Rasharkin secure top spot

GYMCO JFC Group 2

Rasharkin 2-14 Eire Og 0-11.

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.

Rasharkin team:

Ryan Doherty;

Pearce Kelly, Emmett McFerran, Liam Quigg;

Fearghal Kennedy, Conor Hasson, Donagh Quigg;

Thomas McMullan, Jack Quinn;

Shane Hasson, Andrew Hasson, Colm Kennedy;

Callum Montgomery, Eamonn McNeill, Tiernan O’Boyle

Subs:

Odhran McGarrell for Colm Kennedy (ht)

Seamus Ellis for Tiernan O’Boyle (40mins)

Kealan Darragh for Thomas McMullan (47mins)

Thomas Doherty for Pearce Kelly (53mins)

Oran McMullan for Callum Montgomery (54mins)

Scorers:

Andrew Hasson 0-04

Shane Hasson 0-04

Eamonn McNeill 1-01

Liam Quigg 1-00

Odhran McGarrell 0-02

Conor Hasson 0-01

Donagh Quigg 0-01

Callum Montgomery 0-01

GYMCO JFC Group 2

Rasharkin 2-14 Eire Og 0-11.


Aggies advance to semi-final

@Pairc Naomh Úna

GYMCO JFC Group 2

St Agnes 5-14 St Malachy’s 3-6

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.

Scorers:

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

Dominant Glenarm show no mercy to the Saints.

Report & Photographs: Pete Hyndman

Casement SC SHC Group 2

Shane Uí Neills 6-31   Naomh Treasa  0-12

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.

Glenarm.

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.

Naomh Treasa.

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 make it back to back wins

GYMCO Junior Football Championship – Round 2

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 

St. Comgall’s avenge league semi-final defeat

JYMCO JFC

Naomh Comhghall 2-14 Pearses 0-9

St. Comgall’s gained some consolation from their league semi-final defeat to Pearses when they defeated them in the JYMCO JFC Group 1 in Antrim on Friday night. The Antrim Town side led by 0-5 to 0-3 at half time and at this stage it looked anybody’s game but the home side pushed on after the break to win convincingly.

The visitors matched St. Comgall’s during the opening ten minutes of the new half but goals from Joe Webb in the 11th minute and another from Miles Devine deep into injury time saw Naomh Comhghall run out convincing winners to maintain their unbeaten run in the championship to date.

Miles Devine pointed the home side ahead in the opening minute but they were forced into an early substitution when Dylan Murdock replaced James McLornan. Naomh Comhghall continued to edge the first half exchanges however with Miles Devine 0-2, Tom Patchett and Joe Webb the men on target as they led 0-5 to 0-3 at the break.

Pearses started the second half brightly and had drawn level by the 8th minute before Conor McAuley and Joe Webb replied at the other end to restore ‘the Town’s’two point advantage with 11 minutes of the new half gone.

Tom Patchett and Miles Devine kept the score board ticking over with the visitors keeping themselves very much in touch before Joe Webb fired to the Pearses net to put some daylight between the sides.

This score seemed to settle the Antrim men with Miles Devine and Ruairi Griffen adding points and Caolan O’Loan and Griffen again on target as the game ebbed towards conclusion. Devine put the icing on a fine individual performance with Naomh Comhghall’s second goal in injury time with Conor McAuley following with a late point to see his side run out winners by 11 points.

This win sees Naomh Comhghall join Pearses on 4 points but the Belfast side have played a game more and both are likely to be in the hunt for a play-off place come the end of the group stages