There were three games down for decision in the Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2 this evening. There was also one game in ACHL Division 2.
ACFL DIVISION 2
Barrowhouse 2-11 Park-Ratheniska 1-10
A goal in either half were the key scores as Barrowhouse got the better of Park-Ratheniska.
An early Sean Tynan goal put Park ahead but he later departed through injury and with Darragh Phelan pulling off a couple of good saves for Barrowhouse the game swung back in their direction when Eric Mackey got their first goal.
The sending off of Park’s Benny Greene on a second yellow 10 minutes into the second half further strengthened Barrowhouse’s hand and Brian Malone’s goal made sure of the win.
Park are still without a win while Barrowhouse have three wins from four games and are in the mix for a semi-final place.
Ballyfin 5-11 Kilcavan 2-6
Ballyfin brought their goal tally to 15 in three games in their 14-point win over Kilcavan.
Ballyfin led 4-8 to 2-2 at the break with Derek O’Connell scoring a screamer of a goal for Kilcavan in that opening half.
James Finn, Sean Moore, Ricky Quillinan, Louis Duff and Jack Cleary all found the net for Ballyfin.
Courtwood 2-12 St Joseph’s 2-11
Courtwood made it four wins from four in Division 2 but they had to come from behind against a strong St Joseph’s second team in their meeting in Emo (Courtwood’s pitch is currently undergoing development work).
St Joseph’s led 1-8 to 1-6 at half time and pushed 2-10 to 2-7 ahead with about ten minutes remaining before a Colm Wilson goal brought about a late comeback and they went 2-12 to 2-10 clear. Niall Donoher had accounted for Courtwood’s first goal.
St Joseph’s pointed a late free but couldn’t muster an equaliser as they still await a first win despite being hugely competitive in their opening three games.
ACHL DIVISION 2
Slieve Bloom 2-6 Shanahoe 0-8
Slieve Bloom got their first win of their ACHL Division 2 campaign this evening when they made the most of a good first half to get the better of Shanahoe.
A goal from JP Campion helped them into a 1-6 to 0-3 lead at the break and although Shanahoe fought back well in the second half, Slieve Bloom’s only score was a goal from James Tobin and that made all the difference as they held on for a hard-fought win.