Saturday 29 August 2015

Haughey secures victory for St Colman's

St Colman's Newry 2-17 St Ciaran's Ballygawley 4-9

Published 11/02/2014 | 02:30

Manchester's Fullen Gaels sent Leinster champions Ballinamere crashing out in this war of attrition
Manchester's Fullen Gaels sent Leinster champions Ballinamere crashing out in this war of attrition

St Colman's justified their favourites' tag in this MacRory Cup play-off but St Ciaran's Ballygawley pushed them all the way.

The Tyrone school were on top early but St Colman's produced a blistering response, before Mark McConnell banged in a goal and the sides were level at the break.

In the second-half Jack Haughey and Pearse Og McCrickard scored goals within three minutes. The Tyrone lads hit back with a Jody McGlone goal. With time almost up, Mark Kavanagh hit a 20m free to the net. However, a Haughey free levelled it before he hit another brace to win it.

Scorers - St Colman's Newry: J Haughey 1-9 (4f), P McCrickard 1-3, P O'Hagan, C Gilmore 0-2 each, O O'Neill 0-1.

St Ciaran's Ballygawley: M Kavanagh 1-5 (3f), P McAnenly , J McGlone (1f), M McConnell 1-1 each, C Morris 0-1.

St Colman's Newry – J Heaney; J Brown, O Donnelly, C Gordon; P O'Hagan, R McQuaid, L McGreevy; F Aiken, O O'Neill; P McCrickard, J Haughey, J Morgan; C Gilmore, P Keating, B Doyle. Subs: S Hanna for Gilmore, C Brown for Keating, G McElroy for Aiken.

St Ciaran's Ballygawley – C McAnenly; C Shields, C Boyle, N Breen; N Kelly, C Morris, B McSorley; R O'Neill, E McGarrity; C Monaghan, M McConnell, R McAnespie; P McAnenly, M Kavanagh, J McGlone. Subs: S Mulgrew for Monaghan, J Woods for Mulgrew, C Kelly for Morris, C Morris for McAnenly, S Mulgrew for McGarrity

Ref – M McNally, Monaghan

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