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Gilmore Fires Three Goals in MacRory Win

Saturday 10.11.2018
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Three goals from St John’s club man Andrew Gilmore helped St Colman’s College Newry to victory over St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon in Pearse Og’s on Saturday morning.  The contest threw up thirty-four scores over the course of a hugely entering hour.  The Academy came from three points down to draw level in the 60th minute but St Colman’s got the win thanks to a 50 yard free from Thomas Close and a late insurance point from substitute Adam Crimmons.

The opening score of the game came in the 4th minute as midfielder Ryan Cunningham sped in from the right hand side and kicked a point from a narrow angle.  By the end of the opening quarter Dungannon had established a six point advantage and lead 1-4 to 0-1.  A Ronan McHugh point in the 8th minute was followed up by an Ryan McCabe goal seconds later.  The Clonoe man smashing the ball to the roof of the Colman’s net.  The remainder of the scores in that period came from another two Ronan McHugh points and a point from play from Neil Kilpatrick.

Within five minutes St Colman’s had responded with a goal and two points of their own.  First the impressive Danny Magill hit a point from play followed up with first of Andrew Gilmore’s two first half goals in the 18th minute.  Close and McHugh swapped a free apiece for each side before Tiernan O’Hare fired in St Colman’s second goal in the 21st minute to leave the score St Colman’s 2-3 St Patrick’s 1-5.

Two Academy points from Miceal O’Neill and Ronan McHugh and a second Danny Magill point meant the game was level again with three minutes to go to the break. 2-4 to 1-7.  Step forward Andrew Gilmore.  He smashed home his second and St Colman’s third goal in the 28th minute.  Dungannon responded to the setback and finished the half with points from both corner forwards Luke Donnelly and Ryan McCabe.  Half Time Score – St Colman’s 3-4 St Patrick’s 1-9.

The second half proved to be as equally absorbing with both sides going toe to toe on the scoring front throughout the thirty minutes.  St Patrick’s Academy were a point to the good 1-15 to 3-8 with ten minutes to go thanks to points from Micael O’Neill, Ryan McCabe (2), Ronan McHugh, Shane Donnelly and Neil Kilpatrick.  St Colman’s were restricted to four points during that time the pick of which came via wing half back Patrick Brooks.  Thomas Close (2) and Danny Magill slotted the other three scores.

There was to be one more big moment in the game.  Andrew Gilmore raced out of the full forward line took full advantage of a mistake in the Academy defence, won the ball and turned back inside before squeezing the ball into the corner of the Academy net.  Eoghan Byrne eased the St Colman’s lead out to three points after the kickout.  At that point the game looked over for Dungannon.  That wasn’t quite the case as they came storming back once again hitting three points in a row through McHugh (2) and Lorcan Kilpatrick.  The contest was decided however with those two late points from Close and Crimmons.  Final Score – St Colman’s 4-11 St Patrick’s 1-18.

St Colman’s : Eoin Cotter, Laurence Branagan, Darragh Fegan, Rowan Tumilty, Declan Studdard, Peter Sweeney, Cian Lyons, Patrick Brooks (0-1), Ryan Cunningham (0-1), Danny Magill (0-3), Thomas Close (0-4, 3 frees), Tiarnan O’Hare (1-0), Eoghan Byrne (0-1), Eamon Brown, Andrew Gilmore (3-0) Subs : Peter McGrane for Tiarnan O’Hare, Redmond French for Laurence Branagan, Adam Crimmons (0-1), Steven McCreesh for Ryan Cunningham

St Patrick’s : Lorcan Quinn, Oisin McHugh, Matthew McCusker, Liam Lyons, Louis Conlon, Ronan Duffin, Lorcan Kilpatrick (0-1), Miceal o’Neill (0-2), Tomas McCormack, Shea Daly, Neil Kilpatrick (0-2), Shane Donnelly (0-1), Luke Donnelly (0-1), Ronan McHugh (0-8, 6 frees), Ryan McCabe (1-3, 1 free) : Scott McCann for Liam Lyons

Referee – Sean Laverty (Moneyglass, Antrim)









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