Mulroy the star of the show for Mairtins
GAA: division 1 football league - NH Mairtin 1-16 Sean O'Mahony's 0-9
Nh Mairtin made it two wins from two in Division 1 after a strong second half performance saw them defeat Sean O'Mahonys at the Point Road on Sunday afternoon.
The Monasterboice men made the trip to Dundalk in confident mood after a mid-week victory over St Patricks and continued that good form by emerging with a ten-point win. Sam Mulroy was the star of the show as he bagged a personal tally of 1-7 to help his side to victory.
However, the visitors didn't have it all their own way as the O'Mahonys, despite being short of a number of regular starters, battled gamely but just couldn't sustain the effort in the second period as the Mairtins took a firm grip on proceedings.
The first half saw the Jocks have the slight edge as points from Mulroy, Conor Whelan and Stephen Campbell helped them to lead by 0-9 to 0-6 at the break, with Ben McLauglin and Stephen Kilcoyne replying for the hosts.
The O'Mahonys had displayed their battling qualities in victory over Cooley the previous weekend, but they faded in the second period as the Mairtins continued to pick off their points and when Mulroy scored the only goal of the game the result was never in doubt.
NH Mairtin: Jamie Mulholland; Eoin Wright, Mick Fanning, Alan Downey; Evan Whelan, Eoghan Callaghan, John Clutterbuck 0-1; Gavan Mooney, Val Leddy; Stephen Campbell 0-3, Conor Morgan, Wayne Campbell; Conor Whelan 0-4, Sam Mulroy 1-7, Brian McQuillan. Subs: Paul Berrill, Mark Whelan, Padraig McDonagh, Francis McCullough 0-1, JP Rooney.
Sean O'Mahonys: Paudie McConville; Kian McEvoy, Chris O'Neill, Robbie Galligan; Ciaran Finan, Colin Finan, Caolan McCann; Conor Finnegan 0-1, Conor Martin; Terry Kelly 0-1, Ben McLaughlin 0-4, Sean Matthews 0-1; Stephen Kilcoyne 0-2, Conor Crawley, Johnny Connolly. Subs: Conor McGailey for Ciaran Finan, Lee Byrne for C McGailey, Stephen Fisher for C McCann, Benny Traynor for S Matthews.