Gaelic Football

Saturday 2 August 2014

Keelaghan's late brace puts gloss on St Pat's victory

ST PATRICK'S, NAVAN 2-11 MOATE CS 1-7 Leinster Colleges SFc 'A'

Published 26/01/2013|05:00

  • Share

WITH five of the Meath panel that reached last year's All-Ireland minor final, St Patrick's, Navan advanced at Pairc Tailteann.

  • Share
  • Go To

However, their victory wasn't as impressive as the scoreline suggests and they only led by the minimum after Moate corner-forward John Corbally blasted to the net on 49 minutes.

Moate failed to add to their tally after that, though, as St Patrick's produced a finishing burst that yielded 1-3 without reply.

Substitute Barry Dardis doubled their advantage on 56 minutes before another sub, Robert Keeleghan, notched 1-1 in the space of a minute to secure victory.

The hosts got off to a whirlwind start after Ruairi O Coileain soloed through and his shot took a deflection which wrong-footed the goalkeeper and found the net after just 90 seconds.

Colm O'Rourke's outfit added four points before wing-back Andrew McCormack eventually got Moate off the mark from a 30-metre free on 23 minutes.

Moate dominated for the remainder of the half and at the break had reduced the deficit, 0-3 to 1-4.

They also enjoyed the better of the exchanges throughout the third quarter but the accuracy of corner-forward Niall Lyons, who finished top scorer with five points, proved crucial for the Navan side.

SCORERS – St Patrick's: N Lyons 0-5 (1f), R O Coileain, R Keeleghan 1-1 each, J Gore, R McDonnell (f), N O'Brien, B Dardis 0-1 each. Moate CS: J Corbally 1-1, A Farrell 0-3 (2f), A McCormack 0-2 (2f), R Hickey 0-1.

ST PATRICK'S – C Farnan; J O'Malley, S O'Brien, D McGuinness; N O'Reilly, N Kane, C Meade; D Ryan, J McEntee; N McCabe, R O Coileain, J Gore; N Lyons, R McDonnell, N O'Brien. Subs: B Dardis for Gore (h-t), R Keeleghan for McDonnell (40), C Murphy for N O'Brien (47), E Sheridan for O Coileain (53), O Coileain for McCabe (59).

MOATE CS – D O'Connell; B Sayeh, S Bracken, D Carroll; J Kinahan, R Gorman, A McCormack; S Doyle, R Cunningham; S Moran, R Hickey, T Watts; A Farrell, S Woods, J Corbally. Subs: G Murray for Woods (24), Woods for Farrell (58).

Irish Independent

Read More

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Editors Choice

Also in Sport