Kilcar carved out a narrow win over Cloughaneely this evening to preserve their good start to 2019.
Cloughaneely 0-10 Kilcar 0-12
Cloughnaeely stayed on the tails of the Towney men for long spells of the second half, but Kilcar had enough experience.
With a little under 20 minutes left, Cloughaneely were level at 0-8 apiece, with Sean McGarvey – who contributed six points in all – mastering the comeback.
Stephen McBrearty and Aodhán McGinley gave Kilcar the driving seat again.
McGarvey hit a pair of late points for the home side but, crucially, Ciaran McGinley and Mark McHugh ensured that Kilcar came away unscathed.
Matthew McClean’s double helped Kilcar to lead 0-6 to 0-3 at the changeover, with Ryan O’Donnell and another by McClean stretching that margin early in the second half.
Cloughaneely hit back, but it was Kilcar who crept through to win.
Cloughaneely: Sean McClafferty; Ciaran McFadden, Kevin Mulhern, Noel Sweeney; Mark Harley, Ciaran McGeady, Neil Kelly; Martin Maguire, Michael Fitzgerald; Michael McHugh (0-1), Darren Ferry (0-1), Cian McFadden; Cillian Gallagher (0-1), Sean McGarvey (0-6, 2f, 1 ’45), John Fitzgerald. Subs used: Sean Maguire, Shane Coll, Joe Coll
Kilcar: Eamonn McGinley; Barry Shovlin, Barry McGinley, Dillon O’Gara; Paddy McShane, Michael Hegarty, Conor Doherty (0-1); Ciaran McGinley (0-2), Mark McHugh (0-2f); Oran Doogan, Mark Sweeney, Stephen McBrearty (0-1); Aodhán McGinley (0-2), Matthew McClean (0-3), Ryan O’Donnell (0-1). Subs used: Andrew McClean, Stephen Shovlin.Tags: