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Port Vs Arles Killeen SFC 1/4 final highlights

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Senior Football Championship Semi – Final Preview

Port enter the penultimate stage of the championship for the first since 2001 against a resurgent Ballylinan team this coming Sunday at O’Moore Park, Throw in 3:30pm.

Both sides will be familiar with each other, this being their fourth meeting in all competitions in 2017. These games have been tight affairs with little to choose between the teams.

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Port came out on top in both of the league stage ACFL 1B games, winning 2-13 to 0-14 in McCann Park and coming away from Ballylinan with a 0-12 to 1-08 win. In the League final when both teams fielded without key attacking players, an injury time brace from Cathal Dunne ensured victory for the Kildare Border side who claimed the silverware 1-08 to 1-07 after Port had looked  on course for the win following a late Stephen Lyons penalty.

Championship form

Port overcame Arles – Killeen in the first round after a replay and extra time, this was  followed by a comprehensive victory of 2-23 to 0-10 over Ballyroan-Abbey. Drawn again against Killeen in the quarter finals, Port came through to win 3-10 to 0-13.

Ballylinan met Mountmellick in the first round winning 1-13 to 1-07. In the second round they beat fancied local rivals St. Josephs 3-13 to 2-7. In the quarter final they accounted for Killeshin 3-08 to 1-05.

Both teams have a blend of youth and experience, the emergence of Cathal Dunne brings extra potency to a full forward line that will surely include Laois senior Gary Walsh. Ballylinans defence anchored by veterans Richie Ryan and Dermot Leonard have been miserly, conceding on average a meagre 8 scores per game so far in the championship. With the Farrell’s, Ciaran, Jamie, and Alan bringing energy around the middle third.

Port have improved with every game in the championship so far, with young players Patrick O’Sullivan and Robbie Piggott prominent in each game. The return of Kevin McGrath has strengthened the forward line where brothers David and Colm Murphy provide the attacking fulcrum. Around the centre Johnathon Fullam and Jason Moore give Port pace and power both in attack and defence, with strong options off the bench where Jordan Fitzpatrick has had an impact when introduced.

The sides League and Championship form point to a tight encounter, where 1 or 2 scores may separate the sides come the final whistle. If the League final is any indicator, Referee Eddie Kinsella will allow a free flowing encounter and given both sides attacking form goals are expected.

Best of luck to the Port team and mentors from all at the Club.


Portarlington GAA / Combined Clubs LottoLotto

Numbers Drawn 3-12-20-34
Jackpot next week €8,800

Results sheets available locally
Tickets available from Burbages, Tynans Butchers, The Railway Bar, Pint O’ Port, Luttrell Oil, Spar Station Rd or from any committee member.


Bingobingo

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Resultsgaa

  • U13 FC Portarlington 3-08 Ballyroan Abbey 4-08

Fixtures

  • SFC Semi-final  Portarlington Vs Ballylinan Sunday 1st of October 3:30pm throw in O’Moore Park
  • U21 FC Sarsfields vs Portarlington on 21-10-2017 at 16.00
  • U17 FC Portarlington vs Portlaoise on 29-09-2017 at 19.00 in McCann Park
  • U14 FC Shield Final Portarlington Vs St Joseph’s 28-09-2017 at 18:30 in Kellyville
  • U13 FC Portarlington vs St Joseph’s on 01-10-2017 at 11:00 in McCann Park

 

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LottoLotto

Portarlington GAA Club and Combined Clubs Members Lotto Draw
Numbers Drawn  6-17-18-21
Jackpot next week  €8,600

Portarlington GAA Jackpot Clearance Draw for €6,300
Winner Shauna O Leary
Numbers Drawn  6-11-17-28

Congrats and well done to Shauna

Results sheets available locally
Tickets available from Burbages, Tynans Butchers, The Railway Bar,  Pint Of Port, Luttrell Oil, Spar Station Rd or from any committee member.


bingo

Portarlington Bingo to McCann Park every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Over €2k in prizes every week.


Resultsall-ireland-gaa-football

SFC Quarter Final

Portarlington 3-09
Arles Killeen 0-12

U14 Shield Semi Final

Portarlington 2-14
St Pauls 3-06

U16 Championship Semi Final

Portarlington 1-03
St Pauls 0-08


Fixturesall-ireland-gaa-football

  • SFC Semi-final  Portarlington Vs Ballylinan Sunday 1st of October 3:30pm throw in O’Moore Park
  • U21 FC Sarsfields vs Portarlington on 21-10-2017 at 16.00
  • U17 FC Portarlington vs Portlaoise on 29-09-2017 at 19.00 in McCann Park
  • U14 FC Shield Final Portarlington Vs St Joseph’s 22-09-2017 at 18:30 in Kellyville
  • U13 FC Portarlington vs Ballyroan Abbey on 24-09-2017 at 11:00 in Ballyroan
  • U13 HC “B” Rd. 1.  Portarlington/St Pauls Vs Rosenallis 23-09-2017 3pm

 

Port Seniors into Semi-Finals

Laois SFC Quarter Final;

Port 3-10 Arles Kileen 0-13

Port entered the penultimate stage of this years senior football championship after overcoming Arles-Kileen once again last night. This was the third meeting of the teams in this years championship with Port overcoming their opponents in emphatic style in extra time of their replayed first round clash earlier in the season.

Played in tricky wet conditions Arles adapted early on to the conditions and refereeing style of John Flynn and were 4 points up in as many minutes, indiscipline cost Port with a number of frees being brought forward by the Refereee early on. At this stage Port were finding it hard to get out of their own half with Kileen dominating the kickout.

Kevin McGrath got Port’s first score of the day on 7 mins. Arles through Jason Enright and Paul Kingston went a further 2 ahead but on the 14 minute mark Port came right back into the game through a well worked goal, Colm Murphy won a loose ball 30 yards out from goal offloading to brother David who blasted the ball to the net from 14 yards out leaving the score 0-6 to 1-1.

Arles then cancelled out Murphy’s major through points from Shane Julian, Jason Enright and Donie Kingston, before Evan Lyons replied with a pointed free. Arles continued to pressurise the Port defense with Brian McAuley stemming the tide with a fine goal bound save. Arles then tagged on two late points through Kingston and Enright leaving the score at 0-11 to 1-2 at half time reflecting Arles dominance of the half.

Port started the second half brightly with 3 points in as many minutes from Colm and David Murphy (2) to leave three in it. Then came the first pivotal moment of the game, Kileen’s talisman Donie Kingston received his marching orders with a straight red after the referee consulted with the linesman over an off the ball incident on the 40 minute.

Port were now in the ascendancy, with Kingstons sending off and the earlier withdrawal through injury of Shane Julian giving them the lions share of primary possession which created the platform for them to pin Kileen back while setting up scoring opportunities for Johnny Fulham, Paddy O’Sullivan and Colm Murphy that left the game in the balance at 1-9 to 0-12 with 10 minutes remaining.

The second pivotal point arrived with the introduction of Jordan Fitzpatrick 45 minutes into the second half, in the 53rd minute – with his first touch of the game, he collected the ball out wide on the right wing, running directly at the now ragged Arles defense – evading three defenders before slotting low to the left past Michael Leigh. Paul Kingston replied at the other end to leave 2 in it only for Fitzpatrick to strike again 3 minutes later to leave the score at 3-8 to 0-13. From there Port finished out the game with a late Evan Lyons score giving Port a 6 point victory.

After the game the draw for the Semi-Finals took place in O’Moore Park with Port entering the hat with last years finalists Portlaoise who had earlier beaten parish rivals O’Dempseys 0-15 to 1-4, Carlow border side, Graiguecullen who accounted for St Joseph’s Friday evening 0-11 to 2-04, and Division 1B champions Ballylinan who in the last game of the day defeated Killeshin 3-8 to 1-5.

The draw is as follows

  • Portarlington Vs Ballylinan, Sunday 1st October 3:30pm Throw in, O’Moore Park
  • Portlaoise Vs Graiguecullen Sunday 1st October 2:00pm Throw in, O’Moore Park

Dates and times to be confirmed later this week

PORTARLINGTON

Scorers: Jordan Fitzpatrick 2-0, David Murphy 1-2, Evan Lyons 0-3 (frees), Colm Murphy 0-2 (frees), Paddy O’Sullivan, Jonny Fullam, Kevin McGrath 0-1 each.

Team: Brian McAuley; Hayden Weldon, Graham Weldon, Diarmuid Bennett; Eoin Kennedy, Patrick O’Sullivan, Jonathon Fullam; Robert Pigott, Cathal Ryan; Jason Moore, Colm Murphy, Kevin McGrath; Jake Foster, David Murphy, Evan Lyons. Subs: Jordan Fitzpatrick for Foster (45 mins)

ARLES-KILLEEN

Scorers: Jason Enright 0-5 (0-4 frees), Donie Kingston 0-4 (0-3 frees), Paul Kingston 0-2 (0-1 free), Sean O’Shea, Shane Julian 0-1 each.

Team: Mick Leigh; Brian Kennedy, Joe Mulhare, James Mahon; Niall O’Rourke, Enda O’Rourke, John Mahon; Donie Kingston, Conor Keightley; Sean O’Shea, Paul Kingston, Shane Julian; Donie Brennan, Jason Enright, Dermot Julian. Subs: Joe Mahon for D Julian (26 mins), Ger McWey for S Julian (36 mins, inj), Enda McDonald for Kennedy (45 mins, BC)

Congratulations to the Senior Panel and Mentors on a hard fought win and best of luck from all at the club for the rest of the championship.

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