Round Towers Clondalkin 1-13 Cuala 2-10
At Clondalkin’s new pitch in Monastery road, Cuala were held to a draw in an entertaining and physical game this evening. With James Power missing Eoghan Breatnach moved to midfield and Conor Mulally slotted into the half back line, the only changes from the team that beat Crokes on Wednesday evening. Cuala started brightly and after 14 seconds John Sheanon clipped over a lovely score. Then came Towers best moved of the match, a long ball was won inside and quickly dispatched to the their full forward Conor L’estrange who finished clinically to the net.
Cuala with the wind set about their task and nice points from Cobsy and accurate free taking from Darren kept the scoreboard ticking. Towers were staying in the game though an their full forward line was causing problems and with the half coming to an end Towers lead by 2 points , but a lovely score by Luke Keating and a 45 from Darren meant the teams were level when Towers coughed up the ball on their own 45 and a swift move by Cuala between John Sheanon and Adam Hudson saw John finish to the net , a Towers free saw the half finish with Cuala 2 ahead ,1-06 to 1-04.
A bright start from Towers to the second half saw them score 3 points in a many minutes, but another Cuala move saw Luke Keating upended and John Sheanon slammed home the resulting penalty. Again Towers replied and both teams traded scores. As the game moved into the final quarter , Cuala’s hard running was causing Towers problems and this resulted in Fitsy being hauled down and a red card shown to Liam Connolly of Towers. Cuala were now in control but some poor finished failed to see them capitalise on this. A Towers free saw them edge in front with time almost up but a superb score from Cobsy who was excellent throughout meant the spoils were shared. Cuala remain unbeaten in their last 4 league games and can look forward to a continued promotion push over the summer.
Final Score Round Towers Clondalkin 1-13 Cuala 2-10
Darren McBrien (0-2, 1f 1 45), Philly O’Donnell, John Fitzsimons, Ronan Murdock, Conor Mulally, Michael Fitzsimons, Luke Tracey, Eoghan Breatnach, Adam Hudson, Luke Keating(0-1,), John Sheanon(2-02, 1 Pen), Ryan Scollard, Conor O’Brien(0-4), Niall Carty(0-1), Donal Lehman
Ronan Sweeney for Ryan Scollard
Colm Cronin for Luke Treacy
Man of the Match: John Sheanon, scored 2-02 , won countless balls from kickouts and ran Ian Ward ragged for the hour.