Naomh Comhghall have one foot in the semi-finals of the GYMCO JFC following this 32 point win over new boys Wolf Tones at UUJ on Sunday. The Antrim town side led 1-10 to 0-1 at the half way stage by which time it was as good as over but to their credit Wolf Tones kept going to the end and were rewarded with a second half goal.
Tom Patchett got Naomh Comhghall on their way with a goal in the 2nd minute and followed with a point and points from Ruairi Griffin, Joe Webb and a Watson ‘45’ had them 1-3 to 0-0 ahead by the first water break.
Despite making a number of early substitutions early on the Naomh Comhghall rhythm wasn’t disrupted and Devine, Murdock 0-3 and McCabe, Patchett, Brady and Griffith saw them 12 in front at half time.
Once again the Antrim town side took the opportunity to give more of their bench match time as the second half got under way but it was the Tones who were first off the mark with a point from their number 14 but Naomh Comhghall were soon back on the ascendancy.
Tom Patchett led the charge as he hit five points in succession and points from Michael McCabe and a Dylan Murdock goal in the t24th minute put the contest out of reach.
Patchett, Murdock and Quinn added further points before the excellent Tom Patchett got through for Naomh Comhghall’s fourth goal in the 31st minute.
The Antrim town side weren’t finished however with Paddy Quinn adding a fifth goal deep into injury time to see his side run out convincing winners and barring a miracle Adrian Dougan’s side can start preparations for a semi-final place though Laochra Loch Lao will want to test them in their final group game.
Naomh Comhghall Scorers: Tom Patchett 2-11, Dylan Murdock 2-2, Paddy Quinn 1-1, Ruairi Griffen 0-2, J Webb, A Watson, J McCabe, John Brady, Michael McCabe M Devine 0-1 each
Rasharkin secured top spot in group 2 of the junior championship with a 9 point win over Eire Og at Woodlands on Sunday.
The Dreen men led from the start but despite controlling possession found it difficult to break down a well organised defensive Eire Og unit in the first half.
Frees from the boot of Andrew and Shane Hasson were the difference in the first half as Rasharkin finished the half with a 2 point advantage, 0-07 to 0-05.
The game was won in the 3rd quarter as Rasharkin opened up Eire Og for 2 well taken goals, first from the boot of full forward Eamonn McNeill, then quickly followed by another from Liam Quigg. Eire Og didn’t lie down and were competitive throughout but Rasharkin were able to keep the scoreboard ticking over and ran out 9 point winners in the end.
Rasharkin are away to Ballycastle in their final group game in 2 week’s-time while Eire Og face St Malachys.
St. Agnes qualified for the semi-finals of the GYMCO JFC following this fine 13 point win over St. Malachy’s at Pairc Una today. The home team got of to a bright start with a pointed free from Ronan Carroll, a goal from Brian Crossan and a point from Declan Mc Larnon.
St Malachy’s reply was swift and following a mix up in the Aggies defence, Aiden Connor raised a green flag and the same man pointed minutes later.
St Agnes didn’t panic and from there to the first half water break scored 1-4 without reply, a Peter Lavery goal, Shane Moran point and two pointed frees from Ronan Carroll leaving the score line 2-5 to 1-1 for the Black and Whites. On the resumption a fine goal from Brian Crossan stretched the Aggies lead but another poor error in the defence resulted in a goal from St Mal’s Karl Mc Kavana. A Ronan Carroll point and a brace from Conal Turley followed by two points from Paul Devine kept the ‘Markets Men’ in touch.
Half Time score St Agnes 3-8 St Malachy’s 2-3.
Declan Mc Larnon and James Halleron with points a piece opened the 2nd half scoring but inexplicably the Aggies defence opened up like ‘The Red Sea’ to let Karl Mc Kavana finish to the net for his second goal. However, as the game progressed the home team’s greater control of the ball and the match resulted in a fine goal from captain Conal Turley and two points from livewire half forward Peter Lavery.
Score 2nd half water break; St Agnes 4-12 St Malachy’s 3-4
In the final quarter St Agnes used their full quota of subs and another goal from Peter Lavery and two points from Ronan Carroll eased them to the final whistle. St Mal’s never gave up and added two points from Gerard Mc Gleenan and Mark Connolly.
The St Agnes management, whilst pleased with 5-14 will be concerned with the concession of 3 soft goals and know their defence will have to be much tighter in the forthcoming semi- final.
St Agnes: R Carroll 0-6 (3frees), P Lavery 2-2, B Crossan 2-0, C Turley 1-2, D Mc Larnon 0-2, S Moran 0-1, J Halleron 0-1
St Malachy’s: K Mc Kavana 2-1, A Connor 1-1, P Devine 0-2, G Mc Gleenan 0-1, M Connolly 0-1
St. Teresa’s travelled to Feystown yesterday with a depleted squad and proved no match for a rampant Shane O’Neill’s who led from early in the game and were never troubled by the Glen Road side.
AThe Glenarm side turned in blistering performance and dominaned ia rather one sided affair to run out 37 point winners and complete their Group 2 programme with maximum points.
The score’s came thick and fast particularly in the first half, with 5 goals for the Feystown side who gave a master class in point taking also while the visitors had Phil Maguire to thank for keeping their scoreboard ticking over late in the game.
As in previous games, Glenarm came out of the starting blocks flying and when a sideline ball fell into the visitors large rectangle, Kevin O Boyle pulled sweetly on the sliotar which sailed past St. Teresa’s net minder Aodhan Dugan for an early lead for the Championship favourite’s.
Daniel Black and Ciaran Magill added points as the hosts took a 1-02 lead. On the fifth minute young Aidan Scullion hit a sublime effort from over eighty yards and a minute later a fine passing movement involving Dylan McLaughlin and Ben O Boyle led to Dan Black hitting over another point for a Glenarm score.
Working hard at midfield Ben O Boyle hit an excellent point from play followed by another two score’s with a brace from Black. The score’s continued for the home side with another four on the trot. Sean O Boyle, Ciaran Magill, a Dan Black free, and a ninety yard effort from Chrissy Matthews.
St. Teresa’s Philly Maguire got their first score on fourteen minute’s from a free from midfield but shortly afterwards Ben O Boyle got his second point for Glenarm, as the referee blew for a short water break.
After the first quarter Black resumed matters with a converted free before Magill sent an absolute rasper of an effort beyond Dugan for a second major for the host club.
Dan Black showed his scoring prowess with a shot from out on the wing for another Glenarm point and Kevin O Boyle was next to score and what a score it was. The Naomh Treasa keeper charged outfield to make a clearance but he lost control of the sliotar and young O Boyle claimed possession and took his opportunity to hit another goal for the Shane Uí Neills.
With the score’s coming thick and fast, next up was corner back Liam McLoughlin showing his accuracy with a great score. St. Teresa’s were battling hard but the Glenarm defence were giving nothing away with Barry Hamill and Paddy Mc Auley and Declan McDermott clearing everything that came their way.
Glenarm struck again and a clearance out of defence was gathered by Sean O Boyle and he took control of the ball and cutely sent a low “daisy cutter” effort into the Naomh Treasa’s net for Glenarm’s fourth major.
A trio of points again from Black, Magill and McLaughlin followed by another goal as a lobbed ball into the visitors square was flicked on by Kevin O Boyle for his second goal of the game.
The one way traffic continued and Dan Black and Dylan McLaughlin added two more score’s just before the short whistle to leave Shane Uí Neills 5-20 Naomh Treasa 0-01 ahead at the break.
Glenarm emptied the bench at the start of the second half with Paul Magill on for Chrissy Matthews, Sean O’Hare for Dan Black, Aidan O Neill for Ciaran O Boyle, Ciaran “Murph” O’Boyle for Kevin O Boyle and Conal Ward for Dylan McLaughlin all entering the field of play.
Sub Conal Ward was showing early promise winning a ball and feeding Magill who hit his fourth point. Sean and Ben O Boyle added to the Glenarm total before a rare threat led to Ryan McDonnell pointing for the visitor’s. Another pointed effort from Magill soon followed, with Sean O Boyle laying siege on the visitor’s goals and as he burst through a tackle, he sent an unstoppable shot beyond the Naomh Treasa keeper for Glenarm’s sixth goal.
Darren McCann pulled a point back for the visitors, before Aidan Scullion replied from a superb sideline cut from all of forty five yards and Sean O Boyle pointed a minute later.
Phil Maguire hit his second point for the visitors a moment later in a rare forage into opposition territory and Magill hit another Glenarm point which was cancelled out with a Sean Maguire effort for the visitor’s.
After the water break “Murph” O Boyle hit his first point from play with Aidan Scullion adding to Shane O’Neill’s ever increasing total. The visitors were still fighting against impossible odds as top scorer Phil Maguire, Paul Johnson and Ryan McDonnell firing over over for the visitor’s.
Aidan Scullion again pointed from all of 75 yards with a converted free and Magill added another from a free on fifty two minutes.
Glenarm took their foot off the gas in the closing minutes and this gave the visitors a chance to take advantage as they hit three long range score’s from Maguire and a converted “65” to conclude the scoring.
The visitors were up against it from the start relying on Phil Maguire for most of their scores which he took well while Sean Maguire, Paul Johnson and Ryan McDonnell all deserve a mention.
The hosts had winners all over the park. The scoring was excellent over the hour with 10 different scorers with the usual suspects Dan Black Magic, Ciaran Magill, Kev and Sean O Boyle all doing damage.
Aidan Scullion had a great game clearing the ball up field, and took his points well, especially his side line cut while the defence was rock solid and cut out any threats. Niall Hamill in goals was rarely troubled and in front of him Barry Hamill, Kieran O Boyle and Liam McLoughlin were outstanding.
Controlling the rear-guard was the excellent Declan McDermott who dispensed the ball with accuracy while Ben O Boyle and Chrissy Matthews also applied themselves well into this game.
Niall Hamill, Kieran O Boyle, Barry Hamill, Liam Mc Loughlin 0-01, Paddy Mc Auley, Declan Mc Dermott, Chrissy Matthews 0-01, Aidan Scullion 0-04 1f, Ben O Boyle 0-03, Ciaran Magill 1-07 2f, Daniel Black 0-09 4f, Dylan Mc Laughlin 0-02, Kevin O Boyle 3-00, Sean O Boyle 2-03.
subs. Ciaran O Boyle 0-01, Conal Ward, Sean O Hare, Paul Magill, Aidso O Neill, Rory Mulvenna, Joe Cunning.
Aodhan Dugan, Niall Mc Gettigan, Gerard O Rawe, James Magoran, Paul Johnson 0-01, Phil Maguire 0-06 3f, 1 65, Colm Mc Goldrick, Pierce O Rawe, Sean Maguire 0-01, Niall McCann, Ryan McDonnell 0-02, Michael Kewley, Stephen Carey 0-01, Darren Mc Cann 0-01.
REFEREE- Anthony Mc Auley (McQuillans Ballycastle)
Laochra Loch Lao 3-13 Wolfe Tones 0-3 Laochra Loch Lao made it two junior championship wins on the bounce with a hard earned win over Wolfe Tones on Friday evening at Jordanstown. Another solid defensive display combined with a quick start and accurate shooting set the foundations for the win.
Goals from marauding defenders Eamonn O Coinn, Cailum Daibhis and forward Tarlach Barclaigh along with a number of points from Aaron Ó Sraitheain, Pádraig Ó Tiarnaigh, Caoimhín Ó Daimhín, Éanna Ó Ceallaigh and captain Connla Ó Coinn sealed the win. Goalkeeper Seán Ó hEacháin also made a great save from the spot when a Wolfe Tones defender was brought down in front of the goals.
1. Seán Ó hEacháin2. Éamonn Mac Lochlainn3. Conor Mac Gafraidh4. Cailum Daibhis5. Éamonn Ó Coinn6. Connla Ó Coinn7. Jack Mac Íomhair8. Éanna Ó Ceallaigh9. Caoimhín Ó Daimhín10. Brian Ó Gallchóir11. Aaron Ó Sraitheain12. Tarlach Barclaigh13. Pádraig Ó Tiarnaigh14. Sé Ó Ruanaidh15. Caoimhín Ó Máirtín 16. Darius Ó Conluain17. Micheal Ó Dálaigh18. Jordy Ó Catháin19. Seán Mac an Fhailí20. Seán Ó hAinbheith 21. Roibeard Mac Siacais