AIB ULSTER CLUB INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
St Enda’s Glengormley (Antrim) 2-15, Doohamlet 3-5.
Antrim champions St Enda’s deservedly booked their place in the semi finals of the Ulster intermediate club championship with this seven points victory over Monaghan champions Doohamlet at Corrigan Park, Belfast on Sunday afternoon last.
Doohamlet stayed in the game until the third quarter thanks to three goals at crucial times but in truth the Antrim side were full value for their win as they were always able to respond when Doohamlet threatened.
Doohamlet were hit with a severe blow before the game with county star and playmaker Colin Walshe not recovering from a hamstring injury sustained in a league game last week and his influence at the back was sorely missed as a wind assisted St Enda’s carried the game to the Monaghan champions in the opening half at the end of which they led by five points.
It was nip and tuck in the second half with goals the important scores but St. Enda’s finished the stronger with an unanswered 1-3 late on clinching victory.
Teams and Scorers: Doohamlet: James Casey; Martin Hughes, Conor Murray, Gavin King; Jason McElroy, Ryan Ingram, Damien Ward; Jamie Walshe 1-0, Ciaran McManus; Kevin McArdle, Barry McBennett 1-2 (1-1 pen and free), Hugh McGinn; Niall Connolly, Darren Connolly, Barry McGinn 0-3 . Subs: Oisin O’Neill (1-0) for K McArdle (ht), Sean Markey for D Connolly (34), Cormac McKenna for R Ingram (40), Ted Duffy for H McGinn (46), John Duffy for N Connolly (51).
St Enda’s: Paddy Flood; Killian Jennings, Mick McNamee, Cormac Eastwood; Conan Lyttle (0-1), James McAuley, Conor McAuley; Philly Curran, Joe Maskey (0-2); Peter Healy (0-2), Ruairi Scott (1-1), Kristian Healy (1-2); Donal Walsh, Odhran Eastwood (0-4, 3f), Eoin Nagle (0-2). Subs: Cormac Ross for C Eastwood (30+2), Ethan Gibson for P Curran (ht), Ciaran O’Neill (0-1) for D Walsh (ht), Ryan Kennedy for C Ross (37)
Referee: Dan Mullan (Derry)