St. Enda’s finally off the mark

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St. Enda’s 1-18 St. Mary’s Ahoghill 0-12

St. Enda’s finally got their 2021 season up and running following this good nine point win over St. Mary’s Ahoghill at Hightown last night. The Glengormley men have come close in all three of their encounters to date, losing by a late goal in Aghagallon and losing by the minimum to Lamh Dhearg and Gort na Mona and they were determined to put matters right at the fourth attempt.

The visitors cause certainly wasn’t helped when they lost Patrick Graham through injury after five minutes. Both sides opened sharply with the sides sharing the opening four points with Conor McAuley and Eoin Nagle on target for the home side and Owen Neeson and Niall O’Connell the men on target for the visitors.

Slowly the Glengormley men began to get on top however and McAuley hit two more points and another from Eoin Nagle had St. Enda’s three to the good by the 7th minute as Patrick Graham was forced off injured.

Cormac Morgan and James O’Connell exchanged point prior to the first water break where St. Enda’s led by 0-6 to 0-3 and it was O’Connell’s scoring prowess both from play and the placed ball that kept the score board ticking as he accounted for five of their next six points leading up to the break, the other coming from Tom McGlone.

It was St. Enda’s who kept the scoreboard tick during this period with (26?) putting them in the driving seat following a great flowing move from a turnover in defence to a palm into the Ahoghill net in the 25th minute.

By half time the Hightown side had moved 1-11 to 0-9 ahead with Kristian Healey, Ronan Healey and Gerard Crossey amongst the point scorers for the home side.

On the restart James O’Connell gave the Ahoghill side fresh hop as he pointed in the first minute to close the gap to four but the visitors wouldn’t score again for the next 19 minutes as St. Enda’s started to turn the screw.

They rattled off five points of their own as the Ahoghill challenge welted with Fionn Nagle, Donal Walsh, Kristian Healey and Michael Morgan leading the charge to put nine points between the sides and it was as good as over at this stage.

St. Mary’s did pull a couple back through the outstanding James O’Connell and Fionnbar O’Neill but these were merely consolation score with St. Enda’s concluding the scoring with late efforts from Donal Walsh and Cormac Morgan to run home convincing winners.

Paddy Flood, Fiontan Eastwood, Padraig Hamilton, Niall Healey, Michael McNamee, Conor Maxwell, Ronan O’Neill, Kristian Healey, Michael Morgan, Donal Walsh, Gerard Crossey, Finton O’Connor, Eoin Nagle, Cormac Morgan, Fionn Nagle, Conor McAuley

St. Mary’s Ahoghill: Francis Neeson, Joseph Logan, Martin Graham, Bernard Graham, Ronan Graham, Patrick Graham, Fionnbar O’Neill, Tom McGlone, Paddy Dougan, Michael O’Connell, Neil O’Connell, Dan O’Neill, Owen Neeson, Donal Graham, James O’Connell. Subs: Colla McDonnell for Patrick Graham,

Could someone send me through the St. Enda’s team, scorers and subs. I’m missing a couple of names

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