The Astoria Gaels recently outdueled the Brooklyn Shamrocks, 2-8 to 1-10.
The first half was a defensive struggle, with tough hard exchanges all around. Eamon McCann opened the scoring with a long point. It was tied at 0-2 when John Egan flicked a high center to the net to give Brooklyn the halftime lead 1-2 to 0-2.
In the second half, Astoria’s Sam Yore started to dominate midfield with the help of Stephen Mullins, while Conor Corbett moved to center forward to negate the treat of McCann. James Dolan had a point from play and Derek McKenna added a free, but Brooklyn responded with some long-range frees. Then Astoria’s Michael Conroy carried the ball out of defense and found McKenna, who found Nester Allen on the right wing. Allen then found Barry Heegan on the left and Heegan buried it into the net. Heegan repeated the dose five minutes later, then stamped his MVP performance with a point, soccer style. P.J. Burke added two points to complete the win.