Gaultier 2-12; Brickey Rangers 0-8
For the second year in succession Gaultier have come through the scenic route of the play-offs to claim the final quarter-final spot in the Senior Football Championship.
Despite the final score looking somewhat comprehensive, Brickey Rangers did put up a good fight and were well in this contest until the seasiders pulled away in the final 10 minutes.
The first half of this game was largely forgetful and highlighted everything that is wrong with football.
Both sides struggled to keep possession and many attacks broke down around half-way.
The Brickeys opened up an early two point lead when both Carthach Shalloe and Brendan O’Brien converted frees.
The Brickeys were much the better team in the first half and many of their attacks went through influential centre-forward, James Cooney whose distribution was mightily impressive.
With eight minutes on the clock an excellent team move led to corner-forward, Carthach Shalloe kicking the Brickeys three points clear as they led by 0-4 to 0-1.
In first-half injury time, Gaultier’s very impressive and hard-working wing-forward, Diarmuid Smith created a half-chance for a goal. He blocked down a Brickeys defender and soloed in towards goal.
At the crucial decision-making moment, Smith opted to take the point to leave his side just two points behind at the break.
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