St. Eunan's bow out of MacLarnon

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Two late points from St. Louis, Ballymena, dashed the hopes of St. Eunan's, Letterkenny and a semi-final place in the MacLarnon Cup.

St. Eunan's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8

St. Louis, Ballymena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6

Thanks to five points from county minor Niall O'Donnell, the Letterkenny college looked to be on their way as they led 0-8 to 1-4 in the closing stages.

But then the Ballymena boys struck with Keelan Molloy getting two points in three minutes to deny St. Eunan's.

Played at the Derry Centre of Excellence, St. Eunan's started well but by half-time, they were 1-3 to 0-4 in arrears.

Without long term injured Rory Carr, the Letterkenny side also lost Caoimhin Marley to injury while Niall O'Donnell was hampered by a knee injury.

Despite the injury O'Donnell had helped his side into what seemed a winning lead only to be denied at the last.

St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny: Matthew Gallagher; Conor Callaghan, Mark McAteer, Sean Halvey; Michael McGroary, Aaron Deeney, Hugh O’Donnell; Caoimhín Marley (0-2), Kevin Kealy; Niall O’Donnell (0-5, 2f), James McSharry, Ciaran Kelly; Odhrán McFadden (0-1), Paul O’Brien, Ruairí Friel. Subs: Ryan McLaughlin for Kealy (42), Shay Doherty for Marley (50).

St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena: Eoin Marquess; Ryan McGarry, Daniel Martin, Michael Laverty; Connell Lemon, Conor Kinsella, Conal Cunning; Darren McCormick, James McNaughton; Sean Duffin, Ronan Kelly, Eoin Campbell (0-1); John Eddie Convery (0-2, 2f), Eamon Fyfe (1-0), Keelan Molloy (0-3, 2f). Subs: Eoghan Daly for Campbell (40), Colm Griffin for Kelly (50).

Referee: Joe Mulholland (Derry)