Thirds force play-off

Junior B Championship
Aodh Ruadh 3-5
Downings 2-4
Pictures by Ronan Matthews at Father Tierney Park.

Aodh Ruadh needed a win against a strong Downings side to force their first round championship tie to a play-off. They managed to do that last Saturday with a hard-fought four point win in Father Tierney Park. Downings were missing a couple of players and Aodh Ruadh were able to capitalise going into a good lead in the first half thanks in part to a Diarmuid Keown goal. Downings made a fight of it in the second half, but missed some crucial frees when the game was in the melting pot. The Ernesiders were able to kick on, helped by a well-struck goal by Sean Perry. Ronan Drummond was Aodh Ruadh's man of the match giving an outstanding performance from his berth at wing back.

The Aodh Ruadh team ahead of their first round, second leg clash against Downings.
The Aodh Ruadh team ahead of their first round, second leg clash against Downings.

The Downings team ahead of their first round, second leg clash against Aodh Ruadh.
The Downings team ahead of their first round, second leg clash against Aodh Ruadh.

Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.
Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.

Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.
Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.

Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.
Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.

Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.
Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.

The gazelle-like Sean Perry.
The gazelle-like Sean Perry.

Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.
Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.

The following pictures are by Brian Drummond.

Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.
Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.

Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.
Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.

Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.
Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.

Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.
Action from Aodh Ruadh v Downings game.

Report Filed: 26 July 2009