Favourites Rasharkin on course for the double

Graham Tarmac JFC Group 2

Rasarkin 3-15 St Malachys 0-05

Division 3 league winners Rasharkin remain on course for the double following this comprehensive victory over St. Malachy’s on Friday night. Rasharkin started brightly with Ryan Lynch raising the first point of the day after only a minute but St Malachy’s responded with a point of their own to level the game.

St. Mary’s began to settle and they struck in devastating fashion with a goal from Colm Kennedy and when Ruiri O’Boyle struck with a second in the12th minute they took control of the game.

 St. Malachy’s responded through two pointed frees but points from Ryan Lynch and Shane Hasson started to put daylight between he sides. The visitors were starting to turn on the style and the impressive Lynch added two more points to extend their lead.

It seemed only a matter of time until a third goal arrived and Rasharkin finished the half with a great team goal as Donagh Quigg fired high into the top corner of the net

Half time score: Rasharkin 3-06St Malachys 0-03

The second half started much the same as the first and Ryan Lynch pointed an early free to extend the St. Mary’s lead. Four further points would follow, 0-3 from the impressive Lynch and 1 from Fearghal Kennedy with St Malachy’s rallying with points in 43d and 50th minutes as Rasharkin emptied their bench.

Rasharkin finished the game strongly and added further points from Oran McMullan, Oisin Casey and top scorer Lynch to run out convincing winners.

Notable performers on the night for the men from Dreen were Ruairi O’Boyle, Colm Kennedy, Cormac McMullan, while Ryan Lynch was in impressive scoring form for the South West side and   Rasharkin now advance to the championship semi-final.

Despite this heavy defeat all is not yet lost for the men from the Markets as they qualify for the quarter-finals

Rasharkin team

1 Andrew Hasson

2 Pearse Kelly

3 Conor Hasson

4 Fergus Quigg

5 Fearghal Kennedy

6 Donagh Quigg

7 Cormac McMullan

8 Thomas McMullan

9 Ruairi O’Boyle

10 Shane Hasson

11 Oisin Casey

12 Oran McMullan

13 Colm Kennedy

14 Tiernan O’Boyle

15 Ryan Lynch

16 Conor Higgins

17 Pearse McTague

18 Cathal Mooney

19 Eamonn McNeill

20 Daniel Doherty

21 Ethan McAfee

22 Darach Duffin

23 Brian Og O’Neill

Rasharkin scorers

Ryan lynch 0-10 5f

Oran McMullan 0-02

Oisin casey 0-01

Colm kennedy 1-00

Donagh Quigg 1-00

Shane Hasson 0-01

Fearghal Kennedy 0-01

Ruairi O’Boyle 1-00

Rasharkin subs:

Cathal Mooney for Thomas Mc Mullan 26 mins

Pearse McTeague for Fearghal Kennedy 38 mins

Daniel Doherty for Tiernan O’Boyle 48 mins

Conor Higgins for Conor Hasson 48 mins

Referee: Paul Burns (St Comgalls)

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