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RCSIs men's GAA team continued their great start to the year

18 October 2016

RCSIs men's GAA team continued their great start to the year with a comprehensive 5-10 to 0-6 win over the law school.




From the start it was evident that RCSI were a much better team with Fergal Hynes and John Peacock running the show from middle in the first quarter. 
With first John Reynolds and then Calum Quinn palming to the net RCSI were set up to coast through the first half, despite captain Paddy Farrell doing his best to put RCSI out of their stride by inexplicably missing four easy frees consecutively. Some great defending from Paul Dillion (yes he is still in the college), debutant Conor Kilkenny and marauding wing back Fionn Maguire, who even managed to find time to kick two points in between checking his pockets to make sure his man was still safely tucked away. Later on in the half Calum returned to previous form by somehow managing to hit the keeper when one on one when kicking it anywhere else towards goal would surely have resulted in a second for him on the night.



The second half continued in much the same vain as the first with RCSI kicking scores at will with Fergal bouncing a '45 over the bar much to his delight as he's never kicked a ball that far off the ground. Three more goals followed with one from the penalty spot again from Paddy Farrell this week, how the penalty was won without Paul Fox on the field no one will ever know. RCSI continued to run at the law school at pace with great success although one of the opposition players seemed to taking a liking to Fergal's shorts and decided to try and remove them mid attack, much to the dismay of everyone present as that's not something anyone wants to see.



Legs started to tire in the last quarter, most notably Ian Kelly who seemed throughout the match to want to spend more time rolling around on the ground than actually playing football, and management decided it was time to empty a very strong subs bench with Kieran O'Connell and Eoin Cleere in particular making a telling impact at either end of the field.



Strong performances from Fergal Hynes, returning John Peacock, John Reynolds and Conor Kilkenny.


Well done to all involved!!