This evening saw the start of the 2015 Senior League Division 1C season with a home win against Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-10.
The game started very well with us taking a 3 point lead after five minutes with points from Michael Walsh, Jack McDonnell and Barry Brennan. Parke then found a foothold in the game and within a few minutes the teams were level on 3 each.
Kevin McShea regained the lead but again Parke leveled and they took the lead for the only time in the game.
Between the Parke points Barry Brennan was unlucky to be black carded and he was replaced by James Sweeney.
Before half times Jack McDonnell got two points to put us ahead at the break 0-6 to 0-5.
Shortly after the restart Parke leveled the game with a 14yard free but we then tok control and by the 43rd minute the score was 1-8 to 0-6 with a goal and two points from Kevin McShea. The goal came from a great run by Darren Campbell before been cooly hammered to the back of the net by Kevin McShea.
Parke returned with two points before both teams exchanged points with our scores coming from frees from Jack McDonnell and Kevin McShea.
The goal was to be the seperator between the two teams with the final score Swinford 1-10 Parke 0-10.
After been beaten by Parke in round 1 of the league last season today was a well deserved victory and we can look forward to a trip to Ballintubber next Saturday for round 2 against Ballintubber B.
Swinford: Conor Campbell, Jason Carney, Paul McDonagh, Mark Forkan, Fergal Harte, Conor Horan, Danny McNicholas, Michael Walsh, Kevin Doyle, Tom Horkan, Kevin McShea, Liam Moran, Jack McDonnell, Barry Brennan, Darren Campbell. Subs used: James Sweeney, Kevin McDonagh & Pearse Walsh.