Match Report


Date Filed: 04 June 2021

Newry Mitchels 0-9 Aghaderg 2-10
Aghaderg Senior Footballers continued their winning start to the season with an impressive victory at Newry Mitchels. The home side proved to be stubborn opponents but two spectacular second half goals from Chris McAvoy broke their resistance and the Reds eased to another impressive victory.

The opening half proved to be evenly balanced, with points from Chris McAvoy, Owen McGreevey and Connor McGivern nudging Aghaderg into a narrow 0-5 to 0-4 interval lead.

The Reds emerged like a team transformed in the second half and in the opening minute they tore the Mitchels defence apart for Chris McAvoy to solo through and crash a stunning shot in off the post for a game-changing goal. Points from Rory McShane, Aaron McAvoy and Chris McAvoy quickly followed as Aghaderg went on the rampage and the game looked as good as over. Credit to Mitchels, they somehow fought their way back into contention and three points in quick succession looked like signalling an unlikely comeback. However, just before the water-break, Ruairi Donnelly burst forward in another surging run from defence and a few slick passes later and there was Chris McAvoy to hit the back of the net again with another powerful shot.

Aghaderg settled for possession football in the final quarter as they eased to another merited victory.

Christopher McAvoy 2-4, Connor McGivern 0-2, Owen McGreevey 0-2, Rory McShane 0-1, Aaron McAvoy 0-1.