Reserves book their place in next round of championship

Intermediate Reserve Football Championship
2 July 2011
Fanad Gaels 0-7
Aodh Ruadh 0-12
Pairc Ui Shiail, Portsalon

Aodh Ruadh go into the next round of the intermediate championship thanks to a win based on an exceptional defensive performance. The Ernesiders started well and were three points up shortly after the throw-in. It was a lead Fanad Gaels were unable to reel in despite their best efforts. Thanks mainly to a superb save from Paul Kane just before the break, the half time score was 0-7 to 0-3 in favour of the visitors. After the break Fanad came out with renewed appetite for the battle and threw everything they had at Aodh Ruadh. Thanks to tremendous defending Aodh Ruadh weathered that storm and rifled over a few scores in the final quarter to seal their ticket to the next round. Best for Aodh Ruadh were Paul Kane who was in top form in nets, Barry Travers who did a fine job of nullifying Fanad's danger man in midfield, and Diarmuid McInerney and Garret Blake who picked off some good scores. The defence, as a unit, were outstanding and Rian Treanor was probably the leading candidate for man of the match.

Vital Statistics
Teams
Fanad Gaels
Seamus McAteer; Ciaran Coll, Ken Dempsey, Colm McGinley; Eamon Martin, Paddy Herity, Ronan McAteer; Eamon Sweeney, Gerry Friel (0-1); Michael McGroarty (0-1), Sean McGovern (0-4), Sean Coyle; Shane Sweeney, Aidan Sweeney, Jerome Doherty.
Paul McVeigh (0-1) for Aidan Sweeny, Brendan Callaghan from Michael McGroarty, Stehen McGonigle for Sean Coyle.
Aodh Ruadh
Paul Kane; Rian Treanor, Michael Ward, Brian Dorrian; Ronan Drummond (0-1), David Finnerty, Brian McGuinness (0-1); Pauric Loughlin (0-1), Barry Travers (0-2); Diarmuid Slevin, Diarmuid McInerney (0-4f), Steven Perry; Garret Blake (0-2), Joe Watson (0-1), Niall Murray.
Substitutes: Chris Goan for Niall Murray, Alan Finan for Diarmuid McInerney, Raymond Granaghan, Aidan Murray.
Referee: Paddy McGonagle (Buncrana)

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

Action from the intermediate reserve championship match against Fanad Gaels.

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