Keady and Convent Progress in Casement Cup

October 23, 2017

Danske Bank Casement Cup

Semi-final : St Patrick’s Keady 0-15 OLSP’s Knock 1-11

Eight points in a row during the third quarter turned on its head this Danske Bank Casement Cup hurling semi-final in the new Eoghan Rua pitch in Dungannon and sent holders St Patrick’s Keady back into the final.

Our Lady’s and St Patrick’s Knock dictated the first half with Ciaran Crawford keeping All-star Paul Green well in check.

The south-east Belfast school led by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break with Sean Hughes from Bredagh delivering five of those scores.

However Keady switched Green to midfield for the start of the second half and he and Fionntan Donnelly tapped over seven scores between them as the holders went six points clear.

Crawford eventually moved out on Green but, despite a goal from Sean Hughes, the damage had been done and Keady could only close to 1-10 to 0-14 before Green added an insurance point so that Hughes’ late point wasn’t enough for Knock.

Keady : Fionntan Donnelly 0-8, 0-7 frees, Paul Green 0-4, Stephen McKearney 0-1, Sean óg McGuiness 0-1, Tiarnan O’Neill 0-1.

Knock : Sean Hughes 1-7, 0-6 frees, Ryan Coulter 0-2, Conor Sullivan 0-1, Oliver Monaghan 0-1.


Danske Bank Casement Cup

Quarter-final : St Mary’s Magherafelt 1-10 St Patrick’s Downpatrick 1-6

A good first half gave St Mary’s Magherafelt a cushion to withstand a second half comeback from St Patrick’s Downpatrick and set up a Danske Bank Casement Cup semi-final with Rathmore Grammar on Friday evening.

St Mary’s led by 1-7 to 0-2 at the break with Ruairí Keenan the goal-scorer and James Crawford landing four frees in his total of 0-5.

After the break defenders Tiarnan McAteer and Dara Kelly came into their own and every time that the Red High boys seemed to making inroads, Keenan, then Crawford and finally Ciaran Doyle tapped over points to extend the gap.

Sub Gerard Quinn gave Downpatrick a glimmer of hope with a goal but Magherafelt’s discipline in defence kept them ahead and comfortable.

St Mary’s : Ruairí Keenan 1-2, James Crawford 0-6, 0-5 frees, Ciaran Doyle 0-1, Dara Kelly 0-1.

St Patrick’s : Gerard Quinn 1-0, Ciaran Watson 0-3 frees, Niall Milligan 0-1, Pearse Davidson 0-1, Tim Prenter 0-1.