St Eunan’s got the better of derby foes Glenswilly at O’Donnell Park this evening.
St. Eunans 0-18 Glenswilly 2-6
by Charlie Collins at O’Donnell Park
The visitors were without both Neil Gallagher and Caoimhin Marley from their midfield while Rory Kavanagh was absent for St.Eunans and Caolan Ward and Niall O Donnell started on the bench.
Glenswilly had the better of the opening exchanges and raced into a 0-5 to 001 lead after 13 minutes.
Caolan Kelly opened the scoring in the first minute, Michael Murphy added three points – two from frees -and Shane McDevitt pointed from play.
St.Eunans only early reply came from Jamie Doherty from play.
However the home side took control as the half progressed and hit six points in a row. Conor Gibbons converted two frees and added one from play while Jordan O’Dowd scored twice from play – the second a goal chance but he decided to take the point.
The impressive Conor O Donnell also scored from play to leave it 0-7 to 0-5 in Eunans favour at the break.
Peter McEniff kicked two quick points to make it a four point game but Glenswilly replied quickly when Murphy found Leon Kelly and he blasted past Shaun Patton to the net.
Aminute later Murphy levelled it up with a super point from near the end line.
St. Eunans then hit six in a row with McEniff, Conor Morrison, Gibbons with two, Niall O’Donnell and Shaun Patton from a 45 on the mark.
Murphy’s blockbuster from a 20m free reduced the lead to just three again 0-15 to 2-06 but Eunans finished strongly and added three more points, two from Gibbons and another from Niall O Donnell to leave a final score of 0-18 to 2-06.
St Eunan’s: Shaun Patton (0-1, 1’45 ); Conor Morrison ( 0-1), Eamonn Doherty, Conor Parke; Sean Halvey, Darragh Mulgrew, Conor O’Donnell (0-1); Sean McGettigan, Jordan O’Dowd (0-2); Peter McEniff (0-3), Sean McVeigh, Conor Gibbons (0-6, 4f), Eoghan McGeehin, Jamie Doherty (0-1). Subs: Caolan Ward and Niall O Donnell (0-3) for McVeigh and Doherty (half-time), Oisín Toal for Halvey (36), Rory Carr and Michael Miller for McGeehin and Ryan (50).
Glenswilly: Gerard McGrenra; Mark MaAteer, Eamonn Ward, Ruairi Crawford; Ryan Diver, Caolan Kelly (0-1), Oisín Crawford; Sean Wogan, Leon Kelly (1-0); Steve O Donnell, Ciaran Bonner, Cormac Callaghan; Keelan McFaddan, Michael Murphy (1-4, 2f) , Shane McDevitt (0-1). Subs: Joe Gibbons for O’Donnell (11), Shane McDaid for Caolan Kelly (25), Christopher McMonagle for McDevitt (45), Lee Crerand for Kelly (56).
Referee: Enda Mc Feely (St Mary’s, Convoy).