St Eunan’s stun Maghera in MacRoryDecember 04, 2019
From Michael McMullan in Banagher
St Eunan’s Letterkenny 4-6 St Patrick’s Maghera 1-8
A 19th minute goal from Jack Alcron put St Eunan’s on their way to a deserving win over St Patrick’s Maghera at a bustery Banagher yesterday.
The Letterkenny sides dominated the midfield exchanges and with a devastating counter-attacking game, they tore Maghera asunder in the second-half.
St Eunan’s played into the wind in the first-half but Alcorn’s goal, after Dylan Dougan’s pass to the dangerous Shane Monaghan split the Maghera defence, gave them the impetus to lead 1-3 to 0-2 at the break.
Cahir Higgins scored both points for a Maghera team who were bossed out in virtually ever sector of the pitch.
Sean Kearney hit an early second-half point but it wasn’t long before Letterkenny went on the rampage and Kieran Tobin went upfield to palm home a goal, created by Alcorn and Monaghan.
A 43rd minute goal from Shane O’Donnell, made by a lung-busting run by corner back Jamie Grant put Eunan’s 3-4 to 0-5 ahead.
Tiernan Higgins punched a crossfield ball to the net for a late Maghera goal but St Eunan’s weren’t finished. Once again full back Tobin went on a charge upfield and Monaghan grabbed the goal his play threatened.
Letterkenny scorers: Shane O’Donnell, Shane Monaghan (1-2 each), Jack Alcorn, Kieran Tobin (1-0 each) and Eoin Dowling (0-2f)
Maghera scorers: Sean Kearney (0-4, 1f), Tiernan Higgins (1-0), Cahir Higgins (0-2), Charlie Diamond (free) and Marc Dixon (0-1 each).