Late Lynch points give Rasharkin first win

Larkin Cassidy Solicitors IFC

Group 2

Rasharkin 2-10 (16) Lisburn 0-15 (15)

St. Mary’s Rasharkin recorded their first win in this year’s Intermediate Championship Group 2 when they edged out a spirited Naom Padraig Lisburn at Dreen today.

Little separated these two sides when they met at the same venue on the opening day of the league division 3 before the lockdown and it took two late points to edge the home side over the line today.

The sides were level at half time with a Donagh Quigg goal in the 28th minute getting St. Mary’s back on terms when Naomh Padraig looked to be heading into a half time lead.

Quigg added a point with Ruairi O’Boyle, Cahir Henderson and Shane Hasson 0-2 the other first half scorers for the home side. Francis McMeel 0-3, Ben McMullan 0-2, Conor Dixon 0-2 and Aaron Thompson were on the mark for the visitors and there was nothing between the sides at this stage.

Dylan O’Doherty edged Rasharkin ahead with a 7th minute point on the restart but Conor Dixon levelled matters once more as he replied for the Lisburn men.

Shane Hasson edged his side two in front but Conor Dixon responded again before the Dreen side were awarded a penalty.

Peter O’Neill in the Naomh Padraig goal got down to make a good save but Cahir Henderson reacted quickest and returned the rebound to the net and at this stage Rasharkin appeared to be taking control.

The visitors had other ideas however and they came back strongly to take the lead with Ben McMullan, Francis McMeel and Conor Dixon prominent and McMullan’s 57th minute point looked to have given them their first win in the championship.

Rasharkin were not yet finished and, not for the first time, Ryan Lynch became their saviour with two late points to give his side victory and consign the Lisburn men to a cruel defeat

St Mary’s Rasharkin

1 – Ryan Doherty, 2 – Donagh Quigg (1-1: 19th min, 28th min Goal), 3 – Emmet McFerran, 4 – Daniel Doherty, 5 – Fergus Quigg, 6 – Conor Hasson, 7 – Dylan O’Doherty (0-1:), 8 – Jack Quinn, 9 – Kealan Darragh, 10 – Ruairi OBoyle (0-1), 11 – Eammon McNeill, 12 – Colm Kennedy, 13 – Cahir Henderson (1-1), 14 – Shane Hasson (0-4), 15 – Ryan Lynch (0-2)

SUBS 15mins: Thomas Doherty for Eamon McNeill 38mins: Pearse Kelly for Dylan O’Doherty 46mins: Thomas McMullan for Jack Quinn

Lisburn: 1. Peter O’Neill, 2. Paul Law, 3. Thomas Burns, 4. Jack McMullan, 5. Mark Chernek (0-1:), 6. Dominic Devine, 7. Eoin Fay, 8. Michael Fegan, 9. Josh McMullan, 10. Ben McMullan (0-2:), 11. Conor Dixon (0-6), 12. Shane McEvoy (0-1) , 13. Francis McMeel (0-4), 14. Aaron Thompson (0-1), 15. Mark Torbitt

Referee: Ryan O’Reilly (Glenravel)

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