Naomh Columba record good opening win


Naomh Columba record good opening win

Naomh Columba 0-10

Four Masters 1-6

Glen 'keeper, Pauric O’Donnell was the hero for Naomh Columba, as his penalty save from Four Masters' sharpshooter Michael Doherty before half-time was the turning point of this well-contested affair in Pairc na nGael.

Four Masters led by 1-5 to 0-6 at half-time thanks to a Darren Doherty goal in a very evenly fought half where Michael Doherty and Martin Cunningham and Ryan Gillespie traded points.

The second half was a real see-saw affair before the youthful but accurate Padraig Byrne ensured a home victory for Glen with a well struck free late on.

Naomh Columba: P O Donnell, B Carr, C Byrne (0-1),K McBrearty; M Cunningham (0-2), J McGinley, P Doherty; P Byrne (0-1,f),P Cunningham (0-1,f),M McGuire, Gavin McGinley (0-1),P Doherty, R Gillespie (0-4,3f),R McNern. Subs: Steve Jones for J McGinley, P Ward for G McGinley

Four Masters: R Haughey, D Walsh, D Quinn, Enda Bonner; B Dunnion, J Boyle, J Lacey, P Reid, B Monaghan; C Loughney, D Doherty (1-0), S Meehan (0-1), D Ward (0-3,2f), S O'Kennedy, M Doherty (0-2,2f). Subs: D Kennedy for J Lacey, J Duignan for P Reid, E Doogan for S Meehan.

Referee: Tony Gallagher (Red Hugh's)