April 15, 2024

By Charlie Collins

All-Eire Publish-Main Faculties Soccer B Remaining

Abbey Vocational Faculty 1-15 v 0-09 Ashbourne Neighborhood Faculty

Having led by seven factors and seemingly in management at half-time, Abbey Vocational Faculty needed to produce a powerful remaining quarter to beat a battling Ashbourne Neighborhood which hit 4 factors in a row firstly of the second-half to scale back Abbey’s half-time lead of seven down to only three.

The Donegal college went into this All Eire Remaining as many individuals’s favorites, following a really spectacular marketing campaign which noticed them gained the McLarnon Cup in Ulster and comfortably beat Galway’s Dunmore CS within the All Eire semi-final. Solely St.Eunan’s Faculty in 1979 and De La Salle Ballyshannon a yr later had gained this title so Abbey have been making an attempt to bridge an enormous hole by way of successful Donegal faculties on this competitors at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones in good taking part in circumstances.

Conor Meehan for Abbey and Micheal O Sullivan for Ashbourne exchanged early factors and Abbey then had two objective possibilities with keeper Aaron Lee denying Kevin Muldoon after which tipping Conor McCahill’s effort over the crossbar. Ashbourne replied with two fast factors, O Sullivan getting a kind of from play, 0-03 to 0-02 to them however Abbey responded impressively with three excellently factors, two from Meehan together with a brilliant one from play, and a wonderful first rating from Aaron McGrory 0-05 to 0-03 to Abbey after fifteen minutes.

After a brief scoreless interval Abbey hit a purple patch with 5 factors factors in a row, two from Kevin Muldoon and one every from Conor Meehan, Aaron McGrory and Turlough Carr to dominate and lead by 0-10 to 0-03 at half-time and in management it appears.

However perhaps not, as Ashbourne hit their purple patch with 4 in a row, two from Micheal O Sullivan and one every from Dylan Kettle and Micheal McIvor to make it a 3 level recreation, 0-10 to 0-07, and concern for Abbey.

It took the Donegal lads till the twelfth minute to get their first rating of the half, a free from Conor Meehan, his fifth level of the sport and a 4 level lead. Meehan and O Sullivan exchanged factors after which Senan Carr scored a cracker adopted by a Conor McCahill rating to make it 0-14 to 0-08 and Abbey again in cost.

Micheal O Sullivan added one other level for Ashbourne however Abbey completed up in type with a brilliant objective by Conor McCahill after a powerful run and end from 45metres out. Sub Daniel McIntyre rounded all of it off with a remaining level to make it a remaining rating of 1-15 to 0-09.

A wonderful efficiency by the lads from Abbey Vocational Faculty to carry the Paddy Drummond Cup again to Donegal for under the third time and first since 1980.

Abbey VS, Donegal City: Conor McGinty, Terence McGovern, Leo McGowan, Donal Gallagher, Caolan Sweeney, Callum McCrea, David Monaghan, Tiarnan McBride, Kevin Muldoon (0-02), Turlough Carr (0-01), Seanán Carr (0-01), Oisin Mogan, Conor McCahill (1-02), Aaron McGrory (0-02), Conor Meehan (0-06).

Subs used: Jonathan O’Driscoll, Daniel McIntyre (0-01), Patrick Gormley.

All-Eire Remaining glory for Abbey Vocational Faculty was final modified: March eleventh, 2024 by Employees Author