Goals key as Naomh Mhuire sneak win
Senior Football Division 3
9 April 2011
Naomh Mhuire 2-11
Aodh Ruadh 0-15
Aodh Ruadh started with a slightly breeze in their favour, but it was Naomh Mhuire who came out fastest and had 1-1 on the board after seven minutes with Harry Harden finding the back of the net and Ciaran McGinley slotting over from 20 yards.
Aodh Ruadh's experience did kick in and Brian Roper, David Dolan and Michael 'Sticky' Ward fired over scores to help them move to even scores at six points each.
Further points from Michael Gurn and Ronan McGurrin moved Aodh Ruadh to ten points while two points from Tom McHugh and a Paul Boyle point left the half time score at 1-05 to 0-10.
The second half was a tense affair with both teams trading scores. Dolan added additional good scores for the Ernesiders while Naomh Mhuire had Daragh White fire over two 45's as well as a good long range effort.
Roper fisted over a point with 12 to go to keep Aodh Ruadh with a two point lead. Tom McHugh fired over another score while Donagh McIntyre scored for Aodh Ruadh. The last ten minutes saw the home side go all out and it looked as if it would not be their day when Sean Boyle saw his effort come back of the bar.
Owen Grant brought them to within two points but with time running out a tactical change saw John Pigeon take a great ball at full forward and laid it off to the right man in Ciaran 'Moses' McGinley who fired high to the roof of the net.
Many thanks to Cathal Maguire for the pictures.
S. Gallagher; R.O'Donnell, T. Duffy, D. Gallagher; P. McCafferty (0-1), S. Ferry, S. Gallagher; B. Gillespie, O. McGarvey; H. Harden (1-1, 1f), O. Grant (0-1), P. 'Yank' Boyle (0-1); S 'Yank' Boyle, T. McHugh (0-2), C. McGinley (1-2, 1f).
Substitutes: D. White (0-3) for Ferry, A. O'Gara for S. Boyle, J. Pigeon for Grant.
Paul Kane; Michael Ward, Ciron Whoriskey, Philip O'Reilly; PJ McGee, Niall McCready, Kerry Ryan; James O'Donnell, Michael Gurn (0-1); Ronan McGurrin (0-2), David Dolan (0-4), Donagh McIntyre (0-1); Michael Ward (0-4), Turlough McIntyre (0-1), Brian Roper (0-2).
|Referee: M. Mulhern (St Eunan's).|
Report courtesy of Donegal News.
Last modified: Wednesday, 13 April 2011 at 11:34pm