Northern Switchgear S F Championship (round four)
St Ergnat’s Moneyglass 0-09 Erin’s Own Cargin 2-12
Having failed to score in their first championship encounter with near neighbours and current senior champions Cargin, Moneyglass showed a lot of improvement on Wednesday night but were beaten in the end to a superior Cargin team.
In fact the home side were very much in contention for much of the proceedings and only trailed by a couple of points at the end of a first period in which they gave as good as they got.
Moneyglass were first to register with a foul on Conaill Prenter firmly punished when Colum Duffin delivered between the posts.
The Toome men finally opened their account from a Tomas McCann free in the 15th minute and after Patrick McCormick replied for the home side it was well into the second quarter before back to back points from McCann and Pat Shivers gave the visitors a -0-03 to 0-02 advantage.
Cargin moved 0-05 to 0-03 ahead after a forgettable first thirty minutes in which they found it difficult to find the posts and a Patrick Mc Cormick 40th minute point ensured parity on the board at 0-07 apiece and a major shock looked on the cards.
Conaill Prenter, who proved a thorn in the side of the Cargin defence from the outset was first to strike with a 31st minute point and although both Pat Shivers and replacement Mark Kelly followed suit at the other end, points from Peter McCormick, Colum Duffin, and the busy Patrick McCormick saw the sides level at 0-07 apiece and the reigning champions looked in trouble.
The home side seemed to be taking charge at this stage as Colum Duffin pointed them ahead from a free following an indiscretion on Conaill Prenter and an upset looked on the cards.
Cargin had struggled for most of the game but seeing their hosts move to the front seemed to spur them into decisive action and they finished the game strongly to win with something to spare.
A slick approach involving Benen Kelly, Paudie Mc Laughlin, and Ciaran Bradley saw Tomas Mc Cann fire low and hard to the net for the game’s opening goal.
McCann added a brace of points with the hard working James Mc Meill replying with a Moneyglass point in the 47th minute but it was to be St. Ergnat’s last score of the game.
Cargin went on to dominate the closing stages with Ciaran Bradley, Sean O’ Neill and Tomas McCann adding further points before Benen Kelly and Paudie McLaughlin opened the way for Ciaran Bradley to grab their second goal to see Cargin breast the winning line with a 2-12 to 0-09 winning advantage.
Moneyglass: Gary Murray, Luke O’ Donnell. Tiernan Duffin, Jervis Weir, Fearghal Duffin, Conor Boyd, James Mc Meill (0-01), Peter Mc Cormick (0-01), Colum Duffin (0-04), Jack Mc Coy, Patrick Mc Cormick (0-02), Declan Neeson, Sean Kelly, Conaill Prenter (0-01), Aidan Mc Erlain
James Mc Cormick
Cargin: Michael Magill, Sean og Quinn, Kevin O’ Boyle, Brendan Laverty, Gerard Mc Corley, Ronan Gribbin, Sean og O’ Neill (0-01), Gerard Mc Cann, John Carron, Ciaran Bradley (1-01), Jamie Gribbin, Paul Mc cann, Pat Shivers (0-03), Tomas Mc Cann (1-06), David Johnston
Mark Kelly for J Gribbin
Benen Kelly for G Mc Corley
Referee C McDonald (St Gall’s)
Eunan Quinn for P Mc Cann
Paudie Mc Laughlin for Pat Shivers
Kevin Mc Shane for J Carron