28 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

McEnaney’s side front-runner in Intermediate relegation group


Corduff took a major step towards retaining their Intermediate status with a convincing win away to Killanny last Saturday. Goals in either half by Jason Hand and Michael Connolly, along with eight points from placed kicks by Fergal Hanratty, proved enough for Corduff in a tense encounter where no player scored more than once from play. Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Keith McEnaney was an effective focal point in the Corduff attack, while Pádraic Keenan also played a key role from deep as they made a winning start to this new group stage.

Corduff opened the scoring when Fergal Hanratty tapped over a 13-metre free won by Pádraic Keenan and when Jordan McGarrell was brought down in the fourth minute after a one-two with Hanratty, the foul was adjudged to have been inside the square, allowing Jason Hand to convert his second penalty in three games. Gavin Flanagan won and scored a close-range free from Killanny’s first meaningful attack, but Hanratty converted a ’45 to leave Corduff up by four at the water break.

Corduff could have been all but out of sight but for a superb close-range save by Kian Duffy after Keith McEnaney pounced on a breaking ball at the edge of the square. Eddie Walsh won and scored a 20-metre free to open his account for Killanny, who then got their first point from play when…

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