Tuesday 21 November 2017

Breen stars to keep Erne hopes alive

Fermanagh 2-13 St mary's 0-13

Fermanagh kept their semi-final hopes alive with a six-point victory over St Mary’s College at Brewster Park. Stock Photo
Fermanagh kept their semi-final hopes alive with a six-point victory over St Mary’s College at Brewster Park. Stock Photo
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Fermanagh kept their semi-final hopes alive with a six-point victory over St Mary's College at Brewster Park. A second-half goal from Daryl Keenan secured the win, with St Mary's squandering three goal chances.

Aidan Breen was a driving force for Pete McGrath's men, contributing two points as well as a number of assists.

Eoin Donnelly bagged the opening goal of the game after five minutes, but the big midfielder saw red after a second booking on 57 minutes.

Fermanagh raced into a six-point lead, but St Mary's levelled with six excellent points. Crucially, though, they missed some great goal chances.

Fermanagh took a grip of proceedings after the break and deserved their win.

Scorers - Fermanagh: E Donnelly, D Keenan 1-0 each, A Breen, T McCaffrey (2f), E McManus (1f), P McCusker 0-2 each, T Corrigan (1f), C Corrigan, B Mulrone, D Teague, M Jones 0-1 each. St Mary's: D Kavanagh 0-5 (4f), N Toner 0-2, O O'Neill 0-2 (2f), C MacIomhar, C Meyler, P Og McCrickard, S McConville 0-1 each.

FERMANAGH - T Treacy; P McGovern, L Cullen, C McManus; A Breen, B Mulrone, D McCusker; R Hyde, E Donnelly; P Reihill, C Corrigan, J Duffy; D Teague, E McManus, T McCaffrey. Subs: M Jones for McGovern, P McCusker for Reihill, D Keenan for Duffy all h-t, T Corrigan for Corrigan (50), T Clarke for Hyde (50), E Courtney for McManus (59).

ST MARY'S - M Reid; J Hannigan, R Mooney, K Mallon; C Byrne, M O'Hare, C MacIomhar; D McConville, O O'Neill; P Og McCrickard, C Meyler, S McConville; D Kavanagh, M Fitzpatrick, N Toner. Subs: J Colton for McCrickard (42), B Og McGilligan for McConville, C Quinn for M Fitzpatrick, C Mallon for MacIomhar (all 63).

REF - R Barry (Down).

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