Kelly and Deegan point the way as Stradbally return to winning ways

first_img Ballylinan 1-6 Stradbally 1-12ACFL Division 1AStradbally recovered from their ten goal humiliation against Portlaoise last time by defeating Ballylinan this season.Barney Maher’s charges were in control of this one from around the tenth minute with veteran forward Colm Kelly and midfielder Jack Deegan doing most of the damage as they kicked seven points between them.Ballylinan played against the stiff breeze in the first half but early points from John Kealy and Andy McEvoy actually had them ahead after six minutes. WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 10th May 2018 Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSACFL Division 1ABallylinan v Stradbally Twitter Council Rugby Twittercenter_img Kelly and Deegan point the way as Stradbally return to winning ways Previous articleIn Pictures: Midland Utd hold Powerchair football session in CamrossNext articleAll Thursday night’s Laois GAA results Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Pinterest Home Sport GAA Kelly and Deegan point the way as Stradbally return to winning ways SportGAAGaelic Football Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Jack Deegan opened Stradbally’s account before they took a lead they wouldn’t relinquish when Justin Lalor and Eoin Buggie combined with Colm Kelly’s who’s lovely handpass released Conor Delaney and he fired the ball to the net.Kelly added and free with Jack Deegan firing over a second before Stradbally were awarded what seemed a rather soft penalty at the midpoint of the half when full back Dermot Leonard was adjudged to have been holding Kelly as a high ball was sent in from Conor Delaney.The full forward stepped up to take the spot kick but keeper Darren Burke guessed right to keep the shot out.Stradbally ended the half with two more points from Colm Kelly and Podge Fitzpatrick to take a 1-5 to 0-2 lead into the dressing rooms.Colm Kelly and Robbie Donoher traded points on the resumption of play but Ballylinan’s shooting let them down then as they fired a number of wides from distance.Colm Kelly and Jamie Kavanagh extended Stradbally’s lead but Padraig McEvoy and Jamie Farrell hit back to leave it 1-8 to 0-5 as we entered the final quarter.Jack Deegan and Jamie Devoy moved Stradbally on again and while Jamie Farrell responded, further Stradbally scores from Podge Fitzpatrick and Justin Lalor left them nine clear with a couple of minutes to go.Ballylinan kept going and managed a late goal from Brian McEvoy but they couldn’t get any closer than that as they remain rooted to the foot of the table with one point from six games.SCORERS – Stradbally: Colm Kelly 0-4 (two frees), Jack Deegan 0-3, Conor Delaney 1-0, Podge Fitzpatrick 0-2 (one free), Jamie Kavanagh, Justin Lalor and Jamie Devoy 0-1 each Ballylinan: Brian McEvoy 1-0, Jamie Farrell 0-2, Padraig McEvoy, Andy McEvoy, John Kealy and Robbie Donoher 0-1 eachSTRADBALLY: Wayne Comerford; Colin Beale, Jamie Kavanagh, Liam Clancy; Jack Langton, Eoin Buggie, Justin Lalor; Jack Deegan, Darren Maher; John Clancy, Conor Delaney, Charlie O’Brien; Podge Fitzpatrick, Colm Kelly, Jamie Devoy. Subs: Podge Langton for Delaney (35mins, black card), Colm Clancy for Deegan (55mins, black card)BALLYLINAN: Darren Burke; Ciarán Fennessy, Dermot Leonard, Eric Kenna; Cathal Leonard, Padraig McEvoy, Gary ‘Soldier’ Walsh; Jamie Farrell, Seamus Lacey; Robbie Donoher, Cieran Farrell, Jak Delaney; Andy McEvoy, John Kealy, Larry Kealy. Subs: Brian McEvoy for C Farrell (29mins, black card), Liam Kealy for Delaney (ht)Referee: Seamus Mulhare (The Heath)SEE ALSO – Well-known Laois man opens up about his incredible weight loss Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more