This, the second game of the the 2021 league, saw Gibraltar record an impressive victory, winning on a score line of 5-17 to 5-4 (32-19 in points). The previous game was contested by Éire Óg @Sevillaeire and Gibraltar with the former coming out on top by 3-19 to 2-16 (28-22 in points).
The pressure would have been on Gibraltar to get a win and having already played a match this season obviously stood to them, while Costa Gaels looked like they needed the game and will come on greatly from this test.
This really sets up the next game between Sevilla and Costa Gaels on October 23rd where Sevilla will try to make it two from two but Costa Gaels will travel with strong belief that they can bring the league level with each team on one win.
Saturday’s match was won mostly on good use of possession. Gibraltar went seamlessly from defense to attack and looked dangerous at stages. Costa Gaels, despite losing, played with greater energy at times and whenever they tested the Gibraltar defense it looked like a goal was on. This energy was also their undoing as they were turned over and chances were spurned.
Gibraltar were ultimately the more measured team and kept the points going over without running into tackles and taking unnecessary risks. The Gaels will be disappointed with their misuse of possession and will no doubt address this going forward.
Everyone will agree though, the return to competitive GAA action in Andalusia is greatly welcomed and we look forward to a fine season with more tough battles ahead.
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John P Brady writes literary fiction, articles on social themes and sport. He ran a blog about life in Italy, where he lived for 6 years. His first book, a collection, entitled Back to the Gaff has been published by Roadside Fiction. It concerns the wild happenings in Dublin by night.
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Back to the Gaff
Scandalous Narratives of Contemporary Ireland
Back to the Gaff is a collection by author John P Brady, which describes the excessive and outrageous nature of Irish night life.
Meet an array of eccentric individuals who populate the bars of Dublin, living lives of decadence and abandon. Their frolics inevitably lead to a trip ‘back to the gaff,’ which in Dublin-speak means gravitating towards someone’s place of residence where the depravity continues.