Gaelcholáiste Dhoire collect Nannery Cup
But it took two goals from Gerard Hegarty in the last ten minutes to rescue a game that looked to be going away from the Dungiven side.
Gaelcholáiste were the better side during the first half and a goal from Peadar Pio Peoples and some fine points from Rian Coyle, Gerard Hegarty and Jude Connery saw them lead by 1-4 to 0-1 coming into the break.
Banbridge were pressing hard however and were awarded a penalty that Declan McGovern confidently struck past Gaelcholáiste captain Ciaran Murray.
That score seemed to energise the Down team for the second half and Gaelcholáiste couldn’t break past their half-back line as McGovern, Patrick Devlin, Padraig Maguire and Henry Murphy took the game to their opponents.
Points from Eoghan Fitzpatrick, Murphy and Daniel Wallace edged them a point clear entering the last ten minutes with all the momentum behind them.
However Gaelcholáiste dug deep and a rather fortuitous goal from Gerard Hegarty got them back into the lead with Hegarty’s second goal sealing the game at the very end.
Gaelcholáiste Dhoire 3-06
St Patrick’s Banbridge 1-06
Gaelcholáiste scorers: Gerard Hegarty 2-4, Peadar Pio Peoples 1-0, Rian Coyle 0-1, Jude Connery 0-1
St Patrick’s scorers: Declan Mc Govern 1-1, Eoghan Fitzpatrick 0-2, Henry Murphy 0-2, Daniel Wallace 0-1
NANNERY CUP FINAL 🏆
🗓 Tuesday 01 March 2022
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