Seniors Miss Out In Championship Opener

Larkin Cassidy Solicitors IFC group 1

St. Joseph’s Glenavy 0.13 v 2.12 St. Ergnat’s Moneyglass

The game was played at Glenavy on a bright sunny day but a strong breeze was blowing straight up the pitch which affected the scoring.

This was definitely a game of two half’s, the visitors ran up 2.08 v 0.03 by halftime.

To their credit the Chapel Hill side fought back in the second period but just couldn’t get the vital goal to put the opposition under pressure.

It took the Marian Hill side 9 minutes to get on the score sheet with a pointed free from Colm Duffin. The home side should have got on the scoring board but over elaboration resulted in losing possession. Moneyglass broke up the pitch won a free which Colm Duffin converted. Jimmy McMeel won the kickout and quickly got the ball into his forwards The ball broke to Pat McCormick who calmly stroked the ball to the net. Glenavy were dealt a blow when the lost the influential Liam Henry with a shoulder injury. Jack McCoy pointed to leave his side six up after at the water break.

From the restart Glenavy went on a rare attack and gained a free which Fergal Green crossed the black spot. Jimmy McMeel and Fergus Green exchanged pointed frees. Jack McCoy and Stephen Doone exchanged points to leave the score 1.5 v 0.3 in the Toome side’s favour. We then had four unanswered points from the visitors from Pat McCormack, Colum Duffin and a class goal from Jack McCoy to leave the halftime score St.Ergnat’s 2.08 v 0.03 St.Joseph’s

Pat McCormick extended his side’s lead with a point. Then we had the comeback with the Orangemen knuckling down and making a fight of it. With scores coming from Fergal Henry, Connor Hamill, another 4 from Henry, Fergal Green (2), and Henry again pointed a beauty from an acute angle to leave four between the sides.  Conor Prenter pointed to ease the Moneyglass management nerves. Henry pointed a free to close the gap to four. Colum Duffin pointed two frees to keep his side six up. Fergal Henry had the final score with a point

Final score St. Joseph’s 0.13 v 2.12 St. Ergnat’s.

St.Joseph’s Jake Nelson; Liam Henry Ryan Malley; Pearse O’Neill; Mathew Hamill; Charles Gallagher; Jonathan Phillips; Oisin Hamill; Michael Johnston; Conor Hamill; Patrick Gallagher; Ciaran Loney; Fergal Henry; Fergal Green; Alex Gallagher.

Subs Used. Stephen Doone; Lorcan Heenan; Niall McCann; Michael Kane; David Fox.


St.Ergnat’s: Mark Carey; Peter McCormack; Tiernan Duffin; Eamon Kelly; Pat McCormick; Conor Boyd; Jervis Weir; Colum Duffin; Jimmy McMeel; Dermot McErlean;  Seanchann Duffin; Jack McCoy; Sean Kelly; Ryan Doyle Paul Tohill.

Sub used: Conor Prenter.

Referee: Vincent Boyle Dunloy