Thursday 29 September 2016

O'Hanlon the Wee hero

Louth 1-14 Wicklow 0-13 Leinster JFC Q/F

Published 19/05/2016 | 02:30

'Peadar Mogan and the excellent Niall O’Donnell grabbed quick-fire goals for Donegal' Stock photo: Sportsfile
'Peadar Mogan and the excellent Niall O’Donnell grabbed quick-fire goals for Donegal' Stock photo: Sportsfile

Shane O'Hanlon was the star man as Louth kicked on in the second half to overcome their hosts in Aughrim.

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The sides were tied at 0-6 apiece at half-time, with full-forward O'Hanlon keeping the Wee men in touch.

At the other end some good approach work from Conor Ffrench was being rewarded with scores from Johnny Delahunt and Mikey O'Connor.

A punched goal by O'Hanlon in the 39th minute after a good ball from Tadgh McEneaney was the telling score and a four-point burst between the 51st and 54th minutes shot Louth into a 1-13 to 0-11 lead.

Wicklow finished with another brace from O'Connor but never really looked like getting the goal they needed.

Scorers - Louth: S O'Hanlon 1-3, D McGuire, T McEneaney, A McKenna 0-2 each, B Flanagan, D Hamill, S Hand, R Curran 0-1 each. Wicklow: M O'Connor 0-7 (3fs), A Daly 0-3, J Delahunt 0-2, C O'Brien 0-1.

Louth - K Brennan, C Leneghan, D Finn, N McCabe, C Bellew, D Grimes, M Corcoran, D O'Connell, A McKenna, M Rafferty, D Lafferty, R Curran, B Flanagan, S O'Hanlon, D McGuire. Subs: D Hamill for Rafferty (23), C Hoey for Corcoran (28), S Hand for Lafferty (ht), T McEneaney for Flanagan (ht), C Earley for O'Connell (50), C Bellew for O'Hanlon (58)

Wicklow - W Hender-Phillips, E Kelly, P Higgins, C MacGorman, E Murtagh, J Snell, M Cullen, D Boothman, C O'Brien, C Doyle, C Ffrench, C McGee, M O'Connor, J Delahunt, A Daly. Subs: C Healy for McGee (22), P Murtagh for O'Brien (46).

Ref - D Hickey (Carlow)

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