Duleek in easy win over Michaels
Duleek win DULEEK ... 1-14 ST. MICHAELS ... 0-5 THERE was never any danger of St. Michaels causing an upset in this one sided IFC encounter at Rathkenny on Saturday evening last.
The Carlanstown sides slide continued as Duleek maintained their surge for a knockout spot.
The winners started slowly and only led 0-3 to 0-2 at the end of the opening quarter but by half-time they were ahead 1-7 to 0-2. their goal came five minutes before the break from midfielder Karl McDonnell. Both Peter Curran and Kenny McDonnell were in fine scoring form in the winners attack in that opening period.
Quick points on the resumption from Curran and Bartle Lenehan ended the game as a contest and the losers offered little resistance at any stage in that second half.
Mark Cudden, Ciaran Byrne, Stephen Murphy, Bartle Lenehan and Kenny McDonnell were best for the winners who have tough assignments ahead of them in the form of Drumconrath, Castletown and Carnaross.
Duleek: D. Andrews, M. Cudden, C. Byrne, A. Murphy, B. Tallan, A. Joyce, S. Murphy, Karl McDonnell (1-0), B. Lenehan (0-1), P. Curran (0-4), C. Duignan (0-2), N. Barry (0-1), A. Byrne, Kenny McDonnell (0-3), M. Johnson (0-2).
Subs: N. McQuaile (0-1) for A. Byrne, D. Crosby for Tallan.
DRUMCONRATH ... 1-16
MOYNALTY ... 0-5
Drumconrath made a slow start to their IFC campaign with a single point from their opening two matches, but their challenge is now gaining momentum following their second successive win, with this easy victory over Moynalty at Castletown on Saturday evening last.
Moynalty were very poor and it made life easy for the winners who led 0-7 to 0-1 at the break.
Centre half forward Shane Byrne was unerring throughout from placed balls and eight of his nine points came from frees.
He was on target on four occasions in the opening half (three frees), while Thomas Dardis, Ollie McMahon and John Carey accounted for the winners other points of the half. The losers lone point came from a free in the 10th minute.
Byrne, with two further points increased the winners lead on the restart and by the three quarter way stage Drumconrath led 0-11 to 0-3.
Their goal came in the 51st minute from Wayne Sherlock and it proved all too easy for Drumconrath in the closing stages.
Thomas Dardis, Paul Tighe, Paddy Reilly, Cathal Byrne, Kevin Flanagan, Shane Byrne, and Sherlock were best
Drumconrath: K. Carry, C. Byrne, J. McDermott, B. Flanagan, D. Flanagan, Pete McMahon, K. Flanagan, W. Sherlock (1-0), P. Reilly, T. Dardis (0-2), S. Byrne (0-9), Paul Tighe, A. Byrne, O. McMahon (0-1), J. Carey (0-3).
Subs: Peter Tighe for Pete McMahon, Padraig McMahon (0-1) for D. Flanagan, S. Reilly for O. McMahon.
St. Pat’s win
ST. PATRICK’S ... 0-12
DONAGHMORE/ASHBOURNE ... 1-7
LAST years beaten finalists St. Patrick’s recovered from the recent drubbing at the hands of neighbours St. Colmcilles but they had to sweat it out before overcoming Donaghmore/Ashbourne in this IFC clash at Seneschalstown on Saturday evening last.
The winners produced some lovely flowing football in the opening half and were ahead 0-9 to 0-1 at the break but they struggled throughout the second period and were fortunate enough to be still ahead at the finish.
Points from Peter Sullivan (three) and Daithi Whyte gave the Stamullen men the best possible start and the game was 16 minutes old before Timmy O’Regan, from a free, registered Donaghmore/ Ashbourne’s only score of the opening half.
Centre forward Sullivan was in excellent form for the winners in that opening period, accounting for five of his sides tally of points and he got good support in attack from Whyte and Barry Campbell.
St. Patrick’s increased their lead on the restart with a further point from Whyte but Charlie Redmond’s side tightened up considerably in defence throughout that second period. Sullivan wasn’t nearly as effective as half-time substitute Brendan Murphy kept a tight rein at centre back alongside Sean Harmon.
The losers also upped the tempo at midfield with James Heavey and Murt O’Sullivan coming much more into the match. Points from Fergus Harmon, O’ Sullivan and Sean Harmon got them back in contention before Cormac Murphy replied for St. Patricks.
When fullback Mick Beggy netted from the penalty spot in the 41st minute, following a foul on Rory Maguire it left just four points between the sides, St. Patrick’s ahead 0-11 to 1-4. They then added two further points from Murt O’Sullivan and Rory Maguire but the dismissal of cornerback Noel Woods by referee Seamus McCormack proved a setback.
The winners switched Cormac Murphy to defence, and he helped settle his side in the last quarter. Ray Russell and Ronan Kearns were also impressive as St. Patrick’s held on to what they had. Martin Byrne had their only score of that last quarter and they then had substitute Niall Flynn sent off.
Timmy O’Regan had a late point for a Donaghmore/Ashbourne outfit who left themselves with too much leeway to make up in the second half.
St. Patrick’s: D. Mooney, N. Collier, N. Russell, M. Calvey, R. Russell, R. Kearns, C. Russell, J. Hughes , C. Sullivan, C. Murphy (0-1), P. Sullivan (0-5), M. Byrne (0-2), I. Curran, B. Campbell (0-2), D. Whyte (0-2).
Subs: N. Flynn for Curran, M. Kirk for Calvey, N. Lennon for Hughes.
Donaghmore/Ashbourne: A. Bermingham, N. Woods, M. Beggy (1-0), D. Gaughan, S. Harmon (0-1), M. Lynch, D. Garry, M. O’Sullivan (0-2), J. Heavey, J. Lynch, P.J. Moran, R. Tormey, I. Dowd, T. O’Regan (0-2), R. Maguire (0-1).
Subs: B. Murphy for Garry, F. Harmon (0-1) for Moran, Garry for Tormey.
DUNSANY ... 1-17
BELLEWSTOWN ... 0-3
Despite the best efforts of Shane Black, Paul Brannigan, James Devereaux and John Collins Bellewstown were never a match for a strong Dunsany outfit in this JFC match at Walterstown on Saturday evening last.
The ‘Hill were short a number of regulars in vital positions and were struggling from the early stages.
All of their scores came in the second half of a match they will want to forget in a hurry.
Bellewstown: A. McKeon, R. Howard, M. McEnteggart, D. Teeling, D. Rogers, C. Black, John Collier (0-2), Jason Collier, S. Black, J. Devereaux, A. Smith, P. Collins (0-1), Pat Joyce, Peter Joyce, P. Brannigan.
Sub: J. Joyce for Pat Joyce.
ST. MARY’S ... 3-14
SYDDAN ... 3-5
St. Mary’s picked up their first points of the JFC when overcoming a depleted Syddan at Slane on Sunday evening last.
The winners led 2-8 to 0-1 at the break and had good displays from Billy Bell, Eoin Craven and Brian Lynch.
St. Mary’s: D. O’Brien, D. Hughes, B. Lynch, B. Hughes, C. Reilly, N. Craven, P. Scanlon (0-1), B. Bell (0-3), F. O’Brien, C. Drew, R. Victory (1-2), E. Craven (1-3), D. Smith, A. Fulham (0-2), E. Cudden (0-1).
Subs: L. Reilly for Scanlon, R. Clarke (1-2) for Victory, M. Sheerin for Cudden.
WALTERSTOWN ... 0-11
DULEEK ... 0-7
DAVID Whearty scored six points but it wasn’t enough to prevent Duleek from going down to defeat in this J B FC match at Donore on Friday evening last.
Walterstown led 0-8 to 0-2 at the break and while Duleek responded in the second half they relied solely on Whearty for scores, with four of his five second half points coming from frees.
Duleek: S. Curley, D. Moore, S. Mills, J. Barry, E. Kinsella, M. Crosby, C. Watters, C. Flaherty (0-1), C. Crosby, P. Martin, D. Whearty (0-6), P. Dowd, P. Campbell, P. Moore, T. Connell.
Subs: G. Hynes for Kinsella, S. Connor for P. Moore, I. Cudden for Connell.
KILMAINHAM ... 3-8
ST. PATRICK’S ... 0-15
TWO Kilmainham goals in a three minute spell shortly after half-time dealt a serious blow to St. Patrick’s junior B FC hopes at Seneschalstown on Saturday evening last.
The East Meath outfit were well in contention at the break, just a point in arrears, 0-8 to 1-6, and they were level on the restart through J.P. Ryan who registered his fourth point of the match.
St. Patrick’s came back strongly from that double blow but despite the best efforts of Ryan, Niall Sheridan, Niall Whearty, John Muldowney and David Collier they were unable to make up the deficit.
St. Patrick’s: P. Muldowney, J. Muldowney, S. Harris, C. Folan, E. Porter, N. Harris, D. Collier, D. Ryan, C. Calvey, N. Whearty (0-4), N. Sheridan, JP Ryan (0-7), A. Loughlin (0-1), N. Dunne (0-3), K. Gow.
Subs: F. Courtney for Loughlin, C. Nally for Courtney, N. Flynn for Gow.
ST. PATRICK’S ... 3-4
DUNSHAUGHLIN ... 2-6
A Niall Black goal nine minutes from the finish kept St. Patrick’s unbeaten run intact in the Junior C FC at Curraha on Friday evening last.
The winners led 1-2 to 0-4 at the break, with their opening goal coming from Shane Kirwin.
There was never much between the sides and the winners second goal came from Martin Collins.
Davy O’Rourke, Alan Wade, Alan Smith and Ian Sheridan were best.
St. Patrick’s: A. Smith, I. Sheridan, D. Callaghan, S. Brennan, C. Smith, P. Hughes, A. Stafford, N. Black (1-1), D. O’Rourke (0-1), A. Wade, C. Martin (0-1), S. Kirwin (1-1), M. Collins (1-0), M. Delaney, T. Russell.
Subs: G. Murphy for Russell, Murphy for Russell.