The senior team secured a valuable away point in the league this evening in Clonmany. In a game that ebbed and flowed from start to finish both teams had a chance to win this game. In a tight first half scores were traded with Shaun J Boyle once again on target for the visiting side this week with 3 first half points. With things fairly even in terms of possession Naomh Muire just shaded it by a point at half time leading 0-05 to 0-04 with everything to play for.
Urris had a good spell of possession at the beginning of the second half but failed to make it count on the scoreboard, shooting a number of wides to add to their tally in the first half. Ten minutes into the second half the home team were awarded a penalty which they duely converted to leave them two points up. Naomh Muire cut the deficit to the minimum when Owen Grant stormed clear through only to see his rasping shot come off the crossbar and post; the ball broke and Ciaran McGinley slotted over a free which resulted from open play. With time ticking away Naomh Muire were getting more return from their attacking play and soon drew level and pushed on to go two up with only a few minutes left. The next attack saw Urris move the ball quickly down the field and into their inside forwards, creating an overlap that led to a goal to put them one point ahead with less than a minute left. All credit to the visiting side they never gave up and put together another attack which resulted in a 30 meter free. Shaun J Boyle stepped up and made no mistake. Naomh Muire were to launch one final attack but Tom McHugh shot went to the right and wide.
Despite a lot of possession the home team squandered a lot of chances kicking a total of seventeen wides in the end. Naomh Muire were two points up with minutes remaining and levelled it possibly in injury time, so in the end it was a fair result and a massive point for Naomh Muire in their quest for promotion. As many other teams have found this season this is not an easy venue to get points from and so the team and management can feel happy with their work this evening.
Urris:1.C.Friel 2.A.Doherty 3.C.kelly 4.D.Grant 5.P.Doherty 6.M.Grant 7.E.Redden 8.L.Diver 9.E.Kelly(0-04) 10.M.Shields 11.M.Toland (0-01) 12.P.Doherty 13.J.Doherty 14.A.Friel (1-00) 15.D.Grant (1-00) 16.D.kelly.
Naomh Muire: 1.Lee Boyle 2.Aidi O'Gara 3.Thomas Duffy 4.Daniel Gallagher 5.Sean P Gallagher (0-01) 6.Seamus Ferry 7.Hugh McGeady 8.Dara White 9.Owenie McGarvey 10.Harry Harden (0-01) 11.Pádraig McCafferty 12.Owen Grant 13.Sean Boyle,S (0-05) 14.Tom McHugh (0-01) 15.Ciaran McGinley(0-03) 16.Sean Boyle (Y) for 6. 17. John Pidgeon for 10
Results elsewhere in the league this evening:
Naomh Brid 2-9 vs 1-7 Aodh Ruadh
Naomh Naille 1-9 vs 1-9 Milford
Carndonagh 2-6 vs 0-8 Buncrana
The resulting table is as follows: