Friday 27 April 2018

Feeney inspires Mayo


A 64th-minute goal by Mayo's Derek McDonnell proved decisive at St Mobhi Road.

The Drumcondra side were severely depleted but stormed into an 0-8 to 0-2 lead after 20 minutes. The Westerners eventually halted Pat's momentum but still trailed by 0-11 to 0-7 at half-time.

The visitors had restored parity 13 minutes after the restart with free-scoring Kenny Feeney to the fore. This seemingly set the game up for a grandstand finale; but instead Mayo pressed the accelerator.

McDonnell's intervention six minutes from time ensured there was no way back for the home side.

Scorers – Mayo: K Feeney 0-9 (6fs), D McDonnell 1-0, F Boland, C Scahill 0-2 each, B Hunt, S Hoban, B Higgins 0-1 each. St Patrick's: R Peacock 0-6 (4fs, 1 '65'), E McIntyre 0-3, E O'Neill 0-2 (1f, 1'65'), G Glynn, P Butler 0-1 each.

ST PATRICK'S – S Russell; M Doyle, J Kelly, R O'Hanrahan; C Baxter, E Morrissey, C Wafer; N Maguire, D Flaherty; E O'Neill, R Peacock, P Butler; E McIntyre, K Ryan, G Glynn. Sub: C Fennessy for Peacock (52).

MAYO – D O'Brien; A Brennan, A Conneally, D Kenny; K Kiely, P O'Flynn, P Barrett; N O'Malley, B Hunt; F Boland, S Hoban, B Higgins; C Scahill, D McDonnell, K Feeney. Subs: C Canty for O'Malley (46), D Gallagher for Boland (66).

REF – B Redmond (Wexford).

Irish Independent

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