DISAPPOINTMENT TURNS TO DELIGHT FOR MAGHERACLOONE

12 October 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

MAGHERACLOONE 2-10
DONAGHMOYNE 1-10
BY JOHN GRAHAM

MAGHERACLOONE who were defeated in the final of the minor football league a couple of weeks back made ample amends on Sunday afternoon last when they won the Maguire International sponsored minor football championship division 2 title, the game played as the curtain raiser to the intermediate championship final.
In the early stages though it didn’t look all that promising for the Mitchells as it was Donaghmoyne who made the early running and had 1-3 on the board before Magheracloone opened their account. Once they got motoring though and Alan McCahey found the range they gradually overhauled Donaghmoyne to the extent that they had drawn level by the 22nd minute and it was a Killian Rudden into the corner of his own net and that goal ultimately separated the sides at the finish.

McElroy opener
Donaghmoyne opened the scoring with a point by Darren McElroy in the second minute and they then went on to add a brace from Niall Garland, one from a free, in the third and sixth minutes to open a three points gap. Nine minutes into the match they doubled that lead when Jonathan McCrossan put in a centre from a line ball and Darren McElroy fielded and then blasted home, Michael Murphy style, to put his side six points in front.
Alan McCahey opened Magheracloone’s account in the 12th minute with a point from a free for a foul on Killian Rudden with Rudden then pulling back two in quick succession, Michael Metzger involved in the build up to both to narrow the gap to three after 15 minutes. Donaghmoyne extended their lead to four through Jonathan McCrossan in the 17th minute but a minute later Magheracloone were back to a three points margin through an Alan McCahey free and they went on to add three unanswered points inside two minutes, the first an excellent effort from distance by Michael Metzger and two well taken scores by Alan McCahey to bring the sides level.
One minute before half time Magheracloone were awarded a penalty which was excellently converted by Alan McCahey to put Magheracloone into the lead for the …

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