looking Shamrocks and both players added scores each to leave the half time score, Morley 1-10 –Shamrocks 0-02.


The second half was a much quieter affair with Shamrocks enjoying a period of possession in the first 5 minutes but failing to score thanks to the mighty effort of the Morley defence. Morley had their chances, but some poor decisions in the forwards increased the wide count from the first half. The highlight of the second half was the first score, taken by Gary White, who picked up possession 55 metres out on the right hand side of the pitch and bombed a huge effort over the bar. This score seemed to kick start Morley again and they were rewarded with a goal after a fine run from midfield by Brian O’Donoghue who buried a low drive to the net. Ronan Kelly added what turned out to be Morley’s final score in the game with a routine free from 40 meters out. Shamrocks added 1-01 in the second half, but these were only consolation scores as the game was closed out well by that stage by the Morley defence who had excellent performers in Paul O’Grady, Martin Atkinson and Kevin O’Shea. Donnacha Tobin had a powerful game at midfield and was ably helped by his midfield partner Liam Leahy. In the forwards, Gary White had a great game and scored some points that would grace any venue. Ronan Kelly and Paddy Colton also put in proud performances, both chipping in with crucial scores at vital times. Overall, it was an excellent weekends work for the Morley senior team.


Team: Chris Mitchell (Roscommon), Martin Atkinson (Wexford), Paul O’Grady (Roscommon), Chris Tully (Cavan), Paddy Hartnett (0-1) (Cork), Kevin O’Shea (Kerry). Barry Cox (Roscommon), Donnacha Tobin (Meath), Liam Leahy (Cork), Shane Coleman (1-0) (Cork), Gary White (0-6) (Cork), Brian Lynch (Cork), Ronan Kelly (0-3) (Roscommon), Sean Hanlon (Limerick), Paddy Colton (0-2) (Cavan).

Interchange Subs:  Enda Butler(Laois), Dan Jennings(Dublin), Eoghan Keavney(Roscommon), Jason O’Sullivan(Cork), Brian O’Donoghue(1-0)(Cork), Shane O’Mahony (Cork).





WA Men's Intermediate League 3/07/2013

 Morley Gaels 4-10 V 2-11 Southern Districts


The Morley Gaels Intermediate team continued their fine run of form with a hard fought win over a strong Southern Districts side on Wednesday 3rd July at Tom Bateman Reserve. Played in a light drizzle, the first half started well for Districts who raced into a 1-6 to 0-0 lead after only 15 minutes. Morley’s first score came from the boot of Brian O’Donoghue, a fine looping score from the right hand side. A tactical change from the Morley management had an immediate effect with a goal scored by Gearoid McCarthy. Another Brian O’Donoghue point was followed by one from McCarthy to leave the half time score 1-7 to 1-3 in favour of Districts.


Having picked up their game in the latter stages of the first half, Morley continued the trend in the second half by scoring a brilliant goal through Shane Coleman, who sliced his way through several tackles to bury a low drive into the Districts net.Bad news was to follow for Morley as Districts went up the field and, after a mistake in the Morley full back line, scored another goal to leave the score 2-7 to 2-3 after 5 minutes of the second half. Morley then upped the pace and their passing and running game returned and they were rewarded with 2 points from the boot of Brian Lynch and a monster point from Galway man, Wes Fallon. Shane Coleman then popped up with another point and when Mikey Barry won possession well at full forward and turned his marker to bury a shot to the top corner, Morley took the lead at 3-6 to 2-8. Districts were then reduced to 14 men when their midfielder was sent off for a second bookable offence. This seemed to unsettle the Morley men as they took time to adjust to the new-found space around them, but another fine run from the middle of the field by Wes Fallon resulted in another Morley goal, this time dispatched by Chris Tully. Districts added 2 points to their tally which was to be the last of their scoring. Morley were in full gear at this stage and a brilliant defence splitting pass from Wes Fallon resulted in a fine Shane Coleman score. Brian Lynch and Chris Kavanagh added 2 further points which were followed by Martin Atkinson running from corner back and, after some excellent interchange passing, he curled a lovely effort over the bar. This was another strong performance from Morley who had excellent performers in Kevin O’Shea, Ross Murphy and Leo Barry in defence, Wes Fallon and Brian O’Donoghue at midfield and Shane Coleman, Chris Tully, Brian Lynch and Gearoid McCarthy in forwards.



Morley: Aidan Lavery (Armagh), Brian Frehill (Clare), Ross Murphy (Kildare), Pat Cummings (Waterford),Leo Barry (Waterford), Kevin O’Shea (Kerry), Martin Atkinson(0-1)(Wexford), Wes Fallon(0-1)(Galway),Brian O Donoghue(0-2) (Cork), Brian Lynch (0-3) (Cork), Chris Tully (1-1) (Cavan),Shane Coleman(1-2) (Cork), Gearoid McCarthy (1-1) (Cork), Paul Canning (Armagh), Chris Kavanagh (Wicklow). SUBS: Mikey Barry (1-0) (Kerry), Alan Clarke (Kildare), Paudie Fitzmaurice (Kerry), Shane McAlinden (Down).





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