Johnnies hang on to beat the Shamrocks

ACHL Division 1

Loughgiel 2-10  St John’s 0-17

By Darach O’Mullan

St John’s recorded a narrow win over Loughgiel in Sunday’s Division 1 League game at Fr Healy Park on Sunday in a game played in a constant downpour. In a highly competitive game the Johnnies ability to pick off points gave them the edge in a hard fought physical game.

With Michael Dudley, Conor Johnston and Aaron Bradley to the fore for the visitors they forged ahead early one, Bradley’s accuracy from frees proving a major factor. At the other end Rian McMullan, in his first season of senior hurling, was keeping the Shamrocks in touch and his 1-3 in the first half kept his team in touch.

A good point from Ryan McKee early in the second half saw the Shamrocks get more into the game, but Aaron Bradley free taking was keeping the visitors comfortably in front. A goal from Shan McGrath brought Loughgiel right back into the game but St John’s ability to pick of their points saw them over the line with just a point to spare to give the Corrigan Park men a morale boosting win.


1. Chrissy O’Connell. 2. OD Laverty. 3. Tony McCloskey 4. Ronan McCloskey 5. Cathal McMullan. 6. Declan McCloskey . 7. Odhran McFadden. 8. Ryan McKee. 9. Donal McKinley. 10. Callum McKendry. 11. Eddie McCloskey. 12. Shane O’Boyle. 13. Rian McMullan. 14. Daniel McCloskey 15. Shan McGrath. 17. Paul Boyle. 18. Cormac McFadden. 19. Christy McGarry. 20. Ciaran McKay. 21. Declan Laverty. 22. Michael McGarry. 23. Daniel McPeake. 24. John Francis Connolly.

St John’s

1. Declan Cregan. 2. Aidan McMahon 3. Ciaran Kerr. 4. Conor Carson. 5. Stephen Tierney. 6. Cónall Morgan. 7. Conall Bohill. 8. Jim Peoples. 9. Andrew McGowan. 10. Conor Johnston. 11. Oisin Donnelly. 12. Shea Shannon. 13. Dónall Carson. 14. Michial Dudley. 15. Aaron Bradley. 16. Simon Doherty. 17. Jack Bohill. 20. Danaan McKeogh. 21. Ciaran McKenna. 22. Lorcan Heenan. 24. Domhnall Nugent.

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