O’Cahan Cup (round one)
St Mary’s Aghagallon 1-10 Erin’s Own Cargin 2-13 aet.
took a period of extra time in this opening O’Cahan cup game at a cold and
blustery Aghagallon to determine the winner as Cargin came from behind to gain
access into the next round.
home side had the advantage of the strong breeze in the opening half and the St
Mary’s men took advantage to build up a six point lead at the end of the
were facing the wrath of the elements and the strong gusts, occasionally
accompanied by sleet and although their defenders did their utmost to contain
their hosts, Aghagallon raised eight white flags in the opening half hour.
home side turned around with a 0-08 to 0-02 lead and will look back on
reflection on openings spurned.
Magee (3), Adam Loughran (2), Ruairi Mc Cann, Ciaran Brady and Mark Mc Afee
raised white flags in the first period with the ever lively Tomas McCann
getting both the Cargin scores.
started the second half with the wind behind them but the home side made things
more difficult for the Toome men when Gareth Magee found the net.
were still lacking in the offensive but when Pat Brannigan was halted in progress
on the visitors 40 Tomas McCann seized the initiative. He drove through the
middle and when he off loaded to Justin Crozier the central defender finished
in the style of an accomplished forward, sliding the ball to the back of the
Toome men pushed on from this major but although they finished well the clock
was against them and at the end of 60 minutes at 1-10 apiece extra time was to
finished strongly the Toome men continued in the same mode in the extra minutes
and an early goal inspired by the drive and the guile of Tomas Mc Cann most
ably assisted by the finish of Ciaran Bradley was to prove the clincher.
Aghagallon did not trouble the scoreboard attendant in the remainder with Tomas Mc Cann (2), and Michael Clarke splitting the posts for the visitors to ensure their progress at 2-13 to 1-10.
Referee Kevin Parke (St Enda’s)
Damien O’ Hagen, Aaron Doherty, Michael Mc Stravick, Aiden Mulholland, Caolan
Farr, Jack Lenaghan, Pat Brannigan, Des Marshall, Ruairi Mc Cann (0-02),
Francis Bustard, Gareth Magee (1-04), Mark Mc Afee (0-01), Ciaran Brady (0-01),
Adam Loughran (0-02), Michael Mc Kenna
Doherty for A Doherty
Brannigan for C Farr
Brannigan for R Mc Cann
John Mc Nabb, Donagh Mc Keever, Marty Kane, Christopher Bateson, James Laverty,
Justin Crozier (1-00), Ronan Gribbin, John Carron (0-01), Kevin Mc Shane, Ciaran
Bradley (1-01), Tomas Mc Cann (0-09), David Mc Elhone, Enda Mc Grogan, Pat
Shivers (0-01), Michael Clarke (0-01)
Keegan for C Bateson
Scullion for E Mc Grogan
Mc Corley for D Mc Elhone