Thursday 18 July 2019

Rousing finish boosts Pats

GAA: Meath All-County 'A' Football League (division 2) - St Patrick's 1-12 Trim 2-7

A late scoring burst that yielded six unanswered points was enough to give St Patrick's victory in Trim on Sunday morning.

The Stamullen men trailed by four points with less than 10 minutes remaining, but they finished in style to follow up on their draw in round one.

All of the winners' second-half tally was shared by Niall Mooney and Donal Landy, with six and four points respectively.

Landy was on target with his side's goal in the opening half, while Mooney and Padraig Nulty had points as St Patrick's trailed 1-2 to 1-6 at half-time. Brian Dowling scored the Trim goal.

The Trim scoring dried up in the second half, with Conor Quigley getting their only point, while their goal came from James Cullen with nine minutes remaining.

Mooney and Landy were both excellent in the winners' attack throughout the second half while Barry Mooney, Diarmuid Quinn and David McQuillan also did well.

ST PATRICK'S: Robert Cluskey; Ivor Kelly, Kieran Lynch, Adam Byrne; David McQuillan, Diarmuid Quinn, Brendan Monaghan; Martin McKenna, Barry Mooney; Aaron McKenna, Darren Hagan, Johnny Woods; Padraig Nulty 0-1, Niall Mooney 0-7, Donal Landy 1-4. Subs: John Curtis for McKenna, Shane Landy for Woods, Mark Behan for N Mooney.

TRIM: Barry Callaghan; Gerard Dwane, Luke Moran, Rory McGrath; Declan Dowling, Cian Downes, Daryl Phelan; Robert Bourke, Joe Donohue; Darrie Lynch 0-1, Dermot Higgins 0-1, Paul Munnelly; Conor Quigley 0-1, James Cullen 1-2, Brian Dowling 1-2. Subs: Michael Cole, Peter Farrell.

• In Division 3 St Vincent's made it two wins from two when producing an impressive performance to overcome Ballivor 2-13 to 1-6 in Ardcath on Sunday morning.

New signing Eric Callaghan from Donaghmore/Ashbourne had an impressive outing, scoring three points and setting up a goal for Robbie Lynch.

The sides were level at the break at 1-4 each, with Patrick McGill notching the St Vincent's goal and Nigel Hand, Leo Corry and Callaghan scoring points.

It didn't take long for the Ardcath men to go in front in the second half when aided by the breeze and Lynch and Callaghan had points within a minute. Ballivor only managed two second-half points as the home side piled on the scores, with Leo Corry and Jack Byrne particularly impressive.

Drogheda Independent