Strong 2nd half has St Ronan’s in Colmchille final

April 10, 2017

Danske Bank Corn Cholmcille semi-final

St Ronan’s Lurgan 6-18 St Mary’s CBS Belfast 4-5

St Ronan’s Lurgan came from a point down at the break in Magheralin yesterday to reach their first ever Danske Bank Corn Cholmchille final with a comfortable win over St Mary’s CBGS Belfast.

Granted there was a strong breeze favouring St Mary’s during the opening half, but the Lurgan boys really turned up the pressure during the second half, in control in most areas of the pitch.

James Moore accounted for their first half goal and he and Niall Cully each added two points as St Ronan’s trailed by 1-8 to 3-3 at the turnover.

Joel Panikulangara, Niall Fallon and Matthew Lawler had accounted for the St Mary’s goals, but they were hit just after the break by goals from Jack Mulgrew and a fortuitous 45 from Niall Crilly that deceived the defence and ended in the net.

From then until the end, Lurgan tagged on score after score with three substitutes getting in on the act and laying down a marker for the line-out in the final – Rogan McVeigh and Diarmaid Magee both goaled and Adamh Towe added a point.

The second semi-final is between St Pius X Magherafelt and St Patrick’s Armagh.

St Ronan’s : Niall Crilly 1-6, James Moore 1-4, Jack Mulgrew 1-2, Cianan Campbell 1-2, Declan Mallon 0-2, Jamie Kearney 0-1, Rogan McVeigh 1-0, Diarmaid Magee 1-0, Adamh Towe 0-1

St Mary’s : Niall Fallon 2-1, Joel Panikulangara 1-1, Matthew Lawlor 1-0, Niall McGarry 0-3