Last year in the senior football championship St Saviours beat Brickey Rangers and thus condemned the westerners to a relegation battle. That the ‘Brickeys’ emerged unscathed from the relegation process says a lot about the determination of the Bushy Park outfit. In Kilmacthomas last Saturday evening they gained revenge for last year’s defeat when they overcame a rather disjointed St Saviours.
Brickeys showed their intentions right from the first whistle and quickly opened up a six-point lead. They scored early points through Vinny McCarthy, Olan Casey, Bob O’Brien and Michael Gee as they threatened to blow away the city side. With seven minutes played Brickey Rangers held a six-point advantage and St Saviours had hardly been out of their own half.
In the eleventh minute St Saviours managed to get up the field and full-forward Brian Power opened his side’s account. This point seemed to lift the Ballybeg men and Nicky Jacob in particular began to make his presence felt around the middle of the field. Although St Saviours began to have more of the play, they struggled to score and missed a series of good chances.
Brickey Rangers did manage to stem the St Saviours and got back up the field for two points from centre-forward Michael Gee and county star, Conor McGrath.
See The Munster Express newspaper for full match report.