Broadford then met O’Callaghan’s Mills on Sunday evening in their Junior A League match. Broadford made the better start thanks to a goal in the 12th minute from Sean Doyle that gave Broadford a four point lead, but for a number of wides from play would have extended it further.
Thanks to some really spirited defence, Broadford kept The Mills scoring opportunities down after their first point in the opening minute of play. The groundsman in Kilkishen has his work cut out for him this week fixing the furrow that Sparky Whelan surely ploughed in to the pitch on his many mad dash solo runs after winning the ball deep around Broadford’s back line and taking it down what became a well-worn path before dispatching the ball to his teammates around the midfield and beyond to create further scoring opportunities that helped to hold the score line 0-01 to 1-05 by the 23rd minute.
The Mills went on to take the next four points, with one in response form Broadford, followed by another two points for The Mills to narrow the gap to 0-07 to 1-06 by the end of half-time.
The second-half saw Broadford’s Jack Kelleher and Eoin Donnellan bearing much of The Mills assault at the Broadford goal end but again the work rate across all the back positions kept the ball driving in Broadford’s favour to ensure The Mills could not inflict too much serious damage.
The first and last minutes of the second half were illuminated by goals from Declan Teefy of which the second was one to remember. John MacNamara won the ball from a Mills side line sent from around The Mill’s 20-metre line. Heading for the square he dodged a crowded field before passing the ball to Declan to whack in to the net from close range.
Final score O'Callaghan's Mills 0-13 Broadford 3-10