Reserves go down to Eunan's in League Opener

DIVISION 1A RESERVE
Aodh Ruadh 2-05
St. Eunan's 1-10
Sean Perry reports from Father Tierney Park.

Aodh Ruadh had a chance to exact revenge for last year's championship exit at the hands of St. Eunan's but were unable to do so in an entertaining league opener played at Fr. Tierney Park on Easter Monday.

St. Eunan's, with former senior players, Damien Daly and Terence Gallagher in their side began brightly and had the ball in the back of Paul Kane's net in the first quarter. However, Aodh Ruadh replied with a goal of their own through one of the McIntyre twins (they're identical, it was the smaller of the two) and at half-time the scoreboard read Aodh Ruadh 1-01, St. Eunan's 1-04.

In spite of playing second fiddle for much of the second half, a good move involving speedy duo, Barry "Bernie" Travers and David Hoey saw Sean Perry goal to leave just a point between the sides. The Ballyshannon boys had their chances to snatch a draw late on but in truth, St. Eunan's merited their two point win.

The battling second half performance from Jim Kane's side gave cause for optimism, with former senior players, Paul Kane, Brendan Boyle, Barry Travers, Kerry Ryan, Michael Lawless and Anthony Boyle in their ranks, the second team have plenty of experience in the squad. That's not to mention dual star, David Downey!

Vital Statistics
Teams
Aodh Ruadh
Paul Kane; Padraig Barron, Barry Travers, Brian Geitins; Ronan Matthews, Fiachra McIntyre, Brendan Boyle; Kerry Ryan, Gary Gillespie; Turlough McIntyre, Michael Lawless, Jack Travers; Sean Perry, David Downey, Anthony Boyle.
Subs
Daniel Grimes for Fiachra McIntyre, David Hoey for Padraig Barron
Referee
Andrew Mullen (Killybegs)

Report Filed: 31 March 2005