Minors continue with Good win in Glenties.
Naomh Conaill v Naomh Mhuire Report
Date : 25/03/2013 20:21
Today in a very cold Davey Brennan park Naomh Mhuire were the visitors who were protecting a perfect start to the season with 2 games played and 2 wins recorded. Naomh Conaill themselves had only played 1 game before this contest and also recorded a 3 point victory over Naomh Columba.
The home team playing with the wind in the first half recorded the first score of the match on 10 minutes through a free from Ciaron Thompson.Number 14 for Naomh Mhuire Sean McCafferty levelled with a free from distance.Charlie McGuiness then put Naomh Conaill ahead again with a well taken point from play with Ethan Odonnell following up quickly with another score from play to extend the Glenties mens lead to 2 points.
A big moment in the halve as Naomh Mhuires James Ferry beat the Glenties keeper Owen McGettigan for the first goal of the game and put the visitors in the lead for the first time in the match 1-1 to 3 points.
McGuiness scored a fine point in the middle of 2 frees from the boot of McCafferty 1-5 to 3 points to Naomh Mhuire at this stage in the game. Time running out Thompson stood up to the mark and dragged his team back into the contest with 2 points to leave the half time score 1-5 to 0-5 in favour of Naomh Mhuire.
Two minutes into the second halve and a hammer blow to Naomh Conaill as a penalty was awarded against them and dually converted by the very cool McCafferty to leave 6 points between the sides again. County Minor captain Patrick Gillespie then got on the score sheet with a well taken point and at this stage of the match it was looking a very tall order for the home team to get back into the game but get back into it is what they done with a brilliant move to set Kevin McGettigan through as the Naomh Conaill center back crashed the ball to the back of the net and leave four points between the sides 2-6 to 1-5.
The impressive Jack Boyle eased a bit of pressure to put them 5 points up again and with time running out Thompson and Odonnell added further points for Naomh Conaill but it was to little to late as the final whistle blew.
Final Score Naomh Conaill 1-07, Naomh Mhuire 2-07.
Verdict: A game in which the wind played a factor Naomh Mhuire with that half time lead would hoped to kick on in the second half and win comfortably with the wind behind their backs but Naomh Conaill never gave up and were far better in the second half than the first.Their was enough in this game to suggest when these teams meet in the championship it will be a very tight match.
Man of the Match - Some excellent performances from Naomh Conaills Ciaran Thompson and who battled hard with Patrick Gillespie and Jack Boyle from Naomh Mhuire but Sean McCafferty from Mhuire was excellent not only in his free taken but his all round play deserves the award.
Michael McShane refereed the game and had a good match in the middle.
Team and scorers Gerald Boyle, Jack Boyle 0-01, Patrick Rodgers, Jack mc Devitt, Sean Burns, Jamie Boyle, Cameron Harley, Jack o Brien, Patrick Gillespie 0-01, James Ferry 1-01, Conor Boyle, Conor White, Darren Sweeney, Sean mc Cafferty 1-04, Ciaran Harden. Subs Ciaran Gallagher, Ronan Duffy, Cathal mc Bride, Cian Boyle, Caolan Greene, Seimi Grant, Aidan Gillespie, Daniel Devlin