Strong first half sets the Tower up for the win

Danske Bank Gallagher Cup Hurling

St Killian’s 6-7 St Pat’s Maghera 4-9

A strong first half performance sets at Killian’s Garron Tower up for a win over St. Pats Maghera in Tuesday’s Gallagher Cup match at Allen Park, Antrim. Three goals from full forward Cahir McCambridge and one from Shane McQuillan gave the north Antrim boys a healthy lead and they went into the break in a starong position, leading by 4-4 to 0-5.

The second half with a different game however as St. Pats came out fighting. A goal and a point within 60 seconds of the restart from PJ Glover got the Maghera school back into the game, and when they added another 1-1 through Fionn Charlton five minutes later the gap was down to just 3. The Tower boys rallied and another goal by McCambridge was followed by one from Connlaoth McNaughton steadied the ship. However St Pat’s were always threatening and  they added a further two goals through St Killian’s did well to end up winning by Joe Conway and Owen O,’Neil to trail at the last by just four points.

Overall there were good performances from Cahir McCambridge, Shane McQuillan and Connor’s McNaughton in the forwards, with Dillon McNaughton working hard at midfield. Paddy Morgan, Kieran Graham and Brian McNeill were very good in defence.

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