A very good day for the senior footballers from Naomh Éanna.
45 players turned up for the double header at Musgrave Park where our seniors and senior reserves both returned home with the points.
The senior reserve game started proceedings at 1.30 with the sun shining.
Naomh Éanna started really well and by half time were leading by 3, on a scoreline of 1.3 to 0.3, and if truth be told should have been further ahead but for some poor shooting, 4 or 5 attempts fell short into the keepers arms when scores were there for the taking.
Naomh Éanna came out after the break and played much better, as we entered the last 5 minutes they drew level with a goal and added a point shortly after.
To Naomh Éannas credit, the players did not panic and drew level and with the last kick of the game Anto Curran scored a free from 45 metres – brilliant effort!
The team was – C losty, T Curran, G Corrigan, Chesnut, S Flynn (0.1), P McKillen, F O Connor, J Evans, B Flannigan (0.1), D Monaghan, M Mooney, C Thompson, P Coogan (0.1), C Hughes (1.1), A Curran (1,3),subs C Eastwood, D Clarke, F Eastwood, E Maguire, M McCann, O Kinnear,
The senior match started at 3pm and to be frank they had a whirlwind start, after 20 minutes they were 1,8 to 0.2 ahead and for some bad luck and miss hit shots they could have been 3.12 ahead.
In the 2nd half things continued in the same vein, and the scoreboard kept moving. Naomh Bríd had a late rally and scored 1.2 without reply in the last 10 minutes.
The team was P flood (0.3), K Jennings, D Gault, N Heatley, P Healy, C Maxwell, C Little (0.1), P Curran (1.0), N McKeown, K Healy (0.2), O Eastwood (0.6, 3f), JMCAuley, R Scott (1.3), G Crossey, M Morgan, subs D Walsh (0.1), C Hughes, J Maskey, D McNulty, K Hillen, R Gillan.
All in all a good day for the Hightown gaels – the Salmon are definitely back in the Glas na Bradan!