Cracking MacRory Cup draw in KilleeshilOctober 24, 2018
Danske Bank MacRory Cup
St Michael’s Enniskillen 1-11 St Colman’s Newry 1-11
WHEN St Michael’s Enniskillen, playing with the aid of the breeze, took a five points’ lead in the 52nd minute, they looked a safe bet to pick up both points in this Danske Bank MacRory Cup group game in Killeeshil.
Yet if Sean McNally had not turned Eamon Brown’s very late pile-driver over the bar, they could well have ended up with nothing. Both teams will look at a point lost maybe, but at the same time both Cathal Murray and Dominic Corrigan should be happy enough their side avoided defeat in a cracking opening game in the group.
St Michael’s would have been the happier side with a 0-6 to 0-5 interval lead, given that they had played against the breeze. Conor Love accounted for three of those Enniskillen points while Tom Close scored twice for a slow-to-start St Colman’s team.
Close and Eoghan Byrne put St Colman’s 0-8 to 0-6 ahead early in the second half. But Josh Largo-Ellis fired over twice before substitute Gavin Quigley scored the Enniskillen goal just two minutes after coming off the bench. Largo-Ellis and Love tagged on points before the Newry fight-back began.
Eoghan Byrne placed Eamon Brown for their goal in the 53rd minute and, despite Quigley pointing for St Michael’s, Byrne and Burns delivered the late points for the draw.
St Colman’s : Eamon Brown (1-3, 0-2 frees), Eoghan Byrne (0-3, 0-1 free), Tom Close (0-3, 0-1 free), Conor Doherty (0-1), Ryan Cunningham (0-1),
St Michael’s : Gavin Quigley (1-1), Conor Love (0-4, 0-1 free), Josh Largo-Ellis (0-3), Brendan Horan (0-1), Tom Keenan (0-1), Caolan Duffy (0-1)