Friday 22 February 2019

Burke points way for Oranmore

Oranmore-Maree 1-13 ST Gall's 2-04

Burke kept the scoreboard ticking over. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Burke kept the scoreboard ticking over. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile Sportsdesk

AN 11-point salvo from Niall Burke helped Oranmore-Maree see off St Gall's at Parnell Park. And they did so despite playing the majority of the game with only 14 players following the 23rd minute dismissal of Alan Bannon, who was ent off for a late hit on Conor Burke.

As the Galway champions took a grip of the game, two Niall Burke points helped them to go in at the break leading 0-7 to 0-4.

And they effectively sealed their win early in the second half as Burke tapped over a free before Seán McInerney's goal made it 1-8 to 0-4.

Burke kept the scoreboard ticking over, converting six placed balls in total.

St Gall's were also to finish with 14 as Karl Stewart was issued a second yellow late, but they battled to the end and grabbed two injury-time goals through CJ McGourty and sub Antoin McCaffrey.

Scorers - Oranmore-Maree: N Burke 0-11 (9 frees, 1 65), S McInerney 1-0, A Burke 0-1, R Malone 0-1. St Gall's: C McGourty 1-3 (0-2 frees), A McCaffrey 1-0, S McAreavey 0-1.

ORANMORE-MAREE - R McInerney; S Bannon, S Goughan, A Bannon; M Hanniffy, G McInerney, L Keane; N Geoghan, R Maher; M Quinn, A Burke, N Burke; Ross Malone, P Keane, S McInerney. Subs: E Burke for A Burke (54), S Dunne for R Maher (58), N Qualter for L Keane (58), M Keane for P Keane (60).

ST GALL'S - P McCaffrey; S Morrison, J McDaniel, A Hannaway; N O'Neill, S Burke, A Gallagher; K Stewart, J Hopkins; T Ó Ciaráin, K McGourty, C McGourty; M Donnelly, C Burke, S McAreavey. Subs: R Irvine for A Hannaway (30+4), M Napier for M Donnelly (41), A Healy for C Burke (47), A McCaffrey for K McGourty (58), G McGreevy for J Hopkins (58). REF - P Murphy (Carlow).

Irish Independent

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