It was the second time Claddagh and Pat Flynns came together this season, ending with a very similar result as the first. The defending champs, Claddagh, came out swinging and matched every run Flynns made with a run of their own.
Claddagh, in an attempt to confuse and bewilder Flynns played superstar forward Jody Peacock in goal the entire game, but Flynns quickly adjusted. The Orangemen started the game firing on all cylinders getting out to a quick start. However, the Mean Green wouldn't go down without a fight. They put together a rally that brought the team back within three before halftime (including a beautiful goal off a penalty by team captain Chris Cox). The question going into the second half was how would Claddagh respond? The answer: Jeff Bennett.
The crafty forward led all scores with 3 goals and 3 points. Claddagh showed excellent teamwork getting the ball up to Bennett, who was on fire all game.
Peter Mackey and Nick Morgan of Claddagh chipped in on the scoreboard with 2 points a piece, while the only other player on Flynns to score was speedster Tim Cabeen with an impressive 3 goals and 1 point. The ever present Brian Chernish defended Flynns' goal excellently.
The end result on the scoreboard was Patt Flynns 4-1 to Claddagh's 3-9. As both teams go into the final week of the regular season, the playoff seedings are more under the microscope than ever.
Flynns goes into next week with a very tough double header with Pogue's and Good Earth. Claddagh also has a tough week ahead of them. They play the rough and tough Wreckers of Renner's followed by a game that could decide first place going into the playoffs with Goose. Things are getting exciting as the normal season is starting to come to a close.