Donaghmoyne 2-15 Monaghan Harps 1-12
Donaghmoyne captured the John Moen Cup in Páirc Mhic Eoin, Drumhowan on Tuesday 21st August but were made work for it and only pulled away in the second period of extra time.
The game started slowly with Hugh Murnaghan and Jamie Coyle opening the scores respectively for Donaghmoyne and the Harps. Points were exchanged but scores were at a premium and at the end of the first quarter the Harps were ahead by a solitary point. Jamie Coyle hit another point for the town side but with under five minutes of the first half left the scores were tied up at five points apiece. Nathan Lavery got a crucial goal for the Harps but Donaghmoyne replied with points of their own to leave the half time score Monaghan Harps 1-5 Donaghmoyne 0-7.
The second half opened with a Shay Cooney point but Donaghmoyne kicked the next two to bring things all level once again. Gerry Finnegan then scored a goal that was deflected at the last second to cause Karol Parszywka trouble on what should have been a regular goal line catch. The north Monaghan side weren’t for quitting and points from Shay Cooney and Nathan Lavery left it at tied at 1-9 each entering the final ten. 2 further points each meant extra time was needed.
Hugh Murnaghan added further points to Donaghmoyne’s tally to leave them with a 2 point lead at the interval and with many of the Harps players’ cramping the Harps were struggling. Despite this they kicked the first point of the 2nd half but that was their final score with Donaghmoyne scoring a further 1-2, the goal coming from a penalty to leave the full time score 2-15 to 1-12.
Teams and Scorers: Donaghmoyne: Darragh Watters, Shane Markey, Liam Martin, Ciaran Markey, Eoghan Mc Eneaney, Ciaran Finnegan, Christopher Collier, Brendan Keenan, Gavin Mc Skeane 0-1, Hugh Murnaghan (c) 0-7 (3f), Matthew Marron 1-4 (1Pen2f), Eric Coleman0-1, Luke Lynch, Gerry Finnegan 1-1, Kyle Finnegan 0-1 Subs used Rian Kavanagh for Shane Markey (1stH) Dean Martin for Luke Lynch (ET)
Karol Parszywka; Jordan Crampton, James Curley, Gary Devlin; Tiarnán O’Rourke, Liam Conway (Capt., 0-1), Mark McManus; Nathan Lavery (1-2), Kevin Moran; Jamie Coyle (0-2), Daragh Croarkin, Jake Power (0-1); Josh Kelly, Ben Myers (0-2, 1f), Shay Cooney (0-3, 1f).
Subs Used Ht Jake McConnon for Jordan Crampton, 2nd Half Luke McManus (0-1) for Josh Kelly Extra Time Josh Lavery for James Curley, Shea Swift for Kevin Moran, Fachtna Mac Conghail for Mark Mc Manus, Michael Mc Morrow for Gary Devlin