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Ballyshannon coast to reserve win

Senior Reserve Division 3
28 June 2015
Aodh Ruadh 7-12
Milford 2-5
Father Tierney Park

Aodh Ruadh hit seven goals as they cruised past Milford in this reserve clash in Father Tierney Park.

Aodh Ruadh got the ideal start with James Kelly pointing and then finding the net after good work from Aidan Murray.

Milford hit back with a point from Hugh McMenamin, but Aodh Ruadh continued to dictate with Anthony Coughlan and Matthew Maguire pointing and passing up a number of excellent goal chances.

One finally fell to Anthony Coughlan and he dispatched it with great polish. However Milford's Adam Serrinha went straight upfield and hit the net.

Aodh Ruadh still had the wind at their back though and hit a series of unanswered points from Coughlan (2), Slevin (free).

Milford hit back shortly before the break with a point from Jamie Heena, but the last say of the half went to James Kelly who pointed at the referee's short whistle to make it 2-7 to 1-2 at the turn over.

Immediately on the restart Niall Thomas went on a mazy run and sold a lovely dummy before rifling in low and hard at the keeper's right post. Then Anthony Coughlan fed James Kelly who was unceremoniously upended in the area for a penalty, but Dermot Slevin's spot kick was well saved.

The keeper had to be smart a couple of moments later when Jamie McDonald drew another fantastic stop from McFadden. There was no stopping McDonald 39 minutes in though. He hit a rocket of a free kick straight to the net from a good 25 metres out to put 14 points between the sides and the hosts in total control.

Nickey Sheerin got off the mark in 41st minute with a free and then seconds later capitalised on a poor kick out to blast to the net for the Ernesider's fifth major.

It was 13 minutes into the second half before Milford opened their account with a long range point from the boot of Dean Burgess. Not long after that Mark Flood hit the net and Hugh McMenamin popped over a point as Aodh Ruadh took their foot off the gas.

Still, as the game moved into the final quarter fortune was still smiling on the Ernesiders. A howler from Milford netminder Gavin McFadden seeing him fumble an Aidan Murray shot into his own net.

Hugh McMenamin swung over a point shortly after, but that was to be as good as it got for the visitors.

Aodh Ruadh responded emphatically with a goal from Dorrian 13. Then Matthew Maguire added a point and then a rasping goal. There was a free from Aidan Murray and then a point from play by Niall Thomas.

That was to be the final scoring action as Aodh Ruadh dominated through to the final whistle.

Best for Aodh Ruadh were Matthew Maguire who impressed on his return to club colours. Ryan Patton and Darren Gethins also starred in the defence. At midfield Aidan Murray and Niall Thomas were totally dominant and the whole Aodh Ruadh attack with in fine form.

Vital Statistics
Aodh Ruadh
Paul Kane; Matthew Maguire (1-2), Ryan Patton; Christopher McCabe, Stephen Bradley, Darren Gethins; Aidan Murray (1-1, 1f), Niall Thomas (1-1); Nicky Sheerin (1-1), Anthony Coughlan (1-3), Jamie McDonald (1-1); James Kelly (1-1), Dermot Slevin (0-1f).
Substitutes: Jack Dolan for Paul Kane; Peter Horan for Stephen Bradley; Emmett Cheshire for Ryan Patton; David Dorrian (0-1) for Anthony Coughlan; Cian Dolan for James Kelly.
Gavin McFadden; Dean Boyce, Eddie Boyce, Emmett Conaghan, Dean Burgess, Shay Durning, Caolan Bolton, Mark Flood, Adam Serriha, Hugh McMenamin, Jamie Heena, Paddy McCarron, Ciaran McHugh, Patrick Ferry.

Last modified: Friday, 29 May 2020 at 3:22pm