Rasharkin’s relentless push continues

ACFL Division 3

Eire og 2-05 Rasharkin 3-14

Rasharkin’s relentless push towards the division 3 title continues as they travelled to Belfast on Sunday. The men from Dreen were forced to up their game during the second half after Eire Og had out played them in the opening thirty minute and took a deserved two point lead into the break.

Whatever was said during the interval seemed to do the trick however as Rasharkin found another gear, or several gears on the restart to pull away and win comfortable to keep them firmly on course for the division 3 title.

The visitors started brightly with Eammon McNeill hitting the first two points of the game and another from Fergus Quigg had them three in front before Eire Og replied with two fine points from their centre half forward.

A fine goal from Eammon McNeill and a Shane Hasson point moved St. Mary’s four clear after 15 minutes but they seemed to lose their way at this stage.

It was Eire Og who came strong during the second quarter and they replied with points in the 23d and 25th minutes and finished the half well on top with two fine goals.

The visitors looked a bit shocked as they headed for the half time team talk but they returned a much more focused side for the second half and immediately set about reducing the Og’s lead

Oran McMullan, Eammon McNeill, Ryan Lynch and Shane Hasson hit the first four points of the second half and Ryan Lynch fired home from the penalty spot aftyer Daniel Doherty was fouled to turn the game on its head.

Shane Hasson then converted a 20 meter free before the score of the game and possibly the season when Ryan Lynch fired over from a sideline kick from way out on the right and there would be no way back for the Belfast side.

The visitors continued to carry the game to the opposition asd Daniel Doherty fired low to the corner of the net on 50 minutes to kill the game as a contest with the home side’s only contribution coming from points in the 48th and 51st minutes.

St. Mary’s continued to carry the game to the opposition in the closing minutes and added points from Shane Hasson, James Higgins and another from Cathal Mooney which brought the biggest cheer of the day from the travelling faithful.

Rasharkin: 1 Oisin Johnston 2 Pearse Kelly 3 Emmett McFerran 4 Pearse McTague

5 Conor Higgins 6 Conor Hasson 7 Fergus Quigg 8 Cathal Mooney 9 Ruairi O’Boyle 10 Cormac McMullan 11 Shane Hasson 12 Oran Mc Mullan 13 Oisin Casey 14 Eamonn Mc Neill 15 Ryan Lynch


Colm kennedy for conor  Higgins 34 mins

Daniel doherty for oran mc mullan 41mins

James Higgins for pearse mc tague 46 mins

Killian o boyle for cormac mc mullan  56 mins

Ethan McAffee

Jake Quinn for Ryan Lynch

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