AN IMPRESSIVE Killybegs powered away from St Michael’s in the second half to advance to the last eight in the Under-21 ‘A’ Championship.
St Michael’s 0-13 Killybegs 3-14
By Charlie Collins at The Bridge
They had Jack O’Donnell’s goal to thank for a 1-6 to 0-6 half-time lead and the Fisherman hit some high gears in the second half.
Six minutes after the break, Shaun Gorrell hammered in their second goal with a third added by Jack McSharry in added time.
O’Donnell fired home in the 10th minute after a neat four-man move.
Conor Cunningham (2) and McSharry added quick points as Killybegs opened up a 1-4 to 0-2 lead.
St Michael’s responded with Colin McFadden, Eoghan Kelly and Edward O’Reilly on the mark.
However, Gorrell and Seamus Óg Byrne helped move Killybegs three ahead at the short whistle.
Gorrell and Cunningham tacked on frees after the re-start before Gorrell bagged the second goal for the visitors. Another fine move ended with Ryan Cunningham giving the final pass for Gorrell to finish.
Eight up, Killybegs were well in front and they made no mistake from there to the finish.
Carlos O’Reilly, Lee McColgan and Edward O’Reilly kept up the fight for St Michael’s, but Killybegs had too much to spare.
After Corey Byrne, the Killybegs goalkeeper, saved an Eoghan Kelly penalty in the final minute, Killybegs hit goal number three from the breakaway with McSharry’s brilliant finish sealing a 10-point win.
St. Michael’s: Dan McColgan; Dara Breen, Patrick McGinley, Liam Kelly; Hugh O’Donnell, Ruairi Friel, Eoghan Kelly (0-1f); Kyle NcGarvey, Colin McFadden (0-1); Lee McColgan (0-3f), Shane Langan, Conan Brennan; Edward O’Reilly (0-4, 3f), Odhran McFadden, Carlos O’Reilly (0-4, 3f). Subs: Daniel Ferry for Brennan (58), Mickey Harkin for O.McFadden (59), Aidan McFadden for McColgan (60), Lorcan McFadden for McGinley (60), Charles Roarty for E.Kelly (60).
Killybegs: Corey Byrne; Michael O’Callaghan, Cillian Gildea, Eoin McGing; Niall Campbell, Seamus Og Byrne (0-1), Ryan Carr; Jack McSharry (1-1), Michael Statham; Rory Coyler, Ryan Cunningham ((0-5, 4f), Jack O’Donnell (1-0); Conor Cunningham (0-2, 1f), Shaun Gorrell (1-3, 1f), Daniel O’Keeney (0-2). Subs: Timmy Gorrell for O’Donnell (40), Charlie Breslin for C.Cunningham (40), Calum Quinn for R.Cunningham (58), Dylan Doogan for O’Keeney (60).Tags: