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Junior A & C footballers win as Seniors falter in Donabate

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 Last weekend saw three of our adult football teams in league action and resulted with two of the teams scoring victories.

On Saturday, our Seniors took on St Pats in Donabate in a game badly effected by a stong wind. Playing with the wind in the first half Ballinteer found it very hard to break down a very deep St. Pats defence and were restricted to long range shots. With just two players in their forward line, Pats worked very hard and managed to slot over five points while Ballinteer only managed three in the first half. Already missing Glenn Whelan from midfield with injury, things got worse for Ballinteer when the two starting midfielders, Peter O’Curry and Connor Parker-McCabe, both went off injured at half time and during the second half respectively. Pats kept their deep defence even in the second half with the wind. A point from Ciaran McCabe and two frees from Breandan Colleran pulled Ballinteer level (six points each) right on the stroke of full-time. In injury-time however, Pats opened up and went on to score two points to win the game 0-08 to 0-06. Next up Ballinteer have St. Marys on April 29th in Marley.
On Sunday morning our Junior As took on a tough St. Sylvesters side who were enjoying their first season in Division 5. Hard work and some great scores, including a fine goal from Sean Reilly after being played in by David Quinn saw Ballinteer come out on top winning 1-10 to 1-07. There were fine performances from Frankie Ward and Sean Reilly in what were very tough conditions.
Our Junior C team also had a fantastic nice point victory on Sunday evening over St Brigids in Marley Park. The final score was 2-10 to 0-07.