Match Report:: Burgess v Ballina county senior league 2017 

Burgess had a comfortable home win over neighbours Ballina in the opening game of the county league on Sunday last in Kilcoleman. Stephen Murray’s point in the opening ten seconds of the game gave Burgess a lead that the wouldn’t relinquish for the rest of the match. Indeed it wasn’t until the disruption caused to the Burgess defence by the loss of captain Johnny Mulqueen to injury in the twentieth minute of the first half that Ballina managed to mount a come back and cut the deficit from 7 points to 2 at half time with the score board reading Burgess 0-10 Ballina 0-8. Burgess also had a strong claim for a penalty denied in the first half after Tossy Hogan was rugby tackled as he bore down on the Ballina goal.

Burgess managed to tack on another nine points in the second half to Ballina’s one to run out easy winners 0-18 to 0-9. Burgess will be happy with the spread of scorers considering the loss of scorer in chief Stephen Murray to injury early in the second half.

Burgess Team: Niall McGrath, Pat Woods, Jack O’Flaherty, Willie Ryan, John O’Dwyer, Johnny Mulqueen(Capt), kieran Ryan, Conor Gill, Keith Nealon, Brian ‘Chopper’ Hogan, Stephen Murray, Shane Maher, Danny Ryan, Eoin ‘Tossy’ Hogan, Eoin ‘Leahy’ Hogan. Subs used: Declan O’Donoghue, JP Grace, John O’Brien.


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