Regional final goes to replay
Under 16 football Southern Divisional Championship final
Aodh Ruadh 2-8
Naomh Mhuire 1-11
18 July 2011
Aodh Ruadh had to hit a late point to secure a Southern Divisional final replay against Naomh Mhuire in Dunkineely on Monday evening. Despite the Ernesiders holding a nine point half time lead Naomh Mhuire, backed by a driving breeze, tore into Ballyshannon in the second half and held a one point lead going into the closing stages. With the last movement of the game Aodh Ruadh won a 13 metre free at an awkward angle to the posts, but David McGurrin stepped up and calmly popped it over to take the game to a replay. The final score was Aodh Ruadh 2-8 Naomh Mhuire 1-11. Daniel Kelly did really well in nets, he made one exceptional save in the second half and his kick outs were spot on. Defensively Colm Kelly was his usual polished self as was Matthew Maguire. In what was a hard-fought game, Darren Gethins delivered a strong display while Paddy Gillespie scored 1-1, both his scores of a very high quality. Dave McGurrin's frees kept Aodh Ruadh afloat while Jamie McDonald hit a cracking goal from Jamie McDonald. Pauric Patton showed his habitual flair at midfield and contributed two great scores to the Ballyshannon cause.
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