Unbeaten Rasharkin continue to impress

ACFL Division 3

Rasharkin 1-14 Loachra Loch Loa 0-06

Rasharkin continued their unbeaten start to life in division 3 with an eleven point win over Loachra Loch Lao but were made to work hard by the visitors who were well organised and competitive throughout.

The game had a slow start as Loachra Loch Loa started with a very defensive setup and while Rasharkin had lots of possession they were finding it tough to break through a well organised visitor’s defence.

It took until the 6th minute before Ryan Lynch opened the scoring with a point but there was then a long delay as Lynch had to leave the field with an injury.

A second point from Colm Kennedy left the score at 2 points to no score at the first water break.

Rasharkin were much improved after the break and were more incisive in attack resulting in 2 pointed frees from Shane Hasson and a further score from Oran McMullan.  Rasharkin were now in command and added further points from Hasson and two from full forward Eamonn McNeill.  The decisive score of the game then came from new addition Seamus Ellis as the Glenties native cut through and fired to the net after a great run.  Half time score Rasharkin 1-08 Loachra Loch Lao 0-02.

Loachra started the second half impressively as they came out of their defensive shell and were winning primary possession around the middle third.  They reeled off the next 3 scores and were challenging hard all over the pitch.  Rasharkin midfielder Thomas McMullan was sent off for a second yellow card in the 40th minute but Loachra Loch Lao were unable to sustain the challenge as Rasharkin turned the tide and added scores from Killian O’Boyle, Seamus Ellis and 2 pointed frees from Shane Hasson.

Loachra Loch Lao tagged on another score but Rasharkin were never troubled and comfortably saw out the game with a super long range free from Tiernan O’Boyle. 

Rasharkin Team:

1 Ryan Doherty

2 Conor Doherty

3 Donagh Quigg

4 Fearghal Kennedy

5 Oran McMullan 0-01

6 Thomas McMullan

7 Fergus Quigg

8 Jack Quinn

9 Tiernan O’Boyle 0-01 (1f)

10 Ruairi O’Boyle

11 Ryan Lynch

12 Colm Kennedy 0-01

13 Shane Hasson 0-06 (4f)

14 Eamonn McNeill 0-02

15 Killian O’Boyle 0-01

Subs

Seamus Ellis (1-01) 

Cathair Henderson

Callum Montgomery

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