BLAYNEY GET BACK ON TRACK

4 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

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CASTLEBLAYNEY returned to winning ways in the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship when they finished strongly to kill off Donaghmoyne in Clontibret last Sunday.

Having scored just 1-4 in their championship opener, Blayney upped their attacking game here, with Brendan McElroy and Ciarán Hanratty hitting a combined 2-11, although the concession of two goals to Colm Connolly meant this game was close for most of the way and it was only in the closing stages that the Faughs pulled away, as they hit an unanswered 1-3 in the last seven minutes.

Brendan McElroy, Ciarán and Barry Hanratty, Pauric Greene and Dermot Malone (who played in the unfamiliar role of centre half-back) were prominent for Blayney. Connolly, Frank Markey, Mikey Murnaghan and Ronan McDonald led Donaghmoyne’s challenge, but their return to intermediate football is now confirmed.

Donaghmoyne started brightly, with Ronan McDonald converting a brace of 25-metre frees for fouls on Stephen Finnegan, but Blayney made the first of several goal chances on five minutes when Dermot Malone, Pauric Greene and Brendan McElroy combined to release Ciarán Hanratty, who pulled his shot wide.

Hanratty linked up with Greene to get Blayney off the mark with …

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