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24 April 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Carrickmacross 3-13

Drumhowan 1-06

By COLM SHALVEY

CARRICKMACROSS continued their promising start to the Intermediate Football League campaign with a comprehensive win at home to Drumhowan last Sunday.

Just four days after putting four goals past neighbours Corduff, Carrick hit the net three times in the first half of this one-sided game to put the 2014 JFC winners to the sword.

Aaron Jones, Kevin and Peter O’Hanlon, Stephen Gollogly, Conor and Gary McEnaney and Niall Loughman all made important contributions for Carrick, while Drumhowan, who were without Kevin Mooney due to a bereavement, had few positives to take from a second consecutive heavy defeat.

David Eakin and Niall Loughman kicked very early points in a swift start for Carrickmacross and although Colm Lambe got Drumhowan off the mark from a free, the writing was soon on the wall for the visitors after a Conor McEnaney point and a goal by Loughman, helped by good approach play from Kevin O’Hanlon and Aaron Jones, opened up a five-point gap.

Paddy Mulligan replied for Drumhowan, who saw Lambe have a shot at goal saved by Andrew O’Rourke, before Conor McEnaney doubled his tally for Carrick. A Niall Mooney point was quickly cancelled out by the lively Jones, whose Carrick side made a powerful finish to the first half, having threatened a second goal when a Peter O’Hanlon pass to Gollogly was intercepted.

A Gary McEnaney point restored the hosts’ five-point lead after Lambe had tapped over another …

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