Aodh Ruadh promotion hopes sustain hard blow

Division 3 Football League
10 May 2013
Downings 1-15
Aodh Ruadh 1-8

Aodh Ruadh's prospects of promotion in 2013 drifted into the realms of mathematical theory with a 1-15 to 1-8 loss away to Downings last Friday evening. It was vital that Ballyshannon get a win to prevent the top three from cutting loose, but defeat means that promotion is now a effectively matter for Downings, Saint Naul's and Fanad Gaels to decide among themselves. Aodh Ruadh began the game well, as they have tended to do all season and were unlucky not to be leading by more than two points at half time, 0-6 to 1-5. David Dolan and Peter Boyle got the opening three scores of the game. The sides exchanged further scores before David McGurrin's dropping shot which deceived the keeper and dropped under the crossbar for the first goal of the game and give the Ernesiders a four point lead. Downings were level within ten minutes of the break and with only Peter Boyle, Diarmaid McInerney and Anthony Coughlan registering points in the second half Aodh Ruadh were never going to be coming away with the points.

Vital Statistics
Teams
Downings
John McGroddy; Seamus Gallagher, Oisin Boyce, Brian Mc Ginley; Kevin Doherty, Michael Bradley, Ben McNutt; Sean McBride, Shea Coyle (0-2); Danny McBride (0-4), Gary McClafferty, (0-5, 4f), Barry Trearty; Aaron McClafferty (1-0), Patrick McGroddy (0-3), Colin Gallagher(0-1).
Substitutes: James McFadden, David Hay
Aodh Ruadh
Peter Boyle (0-2, 2f); Ryan Patton, Conor Patton, Niall McCready; Anthony, Boyle, Ronan McGurrin, Eamonn Mc Grath; James O’Donnell, Matthew Thompson; David Dolan (0-2), Diarmuid McInerney (0-2), Ryan Granaghan; Kerry Ryan, Michael Ward (0-1), David McGurrin (1-0).
Substitutes: Anthony Coughlan (0-1), Niall Harley, Kieran Keown.
Referee: Don Langan (Saint Michael's)

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Action from the division three senior football league match against Downings.

Last modified: Monday, 13 May 2013 at 9:20pm