Graham Tarmac Junior Football Championship
O’Donnell’s 4-21 St Agnes 0-2
O’Donnell’s once again impressed in the Junior Football Championship on Friday evening when they ran up a big score against St Agnes at MacCrory Park, the Cardinal’s men winning by 4-21 to 0-2 to secure a place in the semi-finals.
Playing with the breeze at their backs O’Dee’s started on the front foot and were 0-5 to 0-0 ahead after seven minutes, the scores coming from Sean Pat Donnelly, Joe Wilson (2) Cialan Walsh and PJ Meena. Midfielder Conal Turley got the Aggies on the scoreboard but two more from PJ Meena and one from right half forward Keelan Loughran stretched the O’Donnell’s lead to seven.
The Aggies were struggling to hold on and they got hit with a real killer punch when O’Dee’s grabbed three goals in five minutes through Ciaran McKissack, PJ Meena and Gearoid McKernan to stretch their lead to 3-11 to 0-1 at half time.
St Agnes had more possession in the second half but they could not convert into scores and O’Donnel’s kept picking off the points with Walsh, McKernan, Loughran adding to their totals. St Agnes goalkeeper Martin Duffy made a few good saves to keep the home team at bay, but five minutes from time he was beaten by substitute Conor Walsh who fired home his team’s fourth goal.
It is sad to see the Aggies struggle so much, a club with a great tradition and hopefully we will see an upturn in their fortunes soon.