An Oisin McGinley free with the last kick of the game helped Naomh Columba snatch a share of the points in Bridgetown on Sunday.
Naomh Brid 0-13
Naomh Columba 0-13
Having led for the majority of this contest, Naomh Brid were obviously disappointed to have let the visitors off the hook having entered injury time three to the good on a score of 0-13 to 0-10.
But with referee Shane Toolan adding seven and a half minutes of injury time, late overs from Declan Maguire, Stephen Jones and McGinley dragged Naomh Columba out to a draw.
The home charges were 0-8 to 0-5 in front at the midpoint with Pauric McDaid grabbing three of his side’s points. Gary McCafferty and a brace a piece from Callum Gallagher and Shane Walsh were the others doing damage up top for Naomh Brid in an impressive opening 35 minutes that resulted in a three-point cushion at the break.
Naomh Columba’s opening half tally was achieved thanks to overs from Oisin McGinley (0-3,3f), Paddy Byrne (’45) and Pauric Cunningham.
The gap was stretched out to four soon after the restart courtesy of another McDaid effort from the placed ball. However, Naomh Columba stirred when Oisin McGinley (free) and a huge Paddy Byrne free from distance cut the deficit back to two.
But they remained at a three-point arm’s length for most of the remainder as both outfits traded scores right up until 60 minutes.
McDaid (0-2,2f), Dermot Langan and Shane Walsh posted for Naomh Brid while substitute Ryan Gillespie, Declan Maguire and Oisin McGinley landed points for Naomh Columba.
That still left the home side three to the good as the clock ticked into the red. But as previously stated, a late salvo deep in injury time from the Glen men helped secure what had looked like the most unlikely of points just minutes earlier.
Naomh Brid: Stephen Doherty; Jamie Timony, Ross Gallagher, Donal Martin; Declan McClafferty, Gary McCafferty (0-1), Clint Walsh; Tommy Gallagher, Dermot Langan (0-1); Shane Walsh (0-3,1f), Pauric McDaid (0-6,5f), Shaun Gormley; David Walsh, Darragh Brogan, Callum Gallagher (0-2). Subs: Cian Gallagher for D. McClafferty (55min), Liam Duffy for T. Gallagher (62mins).
Naomh Columba: Shane O’Gara; Kieran McBrearty, Mark Cunningham, Barry Carr; Kevin McNern, Michael Maguire, Pauric Ward; Paddy Byrne (0-2,1f,1’45), Andrew O’Gara; Gavin McGinley, Pauric Cunningham (0-1), Ryan McNern; Oisin McGinley (0-6,6f), Declan Maguire (0-2), Noel McGinley. Subs: Phillip McNern and Phillip Doherty for G. McGinley and R. McNern (ht), Ryan Gillespie (0-1) for N. McGinley (42mins), Jamie McGinley for M. Maguire (54mins), Stephen Jones (0-1) for P. Byrne (65mins).
Referee: Shane Toolan (Aodh Ruadh).
Aodh Ruadh 2-11
A last-ditch Christopher Barrett point helped Milford to a much-needed win over Aodh Ruadh in a thrilling match at Moyle View Park on Friday evening.
Kane Barrett and Cathal McGettigan were in good scoring form for the home side in the first half, but Jamie McDonald and David Dolan kept Aodh Ruadh in touch, and they lead at half-time following a terrific goal from McDonald in the 29th minute.
Both sides enjoyed purple patches in the second half, before Cathal McGettigan levelled proceedings with a fine goal after 55 minutes.
Aodh Ruadh looked to have won the game when Peter Boyle scored a huge free and David Dolan fisted in a goal.
However, Milford snatched a late goal through Paddy Peoples, when Peter Boyle lost possession of the ball on his own goal line.
The visitors thought they should have had a free out and their misery was compounded when Christopher Barrett hit the winner in the 63rd minute.
Milford: Shaun Gallagher; Gavin Grier, Gearoid Horkan, Conor McNulty; Dean Burgess, Gary Merritt, TJ Evesson; Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen; Manus Boyce, Pauric Curley, Christopher Barrett (0-1); Kane Barrett (0-3,1f), Cathal McGettigan (1-8, 5fs), Paddy Peoples (1-0). Subs: Anthony Fisher for Boyce (46 mins), Christy McCafferty for Curley (61 mins).
Aodh Ruadh: Peter Boyle (0-3,3fs); Michael Ward, Damien Cleary, Colm Kelly; Johnny Gallagher, Eamonn McGrath, Michael Dolan; Conor Patton, James O’Donnell; Anthony Boyle (0-1), David Dolan (1-1), Ronan Drummond; Pauric Patton (0-1), Jamie McDonald (1-1), Diarmuid McInerney (0-1,1f). Subs: David McGurrin (0-2,1f) for McInerney (half-time), Kieran McKeown (0-1) for Ward (33 mins), Niall Harley for Drummond (50 mins).
Referee: Tony Gallagher (Red Hugh’s).
Red Hugh’s 1-10
In glorious sunshine at Pairc Ni Chnaimsighe,Straid, Urris and Red Hugh’s meet on Saturday night in this division 3 match with the visitors coming out on top with a one point win. The game opened with a point for Urris followed by one for Red Hugh’s. Red Hugh’s scored the next three points with scores coming from G McLaugh and two for D Browne. Then the home side scored the next three points to level the games with scores from Mark McLaughlin and two from Kevin McLaughlin. Then before half time the game changed with a goal for the visitors, scorer D Browne and then on the brink of half time Urris had C Brennan sent off for two yellow cards.
Half time: Urris 0-04 Red Hugh’s 1-04.
Red Hugh’s started the second half where they left off scoring the first two points. Then after some pressure from the home side they went up the field and Peter Devlin scored a goal bringing it back to a two point game again. Points from Mark McLaughlin and Kevin McLaughlin followed to level this game with twenty minutes gone in the second half. D Browne added a further point for the visitors to cancel out a point for Urris a few minutes earlier. Urris added on a further two points with scores coming from Kevin McLaughlin and Mark McLaughlin to take a two point lead. But the visitors ended the second half as they started scoring the final three points to take victory with the winning point from D Browne. Fourteen man Urris battled on for the draw but came up short on the day.
Both teams meet again next week in Killygordon in the Junior A Championship.
Urris: K Friel, K Doherty, P Doherty, G Doherty, D Devlin, J Cooke, D Harkin, D Kelly, K McLaughlin, C Brennan, B Doherty, M Doherty,N McLaughlin, P Devlin and M McLaughlin.
Red Hugh’s: L Kelly, A Mcconnell, T McMenamin, D McCreary, G Melaugh, S McMenamin, P McMenamin, E Browne, M Bonner, P Byrne, D Browne, R Gallen, C Melaugh, C Bradley, PJ Gallagher.
Naomh Colmcille 2-07
Naomh Colmcille kept up the pressure on Aodh Ruadh at the top of the All-County Football League Division Three with a win over rivals Burt.
Matthew Crossan did the damage with both goals for Francie Martin’s team.
Naomh Colmcille: Marty Callaghan; Eddie Gillespie, Alex Devenney, Mark Callaghan; Paul Friel, Gerard Curran, John Fullerton; Ryan McKinley, Ciaran Devine; Daniel Clarke, Ryan McErlean, Shane McAteer; Matthew Crossan, Willie Gillespie, Joe Donaghey. Subs: Don Hegarty, Richard Clarke, Cathal Curran.
Burt: C McDermott; S O’Donnell, M McCann, B Harrigan; R Grant, R McDermott, P McHugh (0-2); C Harkin (0-1), E McDermott; S McHugh (0-2), M Donaghey, D Gallagher; M Coyle, C Dowds (0-1), P McDermott.