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Killanny Notes

August 19th, 2014

Killanny 1g 11p
Truagh 1g 10p
We got a sweet win over Truagh on Saturday last in Oram in the final of the Platinum Tanks Reserve Championship McKeown Cup coming from one point behind with time almost up to clinch a victory thanks to the accurate boot of Stephen McMahon who equalised and then got the winner.Two great points from Michael Vernon  followed by one from Marc Conlon and four points from Stephen McMahon and  Gareth Yore got his boot  to a bobbling ball which brought the half time score to 1g 7p to 4points. Playing in very wintry conditions and against a strong breeze we failed to gain primary possession around midfield and Truagh came more and more into this game but registered several wides. Robert Berg replaced Stephen McBride and Andy Callan came on for Sean McDonald and steadied the ship. Robert made an instant impact on the game and made several great runs to set up scores.  Stephen McMahon and Mark Conlon registered two points an then Truagh hit a purple patch and hit a goal and 6 points to put them ahead by a point with 5 minutes remaining. Stephen slotted over the equalizer from a free after a foul on himself. Time was almost up and the quick thinking Andy Callan after been fouled spotted  the unmarked Stephen who split the posts much to the delight of the traveling Cill Eanna supporters. Kevin Quinn in goals took off some great saves, the full backs of Peter Markey and Donal McArdle  marshalled the full back line well, the half backs of Shane Connolly, Lochlann Byrne, Stephen McBride and Robert Berg must come in for special mention as time and time again they cut out dangerous balls and drove forward.The midfielders of Michael Vernon who scored 2 points and Edmund Markey had their hands full and broke about even with possession.   The half forwards of Adrian Campbell Stephen McMahon, Sean McDonald and Andy Callan all worked very hard with Stephen been the top scorer with 7 points. The full forward of Gareth Yore and Marc Conlon caused havoc with their blistering runs  and scored 1g 2points. Gerry McDonald from the County Board presented Captain Stephen McBride with the McKeown Cup and after a cupla focail from Stephen it was off for the celebrations. Subs: Fabian Marron, Donal Byrne, Andrew McMahon, Niall Grimes, Paul Martin, Kevin Crawley, Garreth Finnegan, James Duddy, Cillian Leegan, Adrian Holland, Dermot Leegen, Michael Quinn. Managers Leo McGlew and Johnny Quinn.
Ref: Patrick Caulfield.
A step back in time
Just as a matter of interest after thrawling through the archives I come up with this piece of information from The Northern Standard which might be of interest to several Cill Eanna vererans. In 1996 Cill Eanna last won the division 3 championship Paddy Kierans Cup  with a victory over Corduff on a scoreline of 2g 10 to 8points and the game was played in Magheracloone  .So last Saturday evening in Oram we bridged an 18 year gap. That day PJ Rogers was Captain and his team was Eugene Morgan, John Quinn, Seamus McMahon, Pat Burns, Shane Connolly, Joey Clarke(RIP), Dermot Finnegan, Eamonn Hoey, Martin Burns, Alan Birdy 4p, PJ Rogers 1g 2p, Martin Crawley, Brian Connolly 1g 1p, John Byrne 2p, Ian Smyth. Subs: Alan Byrne, David Hughes and Damien Grimes.
Corduff team:
Brendan Finnegan, Ciaran Connolly, Patrick Connolly, Peter own Fealy, Shane McConnon, Donal Crossan, Pat McEnaney, Robbie Rice, Felix Brennan, Martin McNally, Alan Molloy 3p,  George McKitterrick 4p, Ciaran Hughes 1p, Thomas Marron, Conor Wallace. Subs: Pauric Duffy for Marron and Patrick McNally for M McNally.
 Ref Noel Meegan(RIP).
Minor Semi final
 We travel to Donaghmoyne on  Friday evening to play the home side in the semi final of the league. Good luck boys
Reserve league semi final
We make the long trip to Truagh on Sunday next for a 12.30 start in the semi final of the reserve league.
Killanny Captain Steven Mc Bride receiving the Kc Keown cup from County Board representative Gerry Mc Donald.

Killanny Captain Steven Mc Bride receiving the Kc Keown cup from County Board representative Gerry Mc Donald.

Killanny Team winners of the Mc Keown cup in the reserve Championship

Killanny Team winners of the Mc Keown cup in the reserve Championship

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