Cloney Gaels cruise into semi-final

Andersonstown SC IHC Group 2

St. Paul’s 1-14 Cloney Gaels 4-22

Cloney Gael’s overcame the challenge of St. Paul’s in what was essentially a ‘dead rubber’ to finish top of Group 2 of the Andersonstown SC IHC and secure their place in the semi-final in two weeks-time against St. Gall’s.

Indeed that top spot had been already secured after their last game away to Gort na Mona on the 2nd September and Cloney Gaels would have been forgiven for taking their foot off the pedal for this one but the management team of Hugh Dobbin and Shea O’Hagan were determined to keep the momentum going.

Places are still up for grabs going into the semi-final and one man who did his chances of getting on the team sheet against St. Gall’s is youngster, Colla McDonnell who finished this game with a hat-trick as the Cloney attack ran riot.

James O’Connell once again gave a fine exhibition of free taking, converting five, (2 ‘65’) and one from play while Donal Graham struck some excellent scores from play and recorded 0-6 on the day.

Ahoghill now meet St. Gall’s in two weeks-time while Emmet’s Cushendun and Oisin Glenariffe meet in the other semi-final and both games look hard to call.

Ahoghill scorers: Colla McDonnell 3-1, Donal Graham 0-6, James O’Connell 0-6, Eoin Neeson 1-2, Gerard Graham 0-3, Thomas McGlone, Fionnbar O’Neill, Ronan Graham, Paddy Graham (01 each)

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