Cathair Dhoire pay MacRory penaltyJanuary 16, 2020
Danske Bank MacRory Cup Eliminator
Cathair Dhoire 1-9 Patrician Carrickmacross 1-10
A PLAYER down and a point behind with time running out Patrician Carrickmacross were thrown a life-line when they were awarded a penalty with substitute John Oates hauled down after he claimed a high ball in the Cathair Dhoire area.
He handed the ball to Donnach Swinburne who slotted the spot-kick into the bottom left corner for the decisive score in a superb Danske Bank MacRory Cup Round 1 Eliminator in Celtic Park last night.
There were seven additional minutes played, but it only delivered a pointed free from Cahir McMonagle and the home side were left to curse their luck.
Doire played with 15 players in their own half for most of the first 30 minutes against the breeze, but Carrickmacross showed patience to break them down and gradually built up a seven points’ lead with Kyle Connolly’s effort in the middle of that run the pick of the scores.
Doire eventually worked the ball up-field and McMonagle converted a free to make it 0-7 to 0-1 after 20 minutes.
The teams swopped points before Jack Boyce went on a jinking run. His shot was blocked, but Shea Browne followed through to force the ball into the net off a diving Jude óg Moore – and suddenly the home side was in with a great chance at 0-9 to 1-2 at the beak.
But Patrician started the second half with a point from Farrelly. However McMonagle replied with three points in a row and Oran McMenamin and Jack Boyce added scores to level the game at 1-7 to 0-10.
Doire then grabbed the lead for the first time on 52 minutes when Boyce drove over from close range and things seemed to get worse for Carrick when a high tackle from Ryan Kennedy earned him his second yellow card.
But the penalty award and conversion saved the Monaghan side and they will line up against St Eunan’s Letterkenny in the next round.
Cathair Dhoire: Adam Harrigan, Thomas Logue, Naoise O’Mianain, Padhraig Nelis, Caolan O’Kane, Shane McElhinney, Michael Lynch, Conaire Molloy, Oran McMenamin (0-1f), Jack Boyce (0-2), Shea Browne, Tiarnan O’Connor (0-1), Cahir McMonagle (0-5, 4f), Jude Og Moore (1-0), Liam Connolly.
Subs: Mark McGilligan for M Lynch (inj)(60).
Patrician HS: Ciaran O’Reilly, Conor Cumiskey, Shane Hanratty, Ronan Grimes (0-1), Harry Corscadden, Jack McGeown, Kyle Connolly (0-2), Ryan Kennedy, Ciaran Finnegan, Ryan Farrelly (0-2), Sean Jones (0-3, 2f), Dylan Byrne, Oisin O’Hanlon (0-1), Liam McDonald (0-1), Donnach Swinburne (1-0 pen).
Subs: Diarmaid Marron for H Corscadden (HT), Cormac Sheedy for O O’Hanlon (51), Joe Kirk for C O’Reilly (54), John Oates for K Connolly (59), Cian Conlon for D Swinburne (62), Daniel McCahey for R Farrelly (65).