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Lyre Undone By Knocknagree

posted 23 Sep 2015, 08:19 by BanteerLyre GAA

Lyre lost out to Knocknagree in the JAFC Final replay in Boherbue last weekend. In a game which held the interest of many due to the closing stages of the drawn game, Lyre never found the heights of last time out. Knocknagree started the brightest with a goal and a point inside the opening quarter. Lyre responded well with Paudi Ryan scoring a nice point and Barry Murphy kicking a free. Patrick O Keeffe came close to getting a goal for Lyre, not once but twice, only for great reactions from the Knocknagree goalkeeper the game may have taken on a different complexion. Knocknagree didn’t miss any chances at the other end and found themselves leading comfortably at the break 1-07 to 0-03. Damien Kearney getting Lyres third point, and more goal chances going a begging. 

The second half started as the first did, Knocknagree scoring first, Lyre responding with a fine score from the boot of Martin Kearney, and another chance coming back off the cross bar. Damien Kearney fired the shot this time. Unlike the previous encounter, Lyre could not mount a comeback. Knocknagree kicked on with a few more scores, Lyre were reduced to 13 men when Barry and Timmie Murphy both received second yellows, and Knocknagree played out the remainder of the game comfortably. 1-12 to 0-04 the final score.

Team  S. Murphy, J. Twohig, J. McSweeney, B. O’ Keeffe, F. Murphy, B. Weathers, K. Tarrant P. O Keeffe, T. Murphy, D. Kearney(0-01), M. Kearney(0-01),, P. Ryan(0-01), D. Roche, D. Murphy, B. Murphy(0-01),  Subs Used: J. Roche, C. Coughlan, J. Sexton, C. O’ Keeffe

Huge thanks must be given to the Lyre management team, who have put in a huge effort throughout the year, especially Eoin O’ Mahony who gave so much to be involved this year, he is owed great thanks, and indeed to the rest of the management team for their diligence.

The club would also like to thank The White Country Inn for meal and refreshments over the two games. A disappointing end to an eventful year, but better days surely lay ahead.