UNIVERSAL GRAPHICS JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Oram 2-10, Killeevan 0-8.
A more composed Oram booked their place in the semi-final of the Junior football championship at the expense of Killeevan who exited the series, in this fairly low-key and at times scrappy affair that was played in St Mary’s Park, Castleblayney, on Friday evening last.
Goals were ultimately Killeevan’s undoing in this contest as they had competed well and led on 2 occasions in the opening quarter, before being hit with a goal in the 20th minute that help Oram to a 3 points lead, 1-4 to 0-4 half-time. In the 3rd quarter Killeevan kept in touch but were finding scores hard to come by, but when Oram found the Killeevan net for the 2nd time going into the final quarter, the game was effectively over as a contest and petered out as both sides ran their benches and Killeevan unable to engineer the goal that would have thrown them a lifeline.
Teams and Scorers: Oram: Kevin Irwin, Lorcan Keenan, |Stephen McBride, Christopher McGeough, Danny Lynch, Christopher McGuinness, Gerard Keenan, Ryan McGuinness 0-3 (2f), Turlough Fitzsimons, Daniel Forde 0-1, Jason McDonald 0-2, Hugh Brennan, Rory Murphy 1-1, Pauric Graham 0-3 (2f), Sean Graham. Subs: John Mone 1-0 for S Graham, Darren Kavanagh for T Fitzsimons, Ryan Davis for H Brennan, Eoghan McNally for J Mone.
Killeevan: Adam Langan, Conal Smith, Ciaran Kerr, Alan Curley, Killian Mooney, Gerard Graham 0-1, Ciaran Burns, Ryan Tierney, Darren Quigley, Ciaran McGinn, Lorcan Kilpatrick 0-6, Kieran Smyth, Iain McConnon, Kevin McGinn, Edward McGinn. Subs: Noel Smith 0-1 (f) for E McGinn, James McDermott for K Smyth, Nigel Quigley for A Curley, Maitiu Mac Uaid for C Smith, Marc McGinn for I McConnon, Conor McDonald for R Tierney.
Referee: Diarmuid Boylan (Donaghmoyne).