Monday 22 January 2018

Malachy's march on

St Malachy's 3-15
Davitt College 0-4

All-Ireland Vocational Schools U-18 champions St Malachy's High School, Castlewellan, cruised to a 20-point victory over Davitt College Castlebar in a one-sided sided semi-final in Shannon Gaels Park, Blacklion on Saturday.

The Ulster champions ripped the Davitt College defence apart with three second-half goals.

It was all so different in the first period. Playing against the breeze, Davitt College midfielders James Lowe and Darren Flannery had the better of the exchanges with Colm Maginn and Ruairi Laughlin.

Indeed the winners had keeper Chris Hurley to thank for a brilliant save from Emmett Gill midway through the opening half. But after that Malachy's gradually settled to take control and cruise to victory.

Scorers -- St Malachy's HS, Castlewellan: D O'Hanlon 1-5 (0-2f), C Maginn 1-1, C Doyle 1-0, M Devlin 0-3 (0-2f), P McKenny, N Smyth 0-2 each, D McKay, C McClean 0-1 each. Davitt College, Castlebar: K Guthrie 0-2 (0-1f), B Murphy, G Concannon (0-1f) 0-1 each.

St Malachy's HS, Castlewellan -- C Turley; A Dornan, C McCusker, M Grant; S O'Hanlon, C McClean, C Cunningham; C Maginn, R Laughlin; C Doyle, D O'Hanlon, N Smyth; O McClean, P McKenny, M Devlin. Subs: S Tierney for C Doyle, D McKay for N Smyth, C Megoran for M Devlin, K Groves for D O'Hanlon.

Davitt College, Castlebar -- L Williams; D Staunton, P Sweeney, J Geraghty; D O'Connor, B Murphy, S Conroy; J Lowe, D Flannery; K Guthrie, E Gill, D Durkin; A Quinn, S Concannon, G Concannon. Subs: G Ralph for D Durkin, E Kelly for D Staunton.

Ref -- F Flynn (Leitrim).

Irish Independent

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