On Friday evening last Arva welcomed Castlerahan to Michael Cully Park for a game in the Kiernan’s Service Station Division 1 League and following a cracking game the visitors emerged victorious by the minimum. After 4 minutes it was looking bad for the home side as Castlerahan led by 1-2 to 0-1 but Arva put it up to them all the way and but for a couple of dubious decisions felt they could have taken the points. The full time score was Castlerahan 2-15 Arva 2-14 with Conal Sheridan and Jonathan Mc Cabe providing the goals for Arva. The scoring opened with a Castlerahan point in the 1st minute but Conal Sheridan replied from a free a minute later for the home side. Another point followed by a goal seemed to put the visitors in the driving seat but Arva replied with points from Jonathan Mc Cabe (5 min) and a Sheridan free (7 min). The visitors hit 2 more points (7th / 8th min) but again the home side came back with points from Mc Cabe (12th /16th min) and 2 Sheridan frees (15th / 18th min) to level the scores 0-7 to 1-4. Castlerahan went ahead a minute later but Sheridan levelled matters (20 min) before the winners hit a point and a goal to put them 4 points clear. Sheridan pointed a free for Arva ( 25 min) before good work by Kevin Bouchier found Brian Ellis who sent the ball across the goalmouth where Sheridan was running in and slapped it into the net – scores level again. The visitors finished with 3 points to leave the half time score Castlerahan 2-9 Arva 1-9. The home side took the lead after 40 minutes through 2 pointed frees from Sheridan (31 / 40 min) while Mc Cabe sent a rocket to the Castlerahan net from 25 meters in the 36th min to leave them ahead 2-11 to 2-9. The winners hit 4 points in a row to reclaim the lead but Conor Mc Entee (49 min) and a Sheridan free (53 min) levelled the game for the 6th time. Again Castlerahan got 2 points before Sheridan closed the scoring with his 10th point (plus a goal) to leave the visitors winners on a score line Castlerahan 2-15 Arva 2-14.
Arva Team and Scorers: – Richard Keith, Ryan Magarahan, James Morris, Danny Ellis, Cormac Mc Cabe, Thomas Brady, Conor Mc Entee (0-1), Fergal Mc Glade, Ciaran Brady, Paul Bouchier, Conal Sheridan (1-10), Jonathan Mc Cabe (1-3), Peter Morris, Kevin Bouchier, Brian Ellis. Sub’s Shane Hamilton, Peter Conneely. On this Saturday evening 7th May Arva will host Mullahoran in round 6 of the Kiernan’s Service Station Division 1 League – be there – be the 16th man.