Trim Stun Seneschalstown

Fairyhouse Steel Meath SFC Group B Round 2

Seneschalstown 2-10 Trim 2-13

Seneschalstown suffered a second defeat in this year’s Fairyhouse Steel SFC when surrendering a seven point half time lead to lose by three against a Trim side who staged a superb second half comeback to take the two group points on offer.

From a Seneschalstown perspective, the first half went pretty much to script as they played some excellent free flowing football cutting the Reds apart in numerous occasions and struck for two goals. The first goal came in the 12th minute when the returning Cathal Finnegan intercepted a loose short kickout and punished it to the extreme, rifling the ball to the roof of the net. The second goal arrived ten minutes later, Cathal Hickey played a one-two with Eoin Finnegan before putting the ball beyond the keeper’s reach and into the top corner.

Cathal Finnegan was also accurate with his frees contributing four of them prior to the interval with Alan Mulvany, who clipped over two points from wing forward and Dylan Keating from range, also supplementing the Seneschalstown tally as they raced seven clear by the interval, which could have been more had Finnegan not seen his penalty attempt saved after his brother Eoin was fouled in the large square.

However, things changed considerably after the break and the start of the Seneschalstown downfall came immediately when Trim were awarded a penalty which was converted to reduce the gap to four points. They followed this with further points in quick succession and all of a sudden Trim’s tails were up.

Seneschalstown could only muster three points in the second half with Cathal Finnegan nudging two frees between the sticks and Alan Mulvany accounting for their only point from play, racing through the Trim defence to clip over after John Smith set him off after claiming a mark from a David Gordon kickout.

Seneschalstown though, could not stem the Trim tide and it was they who left Bective with a crucial win.

Seneschalstown: David Gordon, Cillian Lawlor, Brian Maguire, Ryan Finnegan, Séimí Byrne, Simon Rooney, Danny Waters, John Smith, Cathal Hickey (1-00), Donie Commons, Ross Howard, Alan Mulvany (0-03),Cathal Finnegan (1-06, 6fs), Eoin Finnegan, Dylan Keating (0-01).

Subs Used: Robbie Finnegan, Rob Wogan, James Meade

By shanemulvany Mon 14th Aug