Cavan into Corn na nÓg deciderNovember 27, 2017
Danske Bank Corn na nÓg semi-final
St Patrick’s Cavan 2-12 Abbey CBS 1-10
A late goal from Richard Ayodele clinched a place in the Danske Bank Corn na nÓg final for St Patrick’s Cavan at Middletown yesterday.
That goal at the end of a good Cavan move was badly needed as Abbey had closed in to just two points and seemed to have all the momentum. Donal McSorley added a point after the goal and the only response Abbey could muster was a late point from the impressive Eoin Loughran.
Others to show up well for Abbey were goalie Aaron Kelly, Matthew Morgan in defence and Adam Garvey in midfield, while Cavan had fine defenders in Kevin Lovett and Caolan Smith with McSorley and Emmanuel Sheku always a threat up front.
Philip Smith was quickly off the mark for Cavan with a point and then a goal in the opening six minutes. However at the other end a high ball into the area was well fielded by Ronan McAllister and he fired to the net on the turn.
Sheku, Ronan Treanor and Conor Casey added two points each to the Cavan total as they went ahead by 1-8 to 1-4 at the break.
Abbey edged their way back with five points, the pick of them a fine effort from Adam Garvey and it was 1-11 to 1-9 when Ayodele struck for the crucial late goal.
The second semi-final between St Patrick’s Maghera and Omagh CBS goes ahead tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) at MUSA Cookstown.
St Patrick’s : Philip Smith 1-2, Richard Ayodele 1-0, Emmanuel Sheku 0-3, Ronan Treanor 0-2, Conor Casey 0-2, Donal McSorley 0-2, Darragh Lovett 0-1.
Abbey CBS: Ronan McAllister 1-0, Eoin Loughran 0-5, Zack Murdock 0-3, Adam Garvey 0-1, Luke McKeever 0-1.