Brennan the michael's hero
Published 27/02/2012 | 05:00
St Michael's Enniskillen are through to the final after edging past St Pat's in a hard-fought encounter at Dunmoyle on Saturday afternoon.
The crucial score came 10 minutes from time when Rory Brennan struck for the only goal of the game, and in a frantic finish St Michael's just about withheld an Armagh onslaught.
St Pat's had the upper hand at the interval -- it was 0-6 apiece, and they had played into the wind. Points from Paul Campbell and Michael Carson then put them in command.
But St Michael's showed tremendous battling qualities to get back level thanks to a brace of frees from Eddie Courtney. Conor White put the Armagh boys back in front, but that Brennan goal proved crucial.
Scorers -- Enniskillen: E Courtney 0-3 (3f), R Brennan 1-0, L Brennan 0-2, L Martin, C Cullen 0-1 each. Armagh: P Campbell, M Carson (2f) 0-2 each, G Mackin, C White, T Conlon, C McKenna, P Kelly 0-1 each.
St Michael's Enniskillen -- P Sweeney; E Hamill, C Cullen, K McDonnell; L Cullen, N Shannon, N Beggan; R Brennan, R Hyde; C Murphy, L Martin, N Maguire; T McCaffery, B McAleer, E Courtney. Subs: L Brennan for Martin, L Jones for Murphy, L Martin for Beggan.
St Pat's Armagh -- M Hynds; G Mackin, S Farry, J McElroy; M Carson, C White, S Connell; P Campbell, D McQuade; M Jones, T Murphy, T Conlon; C McKenna, S McLoughlin, P Kelly. Subs: S Freeman for Conlon, T Lardner for McLoughlin, C MacIomhair for McKenna.
Ref -- B Cassidy (Derry).