Here’s the Indo’s match report on yesterday FBD defeat to NUIG, which confirms that it was a late goal from Mayo’s own Mark Ronaldson that secured the win for the students. The Shrule-Glencorrib man, who came on as a sub for NUIG, pounced on an error by debutant keeper Tom Higgins for a goal that put the students back in front, after we’d finally reeled them in and hit the front a few minutes beforehand. FBD nerds will note the Groundhog Day element in this occurrence as it was a goal from Andy Moran that secured Sligo IT’s victory over us in last year’s opening FBD outing. And then last year went on to be … no, let’s just park that one there, shall we?
Our scoring duties were well spread out yesterday, with seven different players putting the ball over the bar. As I mentioned yesterday, Austie weighed in with five, Peadar Gardiner bagged three from midfield, Alan Dillon got two and Gill, Mullins, Prenty and Haran got one apiece.
The other interesting nugget of information from the match was that Seamus O’Shea came on in the second half for Richard Haran. O’Shea is a player who has impressed at underage (I think he’s still eligible for the U21s this year as well) but has yet to feature at senior. He’s a big lad who’s well able to look after himself: ergo he could be a useful addition to the squad.