AFL DIVISION 1 SUNDAY: IRISHTOWN/ST. PAT’S YC 2-2 MARKIEVICZ CEL
FIRST of all, my intended game in the AFL this week didn’t go ahead as Kinsealy couldn’t field a team on Saturday when they were due to meet Chanel. Sunday, due to a family commitment, I had to take the day off but I would have made no apologies for travelling down to Ringsend again.
Champs Markievicz were facing St. Pat’s/Irishtown and the dogs were barking. Pat’s have been looking good and a large crowd turned out to see if they could upset the apple-cart.
It didn’t look likely early doors as Marks stormed to a two-goal lead and it could have been more. Dave O’Neill and Sean McCabe had Celtic in the comfort zone but John Nolan served notice that Pat’s weren’t quite done with and he reduced the deficit to one before the break.
In a nail-biting second half Vinnie McQuarrie came up with the leveller for Irishtown and my eye-witness reporter tells me that they might have won it before the end.
A draw though was probably a fair outcome but it seems Irishtown have warned the champs that they won’t have it all their own way this term.
Indeed while Pat’s and Marks were sharing the spoils, Sallynoggin Pearse crept to the top of the table with a 4-1 victory over Frankfort. While St. Columban’s remain unbeaten in 4th place also.