St Mary’s, Convoy, pulled off the result of the second round in the Junior A Championship with a narrow away win over fancied Na Rossa, in Dooey, on Saturday night.
Na Rossa . . . . . . . . . . 0-10
St Mary’s (Convoy) 0-11
Anthony Browne was in fine scoring form as St Mary’s bounced back from their first round home defeat to Letterkenny Gaels.
The corner forward scored six of his side’s tally in what was a closely contested game a Na Rossa outfit who were short eight first choice players due to work commitments and a pop concert in Belgium.
Among those missing were county U-21s Christian Bonner and John McDyre - both working and they also lost Odhran Molloy to a second yellow card in the middle of the second half.
Na Rossa had 1992 All-Ireland winner Declan Bonner in goals.
St Mary’s were minus influential midfielder Raymond McNamee.
St Mary’s led 0-7 to 0-3 at half-time with Odhran Molloy scoring all of Na Rossa points and Browne doing the bulk of the scoring for St Mary’s.
Na Rossa with John Paul McCready taking over the free taking role from Odhran Molloy, stormed back into the game in the second half.
They drew level at 0-8 each before St Mary’s closed out the game with a strong finish and a good win.
St Mary’s: Conor Cairns; Anthony Bogle John A McMullan, Michael Patton; Liam Prunty; Sean Browne, Ryan Kettle (0-1);Johnny Kee; Brendan Bonner; Michael Ayton (0-1); Laurence McMullan, Emmett Patterson (0-1); D O’Kane, Peter Blake (0-1), Anthony Browne 6).
Na Rossa: Declan Bonner; Ryan McGonagle, Daniel Melly, Patrick Gallagher; Denis O’Donnell, Adam McHugh (0-1), Odhran Molloy (0-3); Eugene Molloy, Donal Tremble; Gerard Breslin, John P McCready (0-4), Sean McMonagle (0-1); Conor McCahill (0-1), Patrick Melly, Cormac McHugh. Sub: Mark Timoney for G Breslin.
Referee: Mark Brown (Four Masters).