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Saturday 25 October 2014

Early penalty sets new boys Muirnevamor on way to win

Published 21/08/2013 | 05:20

MUIRHEVNAMOR recorded a comfortable win when they made the journey to OMP on Sunday for their first game in the top grade following promotion last season.

Jimmy Cooney put them ahead from the penalty spot five minutes from the break after Brendan Hughes was taken down in the box. The home goalkeeper guessed the right side, but was unable to keep out Hughes' low hard strike.

The visitors were missing as many as a half dozen players, while OMP also were without a number of players and fell two goals behind on the hour.

Stefan McKevitt raced to the by-line and his pinpoint cross produced a bullet like header from Anto Reilly at the back post to beat the OMP goalkeeper.

Brendan Hughes put the outcome beyond doubt ten minutes from time stabbing a low cross by McKevitt home from six yards at the end of a sustained period of possession by the winners in which they strung together as many as 40 passes without Trim getting a touch on the ball.

The winners couldn't have asked for a more satisfactory start to their campaign in the premier division.

MUIRHEVNAMOR: David Cooney, Stefan McKevitt, Jimmy Cooney, Shane O'Callaghan, Thomas Conway, Conor Gorman, (Padraig Smith), Philip Duffy, Brendan Hughes, Thomas McShane (Martin Gill), Anto Reilly (Jason McConville), Brendan Hughes.

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