St Eunan’s hang on in MacRoryNovember 13, 2019
Danske Bank MacRory Cup
Fri 8th Nov 3pm in Drumragh: St Eunans Letterkenny 0-9 Holy Trinity 0-7
BOTH St Eunan’s Letterkenny and Holy Trinity Cookstown were missing key players for this opening Danske Bank MacRory Cup Group B game in Drumragh yesterday and therefore it wasn’t a huge surprise that both opted to play with just two up front.
That contributed to a low-scoring opening half at the end of which the Donegal side led by 0-4 to 0-2. Keelan Dunleavey scored two of those Letterkenny points, Shane Monaghan and Eoin Dowling the others with Caolan McLaughlin and Eunan O’Neill responding for Cookstown.
St Eunan’s consolidated their position in the third quarter with five unanswered points, two of which came from Monaghan, as Holy Trinity struggled with their own kick-outs.
Eventually the east Tyrone team got moving with Niall Devlin, Patrick Quinn and Eunan O’Neill driving them and three points from O’Neill helped close the gap to 0-9 to 0-7. Indeed Shea Loughran had a goal chance a few minutes from time, but snatched at it and St Eunan’s were able to hold on for what probably was a deserved victory.
Holy Trinity have St Patrick’s Maghera next, while St Eunan’s will play St Patrick’s Cavan next Friday.
St Eunan’s : Shane Monaghan 0-3, Keelan Dunleavey 0-3, Eoin Dowling 0-2, Jack Alcorn 0-1.
Holy Trinity : Eunan O’Neill 0-4, Caolan McLaughlin 0-1, Thomas Doris 0-1, Aidan McAleer 0-1