Another Sunday in January, another FBD match to talk about. It’s also another one that I had to follow on Midwest (with Angelina and all her cheesy musical selections), as my fanaticism stops short of driving across the country on a blustery day like today to see 30 minute-a-side pre-season fare. Because of this, I can’t do much more than give you the result of today’s FBD League Section A tie with Sligo IT at Ballinode, where the outcome was a very comfortable victory for our lads on a scoreline of 2-20 to 0-7.
The adverse weather appeared to play a significant part in proceedings today and it sounds as if it was one-way traffic in our favour for the whole hour. We led by 0-10 to 0-2 at half-time and the radio reports mentioned Barry Regan, Pat Kelly, Aidan Kilcoyne, Mickey Mullins and Austin O’Malley being amongst the scorers for us in this opening period.
In the second half the conditions got even worse, with rain now spilling down and the cross-field wind continuing to blow, and the weather seemed to get to the impoverished students more than it did to our hardy lads. We contined to pile on the points, with goals from Mikey Sweeney (that’s two goals in two weeks for him) and Austin O’Malley turning it into a proper rout. We won in the end by all of nineteen points.
The guy doing the reporting for Mad West was short on specifics so although I know we had two lads yellow-carded (and they had four), he didn’t say who they were. Likewise, I don’t have a full list of scorers apart from those mentioned already so I guess we’ll have to wait for the match reports tomorrow.
That’s it, then – a good win that counts for little and shite weather. That’s football in January for you.