Barnhall faill to take advantage

Barnhall Rovers lost a chance to join Coill Dubh AFC and Redwood FC at the summit of the Cooks Cabin Division 2 when they could only manage a scoreless draw with Clane United’s second string at Doctors Road on Sunday last, writes Michael Casey.

Barnhall Rovers lost a chance to join Coill Dubh AFC and Redwood FC at the summit of the Cooks Cabin Division 2 when they could only manage a scoreless draw with Clane United’s second string at Doctors Road on Sunday last, writes Michael Casey.

Clane United: 0

Barnhall Rovers: 0

Despite the lack of a goal there was plenty of goal mouth incident and Barnhall had a number of opportunities to hit the front, particularly through Joe O’Connor and Ian Tighe.

Clane were not without their own chances when Sean Harnett was twice denied from point blank range by two stunning saves from Barnhall ‘keeper John Doyle.

Clane United had ‘keeper Chris Campbell to thank for keeping them in the game when he made a string of fine saves from, particularly from close range efforts by O’Connor and Tighe again.

Clane had the better of the chances in the second half particularly when Jonathan Quinn and Dave O’Connor created a great chance for Sean Harnett, who led the line up front.

Clane came close to snatching all three points late in the game when Quinn and O’Connor combined to set up Oisin Burke but Barnhall Rovers ‘keeper John Doyle advanced well to dive at Burke’s feet to bring off a stunning save and earn a point for his side.

In impressive form for the home side were Harnett, Jonathan Quinn, Donal O’Connor and Oisin Burke.

Meanwhile there was impressive performances for Barnhall Rovers from their goalkeeper Doyle, Conor McManus, Joe O’Connor and Ian Tighe.