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D1 Wins For Galbally And Killyclogher In Association With Devity

Monday 24.07.2023
Team Talk Mag
All County League


There were two games played in Division one on Monday evening and they resulted in wins for Galbally and Killyclogher over Coalisland and Errigal Ciaran respectively.


The Pearses were on top in the first half with points coming from Conor Donaghy, Joseph Corrigan, Ronan Nugent and Sean Murphy. Tiarnan Quinn and Peter Heron were on target for the Fianna but just before the break Marc Lennon scored a Galbally goal to leave them 1-9 to 0-5 in front.


Corrigan and Conor Quinn traded points with Heron and Tiarnan Quinn on the restart before efforts from Mark Donnelly, Donaghy and Corrigan left Galbally well clear. Going into the final quarter the Fianna rallied with points from Bailey Leonrad, Quinn, Sean Corr and Paudie Hampsey but it was Galbally’s night with Mark Donnelly scoring a fine goal with the last kick of the game as it finished 2-15 to 0-13.

With one eye on the championship both sides at Ballinamullen took to the field minus a number of first choice players but that did not mean that the game lacked physicality or intensity.

Mark Kavanagh opened the scoring with a goal in the second minute after a strong run through the Killyclogher defence. Mark Flanagan got things going for the home side before Tommy Canavan replied for Errigal to make it 1-1 to 0-1 with a fine score. Killyclogher hit a brace of points through Odhran Potter and Nathan O’Neill before a fine run and finish by Potter put them 1-3 to 1-1 ahead. Points from Flanagan and Patrick Corcoran were separated by another Canavan score and a further point from Kavanagh to leave the half time score 1-5 to 1-3 in favour of Killyclogher.

The second half was every bit as competitive as the first with nothing spared in the challenges or the workrate. Errigal did finish the game with thirteen players as tempers flared towards the end of the match but this was certainly not a dirty game.

Mark Flanagan won and converted a penalty to make it 2-5 to 1-3 for the home side before Oran Robinson made it a four point game. Flanagan and wingback Nathan O’Neill pointed for Killyclogher but Canavan and goalkeeper Mc Anenly pointed to leave three points between the teams as the game entered its closing stages.

With Errigal short of numbers and pushing for the equaliser Killyclogher broke forward and Darragh Hayes found the net for his team’s third goal. With six points between the teams Errigal went for broke and an Oran Robinson fisted effort hit the net to make it a three point game. Unfortunately for Errigal time ran out on them and Killyclogher took the points on a final score of 3-7 to 2-7.




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