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Big wins for Rosenallis seniors and St Joseph’s juniors plus all of this week’s results

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Ballyfin 1-5 St Joseph’s 3-9
ACFL Division 2 Round 3

For the second successive week, the St Joseph’s juniors slayed a senior team to remain in top spot in Division 2 of the league.

Mick Moore’s charges defeated Park-Ratheniska last week and had 10 points to spare over Ballyfin tonight.

They didn’t have it all their own way initially though and went scoreless for the first 18 minutes with Gene O’Connor and Adam Connolly giving the home side the lead.

St Joseph’s did miss goal chances in that period as Paddy Hickey hit the post and Peter Kealy drew a fine save from Conor Dunphy from separate attacks.

But their first score was a goal when George Lanham misplaced a sideline ball into the path of Kealy and this time he made no mistake.

Cormac Murphy added two frees while Cathal Fleming, Kealy and Enda Butler also scored to leave them 1-5 to 0-2 ahead at half time.

Ballyfin introduced Aidan Keenaghan and Cathal Brophy at half time and the former set up the first two scores of the half for Byron Walsh and O’Connor.

Brophy then pointed before St Joseph’s were reduced to 14 men when Enda Butler was shown a black card.

But that numerical disadvantage did not bother St Joseph’s as Cormac Murphy settled them with a point and then Peter Kealy split the Ballyfin with a pass where Ciaran Condron was on hand to smash home a goal from a tight angle.

Dan Dunne, who played in goals in the first half, went out field in the second and he slotted over two points.

Ciaran Rowney grabbed a consolation goal for Ballyfin but St Joseph’s finished the game in style with a point from Josh Lacey and a goal from the returning Enda Butler.

SCORERS – Ballyfin: Ciaran Rowney 1-0, Gene O’Connor 0-2, Adam Connolly (free), Byron Walsh (free) and Cathal Brophy 0-1 each St Joseph’s: Peter Kealy (one free) and Enda Butler 1-1 each, Ciaran Condron 1-0, Cormac Murphy 0-3 (two frees), Dan Dunne 0-2, Cathal Fleming and Josh Lacey 0-1 each

BALLYFIN: Conor Dunphy; George Lanham, Enda Griffen, Alan Strong; Jack Cleary, Max Connolly, Liam Dunne; Kevin O’Rourke, Darragh Connolly; Nick Cosgrove, Adam Connolly, Ciaran Rowney; Byron Walsh, Gene O’Connor, Conor Cleary. Subs: Aidan Keenaghan for C Cleary and Cathal Brophy for O’Rourke (both ht), Barry Roche for Walsh (45)

ST JOSEPH’S: Dan Dunne; Daire Lacey, Eoin Cahill, Adam Delaney; Dean Brophy, Josh Lacey, Tomás Byrne; Adam Benson-Byrne, Seamus Farrelly; Peter Kealy, Cathal Fleming, Paddy Hickey; Ciaran Condron, Cormac Murphy, Enda Butler. Subs: Ray Kealy for Hickey and Sean Brennan for Farrelly (both ht), David Brennan for Murphy (45), Paddy Joyce for Brophy and James Michael Fleming for Condron (both 53)

Referee: Maurice Deegan (Stradbally)


Rosenallis 5-16 Ballylinan 1-8
ACFL Division 1B Round 3

Rosenallis collected their second win of Division 1B against Ballylinan this evening.

After defeat to Clonaslee last week, they were on top in this one throughout and won by 20 points in the end.

The game was over by half time as Rosenallis led 3-7 to 0-2 at that stage.

Ballylinan improved a bit in the second half but they have now lost two of their three league games.

ROSENALLIS: Donal Lalor; Sean Dunne, Ruaidhri-C-Fennell, Aodh Bowes; Paddy Keating, Joey Shelly, Marcus Redmond; Jack Friel, Jimmy Hyland; Alex Marron, Eoin Dunne, Matty Bennett; Ronan Murray, Brian Fitzpatrick, Donnagh Callally

BALLYLINAN: Tom Wright; Eric Kenna, Robbie Donoher, Josh McDonald; Luke Philips, Kevin Byrne, Jesse McEvoy; Liam Kealy, Jamie Farrell; Larry Kealy, Micheal Downey, Jack Hickey; Joey Walsh, Padraig Walsh, Jak Delaney

Referee: Eric Ward (Portarlington)


TUESDAY, APRIL 12

ACFL Division 4 Round 2
Camross 3-11 Arles/Killeen 2-10
Spink 3-11 Arles/Kilcruise 1-8

ACFL Division 5 Group A Round 2
Stradbally 2-10 St Joseph’s 3-16
Crettyard 2-17 Barrowhouse 0-6

ACFL Division 5 Group C Round 2
Clonaslee St Manmans received a walkover from Portarlington
Kilcavan 0-14 Rosenallis 1-6

ACFL Division 5 Group D Round 2
The Heath 0-11 Courtwood 1-11
Annanough gave a walkover to Timahoe

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

ACFL Division 3A Round 2
Ballyroan Abbey 1-20 O’Dempseys 2-9
The Rock 2-14 Killeshin 1-17
Kilcavan 3-7 The Heath 1-10

ACFL Division 3B Round 2
Graiguecullen 9-18 Portlaoise 0-5
Ballylinan received a walkover from Mountmellick
The Harps 1-13 Rosenallis 3-8

ACFL Division 5 Group B Round 2 
Shanahoe gave a walkover to St Fintan’s Mountrath

THURSDAY, APRIL 14

ACHL Division 3 Round 2
Castletown 4-22 Clonad 4-15
Ballypickas 1-14 Camross 0-17
Rathdowney Errill 3-16 Portlaoise 0-9
Borris In Ossory/Kilcotton 3-11 Colt Shanahoe 3-16

ACHL Division 5 Group A Round 2 
Trumera 1-14 Clough-Ballacolla 1-13

ACHL Division 5 Group B Round 2
Clonaslee St Manmans 4-19 Ballyfin 0-12

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

ACFL Division 1B Round 3
Rosenallis 5-16 Ballylinan 1-8

ACFL Division 2 Round 3
Ballyfin 1-5 St Joseph’s 3-9

ACFL Division 3B Round 2
O’Dempseys gave a walkover to Stradbally

ACFL Division 4 Round 1
Arles/Kilcruise 2-11 Emo 1-9

ACHL Division 5 Group A Round 2
Portlaoise gave a walkover to Ballinakill
Clonad 2-12 The Harps 1-12

ACHL Division 5 Group B Round 2
Camross V Mountmellick
St Fintan’s Mountrath V Borris in Ossory Kilcotton

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.