Mahon stars as Castledermot take the points

Tara Byrne

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Tara Byrne

An in-form Paddy Mahon paired with a lack of threat from open play from the Carbury side ensured that the travelling side would fall to a double digit defeat, their second in the Leinster Leader Senior Football League campaign.

An in-form Paddy Mahon paired with a lack of threat from open play from the Carbury side ensured that the travelling side would fall to a double digit defeat, their second in the Leinster Leader Senior Football League campaign.

It was Castledermot who opened the scoring with Paddy Mahon opening both his and his sides account with a fourth minute free followed by a 45’ on the sixth minute. A point from mid-field Gavin Farrell less than sixty seconds later had Castledermot three to the good.

Two Carbury frees from Terry Rossiter had the gap down to one on ten minutes before Andy Dermody had a guild edge opportunity to net for Carbury. A cross field ball from Kenny McNamara found Dermody, stretching he fisted towards goal only for the outstretched leg of Murt Farrell doing enough to protect the Castledermot net.

The sides then traded points through David Keating and Rossiter to maintain the one point difference. A brace from the home side had the lead to three before Carbury re grouped and fought back through James Kelly and a fourth Rossiter free.

With five minutes to the break and the sides evenly match a penalty awarded to and converted by Mahon would prove too much for Carbury to come back from.

A 45’ followed by a second goal from Mahon ensured Carbury would have a mountain to climb in the second period.

With all the work to do on the restart Carbury were unable to get their hands on the ball.

A Keating point followed by another brace from Mahon ensured the mountain Carbury had to climb would become insurmountable, as the home side opened an eleven point lead. A Sean Costello free aimed to stem the flow of Castledermot scores as a point from Sean Kelly reduced the difference to nine, unfazed by this Keating and Mahon pointed to restore their eleven point advantage once again.

The sides again traded a series of points with Costello doing the honours for Carbury before Mahon and 
Danny O’Keeffe again rose the white flag for the home side.

Joe Crowe and Danny Kelly again attempted to reduce the Carbury deficit as the clocked tick ever close to full time.

A final sharing of points in the final minutes from Castledermot’s Bryan Nolan and Carbury’s Kelly ensured Carbury would remain pointless after two round of league action.

CASTLEDERMOT: Murt Farrell; Liam Cosgrave, Sean Murphy, Vinny Dowling; Tomas Murphy, Oisin Doherty, Danny O’Keeffe 0-1; Gavin Farrell 0-1, Gary Hendy; Bryan Nolan 0-1, Paddy Whealan, David Keating 0-3; Paddy Mahon 2-8 (4f, 1 pen, 2 45’), Emmet O’Keeffe, Eugene Mahon 0-1.

CARBURY: Declan Conroy; Garry Mangan, Brian O’Flaherty, Joe Crowe 0-1; Stephen McKeon, Daryl O’Brian, Darren Moore; Willie Groome, Sean Costello 0-2 (1f); Morgan O’Flaherty, Terry Rossiter 0-4 (4f), Michael Kelly, James Kelly 0-1, Andy Dermody; Kenny McNamara. Subs: Sean Kelly 0-3 for Costello, 22