AIB Ulster Club Junior Football Championship Semi – Final
Emyvale 0-12 Red Hughs (Donegal) 1-13
It has been a very disappointing 8 days for Emyvale GAA having being knocked out of this year Monaghan Junior league at semi final stage 8 days ago and yesterday they bowed out of the Ulster Junior Football Championship following their defeat in Omagh at the hands of Red Hugh’s from Donegal.
Emyvale got this game off to a flying start and dominated the early exchanges racing into a three point lead after only four minutes played, but Red Hugh’s hit back with a goal and two points and by the tenth minute were ahead 1-02 to 0-04. The final twenty minutes of the first half saw Emyvale regain their composure and got a grip of the game kicking four points before the break and going in at half time leading on a score line of 0-08 to 1-03.
Emyvale started the second half well and by the 39 minute had kicked three unanswered points to open up five point lead, but within a couple of minutes Red Hugh’s rallied to kick three points of their own. Emyvale seemed to steady the flow with impressive David Mc Alister kicking his seventh point of the game leaving the score 0-12 to 1-06 after 46 minutes played. However that was to be Emyvale’s last score of the game and Red Hugh’s totally dominated the last quarter of the game kicking seven unanswered points to run out eventual winners on a score line of 1-13 to 0-12.
Teams and scorers:
Emyvale: Gerard Mc Caffery, Sean McMeel, Araron Loughran, Ciaran Connolly, Gregory Devlin, Ryan McAnespie, Ryan Kelly, Colin Hughes, Stephen Askin, David Mc Alister 0-7, Robbie Mc Alister 0-1, Gareth Mc Quaid 0-2 (2f), Karl Mc Quaid 0-1, Gavin McKernan, Daniel Mc Mahon 0-1 (1f). Subs used: Jonathan Mc Carron for Gavin McKernan (Black Card 28), James O’Neill for Ciaran Connolly (40), Michael Flannery for Gareth McQuaid (50).
Red Hugh’s: Ciaran Kelly, Shane McGlinchey, Eugene Browne, Gary Kelly, Ryan Ceallaigh, Gerard Melaugh 0-1, Thomas McMenamin, Peadar McGlinchey 0-2 (1 45), Stephen McMenamin, Damien Browne 0-4 (2f), Cathal Doherty, Pauric McMenamin, Shane Gallagher, James Carlin, Calvin Bradley 1-05. Subs used: Jonny Carlin 0-1 for Ryan Ceallaigh (HT), Colm Melaugh for James Carlin (38), Tim Callaghan for Shane Mc Glinchey (50), Odhran Doherty for Damien Browne (61), Sean Sweeney for Calvin Bradley (Black Card 63), P.J Gallagher for Pauric Mc Menamin (68).