Fulham Irish v Parnells Match Report
January 20, 2014
Fulham Irish 4-8 Parnells 0-10
Fulham Irish beat Parnells in this preliminary round fixture which signalled the beginning of the London Senior Football Championship.
The final scoreline was perhaps a little harsh on Parnells who made sure Fulham had to work hard to ensure the win.
Fulham started the stronger team and had already hit the post when Seamus Hannon hit the back of the net for the opening score.
Three points from Eanna Flaherty levelled the match before points from Paddy Gregory and Seamus Stenson gave Parnells a two point advantage.
This lead was shortlived as a goal from Michael Broder swung the momentum in favour of Fulham.
Another Gregory point meant Fulham held a two point lead at the break.
The second half began with Flaherty and Hannon exchanging scores before Cathal OâSullivan scored another goal for Fulham to give them what proved to be an unassailable lead.
Parnells were now nine points behind but could have dramatically reduced the deficit had they converted a number of wides.
Despite this, Stenson and Flaherty kept the scoreboard ticking over with a series of points between them.
But Parnells were unable to cope with London captain Seamus Hannon who scored three unanswered points and was pivotal in a late flurry of Fulham goals which put the gloss on the scoreline.
As well as Hannon, there were notable performances from Parnells wing-back Alan Murray and 2013 Mayo panellist Michael Walsh rarely looked troubled in his London championship debut.
Fulham Irish: Michael Ruby, Colm Kennedy, Steven Walsh, Aidan Savage, Michael Walsh, Mark McCaffrey, Dermot Fitzgerald, Seamus Hannon, Shane Mulligan, Lee Russell, Lorcan Mulvey, Colm Davy, David Gray, Adam Coughlan, Michael Broder
Parnells: Evan Brogan , Jarlath McKenny, Steve Morrow, Pa Filan, Alan Murray, Stephen Devine, Mark Thompson, Martin Carroll, Greg Crowley, Seamus Stenson, Paddy Gregory, Dave OâSullivan, Eanna Flaherty, Cathal OâSullivan, Jordan Farrell