Match Report

AGHADERG MAKE DRUMANESS WORK FOR CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

Date Filed: Monday, August 17, 2020

A well organised Aghaderg team produced a spirited performance in Bright against Drumaness, making the pre-match favourites fight all the way for victory in their opening Junior Football Championship clash. Michael Fitzpatrick gave the Reds an early lead and the teams were level four times in an evenly balanced opening 25 minutes. Paul Colgan produced a spectacular one-handed save in an intriguing contest but was unlucky not to stop the 26th minute penalty that finally created a gap between the two sides.

Half time: Aghaderg 0-4 Drumaness 1-7.

The Reds continued to make a game of it in the opening fifteen minutes of the second period, with points from Paul McGrath and Chris McAvoy matching similar scores from their opponents. Chances were created but the scores just would not come and Drumaness pulled away in the final quarter for a comfortable victory.

Final Score: Aghaderg 0-6 Drumaness 1-13

Aghaderg now await Monday night’s championship draw to see who they play next weekend in the Championship Qualifiers.

Team:

Paul Colgan; Paul McCusker, Louis Murray, Kelin Doyle; Ciaron Davies, Paul Prior, Rory Conway; Paul McGrath (0-3), Cailun Meara: Owen McGreevey, Michael Fitzpatrick (0-1), Niall Husarz; Rory McShane, Chris McAvoy (0-2), Niall Lennon. Subs used: Thomas Lennon, Cathal Matthews, Michael Lennon, Ryan Donnelly.