Blistering starts sets up Solohead win

Solohead had a good win over, 1-14 to 2-5, Arravale Rovers in the Rea Clarke Hennessy junior B football championship, played at Lattin on Thursday evening.

Solohead had a good win over, 1-14 to 2-5, Arravale Rovers in the Rea Clarke Hennessy junior B football championship, played at Lattin on Thursday evening.

A good start was half the work for Solohead.

With the advantage of the breeze in the first half Solohead ran up a big lead and were 0-10 to nil in front after sixteen minutes.

Arravale eventually got on the score sheet towards the end of the half when Pakie Burke scored 1-1 and the half-time score was 0-11 to 1-1 in Solohead’s favour.

Solohead went further ahead with two points on the resumption and it wasn’t until the 13th minute that Tony Byrnes got Arravale’s first score.

This was followed up two minutes later with a goal by Brian Glasheen, who finished off a great run by Brian Jones from the middle of the field.

However, the goal failed to give Arravale the expected bounce and they scored only three points during the remainder of the half for a total of 2-5.

At the same time Solohead added 1-1 to give them a final tally of 1-14 and a comfortable win.

Solohead got good displays from Davy Ryan, Jamie Ryan, John Joe O’Brien and Eoin Riordan, while Ned Lowry, Brian Jones and Pakie Burke stood out for Arravale.

Solohead: Mark Lowry, Christopher Ryan, Barry Ryan, Jerry Dee, Jonathan Ryan, Davy Ryan, Noel Kennedy, Philip Doherty (0-1), Jamie Ryan (0-3), Paul Ryan (0-1), Alan Riordan (0-2), John Joe O’Brien, Eoin Riordan (1-6), Aiden Riordan (0-1), Pat Russell. Subs: Michael O’Connor for Pat Russell, Joey Riordan for Christopher Ryan, Brendan Collins for Jonathan Ryan, Declan Riordan for Paul Ryan, Jerry English for Aiden Riordan.

Arravale Rovers: Nicky Cummins, Mikey Crowe, Ger O’Dwyer, Tony Lowry, Ned Lowry, Andy Lacey, Tom O’Dwyer, Brian Jones, David Cleary, Timmy Dalton (0-1), Pakie Burke (1-2), Daragh Coughlan, Francis Coughlan, Brian Glasheen (1-1), Thomas Gleeson, Subs: Michael O’Sullivan for Michael Crowe, Tony Byrnes (0-1) for Francis Coughlan, Francis Coughlan for Tony Lowry.

Referee: Paddy Russell (Emly)