Cawley goal sets tone as Summerhill hold off brave Muredach's fightback
Summerhill Col 2-11 St Muredach's 1-6 Connacht Cols SFC 'A'
Sean Cawley's early goal set last year's beaten finalists Summerhill College, Sligo on their way to victory in this preliminary-round clash at Cloonacool yesterday.
Corner-forward Cawley pounced from close range, and with Cian Breheny -- son of former Sligo senior boss Tommy -- in fine form from placed balls, Summerhill had 1-4 on the board before St Muredach's scored.
A quick-fire 1-1 from Keith Tighe got the Ballina boys going, but Summerhill led 1-8 to 1-2 at half-time.
St Muredach's narrowed the gap to three points, but Summerhill's second goal through Stephen Kerins ended the game as a contest.
Scorers -- Summerhill: C Breheny 0-6f, S Kerins, S Cawley 1-0 each, C Kerins (1 '45'), C Blake 0-2 each, M Geraghty 0-1. St Muredach's: K Tighe 1-2, S Ryan 0-3, D Walsh 0-1.
Summerhill - K Kelly; J McGoldrick, C McDonagh, E Flanagan; J O'Hehir, B McGarry, D Long; E Conlan, B Smith; C Kerins, C Breheny, C Blake; M Geraghty, S Peyton, S Cawley. Subs: S Kerins for Burke (43), J Gillen for McGoldrick (43), D Corcoran for Blake (56).
St Muredach's - D Devine; R Upton, C Langan, B Walkin; M Rutledge, C Burke, P Judge; J Moylette, D Burke; R King, S Regan, K Tighe; D Walsh, D Durcan, R Leonard. Sub: M Cullen for Durcan (43).
Ref: J Niland.