Under-21 Football Championship (Round Two) to continue this weekend

The second round of the under-21 football championship in its new look structure continues in phase one with the second round at the week-end.

The opening round did proceed almost to plan last week, with a couple of necessary postponements but with a less than favourable weather forecast for the weekend will ensure the CCC will be casting hopeful eyes on the skies above over the next few days.

The first round games were scheduled for neutral venues but in round robin system to follow in the first phase which will proceed until conclusion on a home and away basis.

Sat 10th Nov (all games at 2.00pm)

St Joseph’s Glenavy v Kickham’s Creggan

Creggan participated in an exciting opening round affair last week and shared the points on offer with Casement’s.

The Kickham’s with several high profile seniors included in their formation may well be contenders and will look to go one better this time as they visit Glenavy.

This will be the first test for the St Joseph’s men in the competition and although they do have the advantage of home soil they may struggle to get the better of their hosts.

 

St Comgall’s Antrim v Casement’s Portglenone

Antrim based St Comgall’s did not have an outing in the opening round and they will look forward to their opening assignment as they welcome the Portglenone men to Dunsilly.

Casement’s did really well to share the points on offer when they held a fancied Creggan formation to a 1-13 apiece draw last week and may well return with another couple from this one.

Con Magees Glenravel v Erin’s Own Cargin

Con Magees Glenravel are enjoying life at the moment and after claiming both league and championship titles this term they opened their under-21 account with an opening round win gained over Aldergrove.

The Glensmen do play hosts to Cargin in this one and they will be seeking another full return.

The Cargin men have also celebrated a successful 2019 season with another visit of the MacNamee trophy underlining the securing of another senior championship.

The Toome men will have a number of their senior panel on duty in this one and will enter the fray carrying the favourites tag.

Gort na Mona v St Brigid’s

South Belfast based St Brigid’s are fancied in many quarters to make impact in this competition and indeed their opening game suggests such is more than likely. They proved 3-18 to 3-04 winners over the Johnnies in that one and will travel across to the west of the city again to meet the challenge of the in-form Gort na Mona.

The Gorts who completed their senior campaign having secured the second division title to gain compensation for Intermediate championship reversal at the final hurdle also opened with an eye catching 1-12 to 1-09 win gained over Aldergrove at this level, and may well look forward to more of the same.

This may well be a close affair but St Brigid’s are given the nod.

St Gall’s v Lamh Dhearg

St Gall’s opened account with an emphatic win gained over the defending champions from Rossa and if the 3-16 to 0-06 win is taken at face value the Milltown Blues may well be contenders in the under-21 series this term.

The Hannahstown men will have their first outing in the competition and although they may well prove capable a home win looks the more likely result.

St Paul’s v St John’s

The Johnnies slipped up in their first assignment in the competition when they lost out to St Brigid’s and the Corrigan lads will look for a better return in this one as the take the short trip to the Shaw’s road and to cross swords with St Paul’s.

The St Paul’s men also lost their opening assignment against the in-form Gort na Mona and will also be in search of victory.

St John’s will enter the game as favourites and should gain the verdict.

St Enda’s v Rossa

Things are a buzzing in the Hightown base of St Enda’s at present and the reigning Intermediate champions do remain on the Ulster way as they anticipate a provincial semi-final against the representatives for Tyrone looming large on the horizon.

The Glengormley men may well prove more than well-equipped in this grade and will welcome the visit of Rossa in anticipation.

Rossa lost out to St Gall’s in the opening round and this looks another difficult assignment for the Shaw’s road side.

Sunday 11th Nov (at 1.00pm)

St James Aldergrove v Tir na Nog

Randalstown based Tir na Nog did claim the B title in this grade last term and they will he seeking further impact in the under-21 grade again this term.

The Whitehill men are travelling to Crumlin for their first outing this term and in hopes of a positive opening.

Aldergrove did have an outing last week but failed to cope with the challenge of Glenravel in that one ensures a better return is required here as they return to home base.

 

 

‘Donnelly Delight’ as Lavey end Pearse’s U21 dreams

Left: Lavey’s Thomas Donnelly who scored 1-6 in his side’s win over Galbally, sends over another point. Right: Angela Callan, Bank of Ireland, Antrim presents the man of the match award to Lavey’s Thomas Donnelly.

Bank of Ireland-Paddy McLarnon Cup

U21 Club Football Tournament Quarter-Final

Erins Own, Lavey (Derry) 2-7 Galbally (Tyrone) 0-5

Sunday January 14

By Brendan McTaggart

After 20 minutes of the last of the weekends quarter finals, it looked like Galbally would be booking their spot in the last four of the Bank of Ireland Paddy McLarnon Cup.  The Tyrone men started the match strongly and despite yielding possession to Lavey for long periods, the Derry champions couldn’t make any incision in the Galbally defence.  All it took was a little bit of magic.  Step forward Thomas Donnelly.  The Lavey forward put in a man of the match performance finishing the quarter-final with 1-6 and laying the first goal on a plate for Shea Downey in an outstanding display ensuring the Derry champions progress to the semi-finals in their first outing at the U21 tournament.  It was an incredibly efficient defensive performance from the Erin’s Own men who didn’t concede a score from a free throughout the hour and just one point in the second half.

The Tyrone men opened the scoring with two points from Liam Rafferty and Ronan Nugent in the opening 10 minutes in a start to the quarter-final that resembled a chess match.  Both sides feeling their way into the match, pressing and probing for gaps.  Hugh McGurk was sweeping for Lavey and didn’t put a foot wrong in the entirety of the first half.  If Galbally looked for Daniel Kerr or Conor Donaghy with early ball, the Lavey man was in the way with a superb display of sweeping.  Anything he might have missed, ‘keeper Eoin Mulholland was dealing with comfortably with his own version of a ‘sweeper keeper’.  Lavey dropped Shea Downey into the midfield to help his side gain footing but Conor Quinn remained his shadow as Galbally pushed up on the Lavey defence at every opportunity.

Fintan Bradley opened the scoring for Erin’s Own in the 14th minute to kickstart their Paddy McLarnon Cup challenge and while Mark Donnelly responded soon after to maintain Galbally’s dominance, it was Lavey who would land the first telling blow of the quarter-final.

Collecting a long ball from Aidan Toner, Donnelly laid an inch perfect pass into the path of the onrushing Shea Downey.  The Lavey man showed great composure to place his shot beyond the diving Enda McAleer to give Lavey the lead for the first time in the contest.

Further scores from Donnelly (two) increased the Lavey lead to three points before a ’45 from Cormac Donnelly ended the scoring for the half with the Derry champions leading 1-3 to 0-4 at the interval.

Like the first half, Galbally made all the early running after the restart.  They were making light of playing into the elements and while Lavey struggled to relieve the pressure off their defence, they were tackling and making life difficult for the Pearse’s, starving them of time on the ball with the Toner’s and Eamon McGill superb.

A superb Liam Rafferty point opened the second half scoring, the Galbally forward with his second of the match.  The pivotal point of the match came in the 43rd minute with Lavey ‘keeper Eoin Mulholland pulling off an incredible double save to deny first Rafferty then Ronan Nugent.  Tipping the first effort onto the bar before bravely diving at Nugent’s feet to smother his rebound.

Lavey went straight up the pitch and carved an opening themselves, Shea Downey with a piece of individual brilliance to carve open the opportunity before drilling his effort to the foot of the upright but it was a sign that the Derry men had fought off the Galbally revival.  A brace of frees from Donnelly opened a four point lead with ten minutes remaining.

Galbally looked to their bench for answers with Shea Hurson, Kieran Holland and Darragh Traynor introduced in an attempt to breakdown the solid Lavey defence but they had no joy as Lavey continued to counter at will.  Two further Donnelly scores (one free) put them in the driving seat with time running out and with the Galbally defence stretched, Lavey produced one more goal opportunity.  Downey with the surging run through the heart of the Pearse’s defence before being hauled down in the square by Darragh Corrigan.  Donnelly took the resulting spot kick, sending McAleer the wrong way in the Galbally goals and adding further gloss to a near perfect Lavey performance.

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TEAMS

Lavey: Eoin Mulholland; Aidan Toner; Conor Mulholland; Kevin Toner; Ruairi McGurk; Eamon McGill; James Crawford; Brendan Laverty; Dara McPeake; Oran Downey; Hugh McGurk; Peter Rafferty; Thomas Donnelly; Shea Downey; Fintan Bradley

Subs: Nathan Scullion for E McGill (inj); Ciaran Henry for H McGurk (inj)

Galbally: Enda McAleer; Darragh Corrigan; Conor Quinn; Marc Lennon; Conor Donnelly; Seamus Og Mulgrew; Dylan McVeigh; Enda McGarrity; Cormac Donnelly; Caoimhin Quinn; Ronan Nugent; Mark Donnelly; Conor Donaghy; Daniel Kerr; Liam Rafferty

Subs: Kieran Holland for D McVeigh (40 mins); Darragh Traynor for C Donaghy (40 mins); Shea Hurson for C Donnelly (52 mins)

 

SCORERS

Lavey: Thomas Donnelly 1-6, 4 f’s 1-00 pen); Shea Downey 1-00; Fintan Bradley 0-1

Galbally: Liam Rafferty 0-2; Mark Donnelly 0-1; Ronan Nugent 0-1; Cormac Donnelly 0-1

Referee: Eamon McAuley (Cargin)

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Kickham’s Creggan committee member,Michelle Bradley presents a cheque to paddy McIlwaine who received it on behalf of the ‘Saffron Gael’ at the Bank of Ireland-Paddy McLarnon U21 tournament quarter-finals in Creggan on Sunday.

Cross come up short in thriller

 

Left: Thomas Galligan, Southern Gaels breaks clear of Rian O’Neill, Crossmaglen. Right: Angela Callan, Bank of Ireland presents Thomas Galligan with the Bank of Ireland man of he match award.

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Bank of Ireland-Paddy McLarnon Cup Quarter Final

Crossmaglen (Armagh) 1-10 Southern Gaels (Cavan) 1-11

Sunday January 14

By Brendan McTaggart

Southern Gaels overcame a resurgent second half performance from Crossmaglen on Sunday afternoon to reach the last four of the Paddy McLarnon U21 club football tournament in Creggan.  The minimum separated the sides after the hour, but the Cavan champions will feel that they had to win the match twice to get over the line.

Cross trailed at half time by four points despite playing with the wind in the opening 30 minutes but they staged a dramatic fight back to lead by two points going into the final quarter.  A goal from the impressive Oisin O’Neill reviving their hopes in the provincial competition but a man of the match performance from the outstanding Thomas Galligan and six points from the boot of star forward Cian Madden ensured it was the Gaels who were celebrating after a nail biting hour of championship football.

Having retained many from their previous campaign in the competition, the Armagh champions were muted as the pre-tournament favourites, but they will rue their first half when they look back at their performance.  A strong wind blew in from Lough Neagh at the Creggan venue and slightly favoured the south Armagh men in the opening 30 minutes but they struggled to cope with the physicality of the Cavan men for long periods of the first half.  The Gael’s were dominant in midfield with Galligan and Conor Brady imperious while Robbie Fitzpatrick and Cian Madden were proving to be a handful for the Cross defence.

The Cavan men scored the opening two points of the quarter-final in the second minute, both frees from Cian Madden and while Cross had made a slow start, their defence did well to sustain the early Gaels onslaught.  O’Neill got Cross’ first of the match in the fourth minute, a speculative effort from wide on the right bouncing over the bar before Robbie Fitzpatrick and Coilin O’Connor exchanged scores to leave the Cavan men one point ahead after 10 minutes.

The first goal of the tie came soon after when referee Sean Laverty awarded Souther Gaels a penalty.  The Antrim official judging that Jamie McEvoy fouled Fitzpatrick and while the Cross ‘keeper saved Paul Leddy’s initial effort, he could only parry the shot back to the Gaels forward who made no mistake with the rebound.

Cross recorded back to back scores in the 18th minute to force their way back into the tie but Southern Gaels had the final say of the half when a superb score from Oisin Pierson and Fitzpatrick’s second white flag of the half ensured the Cavan men held a four point advantage at the short whistle.

It was going to take something special from the Armagh champions to get back into the game after the restart.  The elements were now in Souther Gaels favour and they were on top all over the pitch during the first half, it was difficult to see where they could find any inroads.

A Fitzpatrick point from a second minute free after the restart stretched the Gaels advantage to five points but it was to be their last score for 14 minutes and Cross finally went through their gears.  Pierson scored the goal that revived their championship hopes once more in the 34th minute after good work from Rian O’Neill.  Further points from Caolan Dillon, Rian O’Neill, O’Connor and Oisin O’Neill meant the Armagh champions had reeled off 1-4 without reply and opened a two point lead with 15 minutes remaining.  They were starting to find gaps through the heart of the Southern Gaels defence and were taking full advantage.

Two Cian Madden points (one free) restored parity to the sides once again and while Rian O’Neill managed to point a long range free in the 25th minute to edge Cross ahead again, it was the Cavan men who finished strongly.  Two free’s from Madden and a point from substitute Aaron Reilly gave the Gaels a two point lead going into injury time.  Cross had time to reply though and when substitute Cian McConville split the posts to leave the minimum between the sides again, extra time was a major possibility.  Cross threw everything at the Southern Gaels defence in the time that remained but the Cavan men stood strong with Thomas Galligan putting his body on the line to deny Rian O’Neill a certain point at the death with an outstanding block.

Cross are left to wonder what might have been but it’s the Southern Gaels who progress to the last four in two week’s time.

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Teams

Crossmaglen: Jamie McEvoy; Johnny McKeever; Shane Farrelly; Aaron Smylie; Aidan Rushe; Caolan Dillon (0-1); Daniel Cumiskey; Stephen Morris; Rian O’Neill (0-2, 1 f); Ryan McKeever; Oisin O’Neill (1-2); Cormac Donnelly; Miceal McCabe (0-2, 1 f); Callum Kiernan; Coilin O’Connor (0-2)

Subs: Cian McConville (0-1, 1 f) for M McCabe (38 mins)

Southern Gaels: Jimmy Smith; Peter Galligan; David Wilson; Aodhagan Halton; Darryl Buckley; Killian Galligan; Shane Moynagh; Thomas Galligan; Conor Brady; Ryan Madden; Paul Leddy (1-00); Cian Madden (0-6, 5 f’s); Oisin Pierson (0-1); Robbie Fitzpatrick (0-3, 2f’s); Ryan Coyle

Subs: Aaron Reilly (0-1) for O Pierson (54 mins)

Referee:Sean Laverty (Antrim)

 

Sensational Guinness guides Carryduff to last four

Left: James Guinness, who scored 1-8 for Carryduff takes on the Enniskillen defence and right he receives the Bank of Ireland man of the match award from Bank of Ireland’s Angela Callan.

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Bank of Ireland-Paddy McLarnon Cup  Quarter-Final

U21 Club Football Tournament

Carryduff 2-13 Enniskillen Gaels 0-9

By Brendan McTaggart

Down champions Carryduff continued their fairy-tale season as they became the first team to reach the last four of this years Bank of Ireland U21 club tournament in Creggan.  10 points separated the sides at the full-time whistle, but it was a dominant performance from Carryduff and a masterclass performance from James Guinness that ensured their passage to the last four.

Guinness would finish the last eight tie with 1-8 to his name after putting in a man of the match performance for his side but it was a thoroughly deserved victory for the Down men who have still yet to concede a goal in their championship run.  Their defence was superb throughout the hour and while Enniskillen Gaels had opportunities in the opening quarter, once Carryduff settled into the game there only looked to be one winner.

In a cagey opening, it was the Gaels and Callum Jones who opened the scoring.  Jones, a star of the Gael’s Ulster minor winning side converted a free with barely 60 seconds on the clock.  Guinness gave us a taste of things to come when he converted back to back frees to give Carryduff the lead for the first time in the match in the fifth minute and while Nathan Tierney equalised soon after, it was as close as the Gael’s would be to Carryduff.

The Gael’s were denied a major in the 10th minute, Eoin Beacom punching a long ball onto the crossbar with ‘keeper Mark Hynds missing the dropping ball but the Down men began to take full advantage of the elements in their favour during the first half and opened a lead.

Enniskillen Gael’s had another goal chance with John Reihill going close but six unanswered points, five from Guinness, two frees and one from Pierce Laverty gave the Down champions full control.  A free from Reihill briefly halted the Carryduff charge, the Gael’s man splitting the posts in the 23rd minute to give them their first in 17 minutes and while they started to look stronger in the middle third, Carryduff seemed to hold more attacking threat.

Five points separated the sides when the first half entered injury time and Carryduff hit the first hammer blow of the quarter-final.  A long ball landed on the edge of the square where James Guinness broke the ball superbly into the path of his brother Daniel.  The Carryduff man showed great composure by dummying Cian Newman in the gael’s goals before firing to the back of the empty net on the stroke of half-time.

At the time, Daniel Guinness’ goal felt like it gave Carryduff an insurmountable lead.  After 60 seconds Enniskillen Gael’s mission improbable became mission impossible.  Carryduff scored their second goal of the match with their first attack after the restart and it was James Guinness who applied the finish with a touch of finesse to open an 11 point lead for his side.

The Gael’s hit back with four unanswered points of their own, Jones (two), Conor McShea and Ronan Beattie raising the white flag for the Fermanagh men as they cut the Carryduff advantage to seven points with still 24 minutes remaining but a trio of points from Joshua Connery, Caolan Cunningham and James Guinness’ seventh of the match regained Carryduff’s stranglehold on the match.

John Reihill scored his second point of the match in the 53rd minute but the Gael’s needed goals to get back into the match and the Carryduff defence was water tight, giving no glimpses of goals to their opponents.  Conal Quinn and James Guinness’ eighth point of the match finished the scoring for the Down champions and although the Gael’s had the last say of the hour when Conal Quinn split the posts in the last minute of normal time, it did little to revive the Gael’s hopes of a comeback.

Daniel Guinness’ match was ended early, referee Maggie Farrelly awarding a second yellow card to Carryduff’s first goal scorer for a high challenge on Gael’s sub Patrick Beresford but the dismissal came too late to have any impact on the game.

Carryduff progress to the last four in a fortnights time, they find our their opponents after Sunday’s quarter-finals and on this showing, they will be a handful for whoever they come up against.

TEAMS

Carryduff: Mark Hynds; Caolan Cunningham; Paddy McConnell; Shea Reilly; Donal Og Rooney; Pierce Laverty; Daniel Guinness; James Guinness; Joshua Connery; Michael Lawson; Daniel McCartan; Conor Rooney; Andrew McCartan; Owen McCabe; Gareth Henderson

Subs: Rory Reilly for S Reilly (HT); Eoin Maguire for D McCartan (49 mins)

Enniskillen Gaels: Cian Newman; Aaron Nolan; Patrick Cassidy; Odran Agnew; Nathan Tierney; Jonathan Cassidy; Ronan Quinn; Brandon Horan; Ciaran Brough; John Reihill; Callum Jones; Ronan Beattie; Conor McShea; Eoin Beacom; Conal Quinn

Subs: Matthew McAleer for E Beacom (12 mins); Matthew Nixon for J Cassidy (42 mins); Patrick Beresford for R Quinn (58 mins)

 

SCORERS

Carryduff: James Guinness 1-8 (4 frees); Daniel Guinness 1-1; Caolan Cunningham 0-1; Rory Reilly 0-1; Pierce Laverty 0-1; Joshua Connery 0-1

Enniskillen Gaels: Callum Jones 0-3 (1 free); John Reihill 0-2 (1 free); Conall Quinn 0-1 (1 free); Conor McShea 0-1; Ronan Beattie 0-1; Nathan Tierney 0-1

Ref: Maggie Farrelly (Cavan)

Gweedore prove too strong for Jeremiah’s

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Gweedore’s man of the match, Michael O’Carroll carries the ball out of defence to set up his side’s fourth goal with Rossa’s Michael McGreevey and Cormac McGettigan in persuit.

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Bank of Ireland-Paddy McLarnon Cup

Rossa 1-5 Gweedore 4-7

Saturday January 13 By Brendan McTaggart

Gweedore proved a step too far for the all-conquering Antrim champions in Creggan on Saturday afternoon as Rossa bowed out of the Paddy McLarnon Cup at the first hurdle.  11 points separated the sides after the hour and in fairness the Shaw’s Road men can have no complaints. They were beaten by a more physical, slick and overall a better side.

Despite starting the match brightly, the Jeremiah’s will look at the period before and after half time as to where it all went wrong.  An early goal in fortunate circumstances from James Connolly put Gweedore on the back foot for the majority of the first half.  Despite playing into the wind at the Staffordstown Road venue, Rossa had the lion’s share of possession and while they didn’t convert to points on the board, they were well placed for the majority of the half.

Having taken a knock after a heavy tackle from Odhran McFadden-Ferry early in the half, star forward Dominic McEnhill had to come off the pitch in the 27th minute with suspected concussion and it was seconds later that the Donegal champions scored their first goal of the contest and take the lead for the first time in the match.  Gavin McBride and Michael O’Carroll were causing the Rossa defence plenty of problems throughout but the goal had more than a hint of fortune.  McBride will claim the score but his effort dropped short only for Rossa ‘keeper Mick Byrne to let the ball slip through his hands and nestle into the bottom corner.  A hammer blow to the city men as they deserved to at least be on terms at the interval for their exertions but in fairness to Gweedore they saw an opening and took full advantage.

McBride finished the scoring with a fisted point just before the short whistle when he had the goal at his mercy, leaving the half time score Gweedore 1-4 Rossa 1-1.

 

Before throw in on Saturday if you offered Paul Close and Ciaran Grego a three point deficit at half time they would definitely have taken it.  It was a strong cross-field wind at the lough shore, but it was certainly favouring the Antrim champions in the second half.  If they were going to make inroads into the Gweedore advantage they needed a fast start to the second half.  What they got was a masterclass from the Donegal men.  Any Rossa error was punished fully as Gweedore put their foot to the throat of the Rossa challenge and never let up after the restart.  Michael O’Carroll, after a good first half was imperious in the second while Naoise Boyle was a constant threat, going through a mountain of work.  Rossa probed for an opening in a superb Gweedore defence but they just couldn’t find an opening and it took until the 17th minute of the second half before James Connelly registered their first score, Gweedore had already added 1-2 to their tally in the time that preceded.  O’Carroll with the goal for his side and what a goal it was.  Easily 30 yards out and with the outside of his boot, the Gweedore man found the top corner of Byrne’s goal.  The Rossa ‘keeper did manage to get a hand to the riffled effort but it was all in vain.

Time wasn’t on Rossa’s side and as they pushed for an opening, they left openings in defence.  A swift counter from Gweedore left Rossa flailing and gave Eamonn Ó Colm the opportunity to score their third goal from close range and increase their advantage to nine points with ten minutes remaining.

Rossa to their credit continued to battle but the Gweedore defence was seemingly impenetrable.  The Jeremiah’s did manage to win a penalty at the death, Gerard Walsh claiming a high ball before being fouled in the parallelogram, but he blazed his spot kick over the bar.  Niall Crossan had a goal chance soon after but his effort was superbly blocked by Conor McFadden before Gweedore scored their fourth goal of the match with virtually the last kick of the game and again it was O’Carroll who provided the cutting edge required.  Running soccer style down the left-hand side of the pitch and shirking any would be Rossa tackles, O’Carroll managed to find Naoise Boyle who passed to Daire Boyle to apply the finish.  Gweedore now progress to a meeting with Monaghan champions Donaghmoyne next Sunday in the last of the quarter-finals and while Rossa will be disappointed with their defeat, the future looks bright for the men from Shaw’s Road having won the minor and 21 football championships last year.

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TEAMS

Rossa: Mick Byrne; Jack Morris; Conor McGowan; Michael McGreevy; Tiarnan Murphy; Niall Crossan; Gavin McGrath; Gerard Walsh; Eoghan McMenamin; Darren Grego; Padraig McPartland; Deaglan Murphy; Caoimhin Slane; James Connolly; Dominic McEnhill

Subs: Conal Shannon for D McEnhill (27 mins); Padraig McGreevy for C Slane (45 mins); James Cooley for G McGrath (47 mins); Caolan Walsh for D Grego (47 mins); Cormac McGettigan for P McPartland (57 mins)

Gweedore: Cathal Doherty; Ciaran Hughes; Padraig Gribbin; Conor McFadden; Conor McCafferty; Niall Friel; Neasán McBride; Eamonn Ó Colm; Odhran McFadden-Ferry; Naoise Boyle; Ryan Reilly; Gavin McBride; Ethan Harkin

Subs: Mikey Boyle for E Harkin (53 mins); Sean Boyle for N Friel (Black Card – 55 mins); Liam Wiggins for P Gribbin (59 mins)

 

SCORERS

Rossa: James Connolly 1-1 (1 free); Dominic McEnhill 0-1; Padraig McPartland 0-1; Eoghan McMenamin 0-1; Gerard Walsh 0-1 (1 pen)

Gweedore: Gavin McBride 1-3 (2 frees); Eamonn Ó Colm 1-2; Michael O’Carroll 1-1; Daire Boyle 1-1

Referee: Martin Conroy (Moy, Tyrone)

 

 

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Angela Callan, Bank of Ireland, Antrim presents the Bank of Ireland man of the match award to Gweedore’s Michael O’Carroll.