Owen Roes saw off the challenge of Naomh Eoghan in a low scoring game at Sigersons Park on Saturday afternoon winning 2-3 to 0-4 in a contest that was more attritional than attractive.
With the strong wind making good football next to impossible both sides struggled to create scores. Owen Roes relied on fast counter attacks which were easily dealt with by NaomhEoghan for most of the first half. They were powerless mind you when Seamus Dooher broke through and found Seamus Dooher in space and the corner forward made no mistake.
Ryan Mc Shane added a point from a free but it was Naomh Eoghan who finished best with two Eoin Devine minors. In between those scores Micky Dooher added a point to send the teams in at the break with Owen Roes leading by three.
The second half began with Naomh Eoghan pushing forward and probing the Owen Roes defence. However try as they might they found their opponents a tough nut to crack. Conor Langan and Pearse Mc Sorley did hit points but they missed two great chances of goals and were denied several other scores following great work from the Owen Roes defence. Gopower man of the match Tony Devine made a match winning block right at the end just before Sean Dooher sealed the win with a fine goal.