Beth Donaghy hit a superb 1-8 as Drumragh made their way to the junior semi final with a win over Clann na nGael in the midst of a thunderstorm at Gortin. As the thunder rolled throughout the first half Donaghy’s five points kept the Sarsfields a point to the good at the break.
A solid second half that saw Drumragh continue to keep the scoreboard moving and seal the win despite the best efforts of a battling Clann. Saoirse Mc Cormack’s goal had them three points up but an opportune free kick from Aine Mc Manus minutes later from a Drumragh free put them back ahead by the end of the first quarter.
Mairead Conwell’s well taken goal put Clann back in front as Drumragh were guilty of numerous missed chances. However Donaghy and Mc Garvey kept the scoreboard moving before the break. Amy Cox and Rhianna Mullin made an impact when they came in and they continued to influence the game through the second half.
Points from Blanaid Mc Garvey and Mc Manus had Drumragh moving after the break and when Donaghy’s speculative long range free kick found the net Clan’s race was run with the Sarsfield’s impressive all over the park.
Donaghy finished with 1-8, Aine Mc Manus with 1-4 and a well taken four points from Amy Cox
Aodh Ruadh … 1-13
Trillick …………… 3-6
Trillick looked to be on course for a senior semi-final place after a productive first half against Aodh Ruadh at Fr Hackett Park in Augher on Thursday. The St Macartan’s had established a half-time lead of 3-4 to 0-6 but Aodh Ruadh dominated the second half scoring exchanges to turn the game around and win by one point.
Goals in the opening 30 minutes by Mya Williamson, Cathleen Kelly and Shauna McGarren helped to put the Reds in the driving seat. Aodh Ruadh, though, regrouped effectively for the second half as Aoife McGahan led their scoreboard response with a string of converted frees. Meabh McGleenan levelled the contest for Aodh Ruadh with a goal before the sides swapped points but McGahan then got the winning score as Emma Jane Gervin, Rebecca Barker and Meabh McGleenan stepped up in that second half
Meabh McGleenan 1-04, Aoife McGahan 0-7 with points from Laura Kilpatrick and