First win against Aggies puts Loch Mor in pole position for quarter-final place

Casement SC JHC Group 3

Loch Mor Dal gCais 4-13 St. Agnes 3-12

Photographs: Bert Trowlen

In an exciting and enthralling contest at O Donnell/ Doherty Park Loch Mor emerged narrow winners at the full time whistle.

StAgnes got off to a slow start conceding 1-3 in the first ten minutes but gradually grew into the game registering five points from talisman Kevin Grieve 0-3 and Mark “Cods” Caldwell leading the revival. Half time score StAgnes 1-7 Loch Mor Dal cGais 1-6.

The half time break came at the wrong time for the black and whites breaking up their momentum. The opposite was the case for Loch Mor who registered 2-3 to 0-1 before the next water break .The final quarter was the Aggies best spell in the game scoring 2-4 to Loch Mor 0-4.Going into injury time the Aggies trailed by a point and were pressing hard for the equaliser when a counter attack from the big lough men resulted in a goal from David McCullagh. 

This was a historic win for Loch Mor Dal gGais registering their first ever win over StAgnes and were understandably ecstatic at the long whistle.

The Aggies battled valiantly and were probably a wee bit unlucky not to have got the draw.

A daunting task faces the Aggies next week at home to Cushendun while Loch Mor await the outcome.

St. Agnes: Christopher Fay, Aaron McQuillan, Martin Robb, Briondan McLarnon, Brian Keatings, Ronan Carroll, Matt Carlin, Kevin Grieve, Anthony Mulvenna, Cormac Flannery, Conor McLean, Adam O’Rourke, Gerard McCann, Mark Caldwell, Dillon Grieve. Subs: 17-John Morgan, 18-Daniel O’Connell,  19-Neil Gillespie, 20-Sean Quirke, 21-Sean Hayes, 23- Christopher McPeake, 24- Sean Hayes, 24-Stephen McIlhatton

St Agnes scorers: Kevin Grieve 2-8 (0-5frees) James Halleron 1-0,Mark Caldwell 0-2,Ronan Carroll 0-1,Conor McLean 0-1.

Loch Mor Dal gCais: Bailey Graham, Declan Phillips, Gerard Pickering, Oisin O’Boyle, Ruairi Bannon, Conor Jones, Aaron Monaghan, Ruairi Moran, Manus Carson, Sean Burke, Cormac Dwyer, Conor Mulholland, Darragh Turley, Lorcan Rooney, David Michael McCullagh. Subs: 16- Michael Morgan, 17- Martin Branniff, 18- Reece McDonnell, 19- Paul Molloy, 20- Edward Fallon

Loch Mor Dal cGais scorers: David McCullagh 2-4,Sean Burke 1-2,Ruari Moran 0-3,Lorca Rooney 1-1,Conor Jones 0-1,Darragh Turley 0-2.

Referee: Patrick Tumelty

This win moves Loch Mor Dal gCais into second place in Group 3 and with St. Agnes facing a Goliath task in their final game against Cushendun, should see the Lough Shore combination qualify for the quarter-finals in second place

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