MC ELVANEY’S WASTE & RECYCLING INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Three goal Stephen O’Hanlon helped propel Carrickmacross to their 2nd victory in this year’s intermediate football championship, this time at the expense of Inniskeen in what was overall a fairly low-key and at times scrappy affair in St Mary’s Park Castleblayney on Friday evening. Carrickmacross were the livelier side throughout and looked to have matters wrapped up when they led by 10 points with 7 minutes of normal time remaining but Inniskeen staged a late rally that saw them reduce the deficit to 2 in stoppage time and the game now very much in the balance before O’Hanlon netted his 3rd goal to see Carrickmacross over the line. At the end of a low scoring 1st half Carrickmacross led by 1-4 to 0-4, the goal by Stephen O’Hanlon in the 12th minute. Inniskeen made a promising start to the second-half but O’Hanlon crashed in his 2nd goal in the 3rd minute and they added 5 points without reply to lead by 7 entering the final 10 minutes of normal time. Inniskeen pulled back a point through Michael Monaghan but Carrickmacross responded with 1-1 to open a 10 points lead with 7 minutes remaining but were then put under late pressure as Inniskeen came close to turning things around.
Teams and Scorers: Carrickmacross: Andrew O’Rourke, Jamie Guinan, Conor Duffy, Aaron Murray, Gary McEnaney 0-1, James Conlon, Cillian Cromwell, Aaron Lynch, Niall Loughman, Peter O’Hanlon, Kevin O’Hanlon 1-3, Stephen O’Hanlon 3-0, Conor McEnaney, Aaron Jones, Sean Downey 0-5 (2f). Subs: Caolan Martin 0-1 for A Murray, Ryan O’Connor for J Guinan, Stephen Gollogly 0-1 for A Jones, David Eakin for C McEnaney, Mark Downey for S O’Hanlon (Black Card).
Inniskeen: Padraig Dowdall, Francis McArdle, Joe Butler, Anthony Keenan, Colm Meegan, Matthew McKenna 0-1, Robert Lorenze, Gerard McArdle 1-0, Shane Woods 1-1, Paul Meegan 0-1 (f), Michael Monaghan 0-1, Cormac Boylan, Donal Meegan 0-3 (2f), TJ Byrne, Ronan Meegan 0-1. Subs: Ciaran McNulty 0-1 for C Boylan, Aidan Woods 1-0 for R Meegan, Padraig Garland for TJ Byrne, Eugene McArdle for M Monaghan. Referee: Kieran Mulligan (Aghabog).