Sport Gaelic Football

Sunday 18 March 2018

Browne caps fightback to get 'House' party started

Two Mile House 0-13 Emyvale 2-6

With practically the last kick of the game Two Mile House saw off their Ulster counterparts at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park to book their berth in the final.


The Monaghan champions looked like they were on their way to Croke Park on St Patrick's Day, yet Two Mile House displayed great character late on and snatched victory thanks to a splendid match-winning point from their midfield general Niall Browne.

Two Mile House started the brighter and a brace of points each from Browne, Chris Healy and Aidan Casey put them into the ascendancy before Emyvale hit back, and the sides were level at six points apiece at half-time.

And just after the interval Emyvale netted when corner-forward Daniel McMahon slotted past John Coff. Points from Chris Healy and Aidan Casey then brought the Kildare side level.

Emyvale found the net again through Martin McAree and were two points to the good with three minutes left but Two Mile House hit back and a Browne point in the second minute of stoppage-time claimed victory.

Scorers – Two Mile House: N Browne 0-5, C Healy 0-4, A Casey 0-3 (1f), S Darcy 0-1. Emyvale: M McAree, D McMahon 1-1 (1f) each, D McAllister, R McAnespie 0-2 each.

Two Mile House – J Goff, B Byrne, W Burke, M Kelly; N McLoughlin, A Dowling, N Sherry; D Casey, N Browne; C Julian, M Sherry, S Darcy; C Healy, A Burke, A Casey. Subs: J Darcy for A Dowling (43), B Merrins for A Casey (55), D Browne for C Julian (56), A Casey for A Dowling (60).

Emyvale – G McCaffey, M Brown, G McQuiad, J Flannery; K McQuiad, J Bellew, C Connelly; M Flannery, C Hughes; D McAllister, R McAnspie, D Bellew; D McMahon, D Colton, M McAree.Subs: S McMeel for D Bellew (39), P McKenna for M Brown (54).

Ref – L Devenney (Mayo)

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