Two high-scoring wins in MacRoryNovember 14, 2019
Danske Bank MacRory Cup
Group A newcomers Cathair Dhoire and Inis Eoghain both found themselves in trouble in their Danske Bank MacRory Cup games on Thursday.
St Macartan’s Monaghan 4-13 Cathair Dhoire 0-8
FIRST half goals from Karl Gallagher and Niall McKenna set St Macartan’s Monaghan up for a fairly comfortable victory in Garvaghey in Group A of the Danske Bank MacRory Cup yesterday.
The Sem had too much experience for the Derry city amalgamation who joined the competition this season for the first time. Gallagher, Chrissy Flood, Michael Meehan and Eoghan McGinnity were prominent as the Monaghan side went into an interval lead of 2-5 to 0-6.
Cathair Dhoire relied on frees from Cahair McMonagle to keep them in touch during the opening half, but St Macartan’s moved up a gear after the break with further goals from Eoghan McGinnity and Lochlainn Power.
Shane McElhinney, Naoise Ó Mianáin and Shea Browne kept going for Cathair Dhoire but their front three of McMonagle, Liam Connelly and Jude óg Moore could get no change out of the Monaghan full-back line
St Macartan’s : Eoghan McGinnity (1-4), Niall McKenna (1-2), Lochlainn Power (1-1), Karl Gallagher (1-1), Ben Ryan (0-2), Conor McCooey (0-2), Tiarnan Kierans (0-1), Alastair Stewart (0-1)
Cathair Dhoire : Cahair McMonagle (0-5), Shea Brown (0-1), Caolan O’Kane (0-1), Aaron McDuff (0-1)
St Patrick’s Dungannon 12-17 Scoileanna Inis Eoghain 2-8
IT WAS a tough night for Scoileanna Inis Eoghain under the Owenbeg lights with St Patrick’s Academy opening their defence again and again to run in 12 goals over the hour, with seven of them coming in the opening half.
The Academy led by 7-9 to 1-3 at the break, Sean Cowan setting the pace with an early goal and Luke Donnelly and Ronan McHugh hitting two each.
It was to Inis Eoghain’s credit that they kept fighting with Christopher McDaid the goal-scorer in the first half and the excellent Josh Conlon adding 1-3 after the break.
However the Academy were flying up front and kept finding the net right up to Sean Cowan’s strike a few minutes from time.
The Group D game between St Michael’s Enniskillen and St Colman’s Newry had to be postponed last Saturday and is scheduled for tomorrow, but late last night the schools were still trying to nail down a pitch.
Academy : Luke Donnelly (3-2), Scott McCann (3-2), Sean Cowan (2-4), Ronan McHugh (2-4), Shea Daly (1-2), Shane Donnelly (1-1), Eoghan Donnelly (0-1), Sean McLaughlin (0-1), Michael O’Neill (0-1), Tiarnan O’Neill (0-1)
Inis Eoghain : Josh Conlon (1-5), Christopher McDaid (1-0), Luke Doherty (0-1), Oisin Crawford (0-1), Kevin Jordan (0-1)