Naomh Ultan draw at home to Cloughaneely

Naomh Ultan got a late equaliser for a deserved draw against Division Two side Cloughaneely.

Naomh Ultan . . . . . . 1-16

Cloughaneely . . . . . 2-13

The draw was secured when Aaron Byrne was hauled down going through late on. Martin Ferry was shown black for the tackle as Dermot Gallier converted the pressure 30m free.

The win leaves Naomh Ultan on three points and in the mix to make it to the quarter-finals, while Cloughaneely can only make three points if they can win their final game against Naomh Colmcille.

Before a big crowd, there was little between the sides in the first half with Cloughaneely holding a three point lead at the break, 0-10 to 1-4.

The Naomh Ultan goal came from the penalty sport after ten minutes when James Byrne was fouled and Aidan Duddy converted from the spot.

Twice in the second half, Naomh Ultan fell five points behind, but showed great determination to get back in the game.

There were some great long range scores, notably from Declan Murrin, in both halves. John Fitzgerald was really impressive for Cloughaneely, while Sean McGuire also posed a threat, although he was well marshalled by Alastair Rodgers.

Midfielders Danny Shovlin and Declan Murrin impressed for the home side, while Aidan Duddy and the Alveys were prominent in the second half.

NAOMH ULTAN: Declan Murrin; Paul Murrin (0-1), Alastair Rodgers, Paul Gallier; Andrew Blaine (0-1), Dermot Gallier (0-5,3f), Daniel Gallagher; Declan Murrin (0-2), Danny Shovlin; Cian Kennedy (0-3,2f), Aidan Duddy (1-1, 1-0pen), Joe Alvey (0-1); Damien Quigley (0-1), James Byrne, Peter Alvey. Subs., Alan Lyons (0-1) for J Byrne; Aaron Byrne for D Murrin.

CLOUGHANEELY: Ciaran Gallagher; Ciaran McGeady, Paul McFadden, Martin Ferry; Eamon McHugh, Paddy Cannon (0-1), Darren McGeever (0-2); Michael McCausland, Kevin Mulhern (0-1); John McGarvey (1-0), Damien Ferry (0-2), Cillian Gallagher; Eugene McGuire (0-1), Sean McGuire (1-1), John Fitzgerald (0-5). Subs., Ciaran Scanlon for McCausland; Lee O'Brien for E McGuire.

REFEREE: Kevin McGinley (N Columba)