By Charlie Collins
Ballyhaise 4-15 vs 0-11 Downings
Three first-half targets put Cavan Intermediate Champions Ballyhaise in full management of this Ulster Championship Quarter-Closing at Breffni Park.
Downings have been unable to achieve the extent of efficiency they produced in the course of the Donegal championship and might be very dissatisfied about that. Paddy McElwee’s two early factors to David Brady’s lone reply had Downings a degree forward early on. Nonetheless because the Donegal males struggled underneath strain from their very own kick-out the Cavan champions took management with a string of scores together with the sport’s first purpose.
Michael Brady, Eoin Clarke and David Brady all pointed after which when a excessive dropping ball triggered issues for keeper McClafferty, Adam Heaslip pounced to drill the ball into the online and when Martin Conaty and Micheal Brady added factors it was 1-06 to 0-02 after fifteen minutes.
Johnny McGroddy transformed a free for Downings however nearly instantly Padraig Moore blasted in Ballyhaise’s second purpose, then added a degree, Lorcan Connor added Downings fourth level however Padraig Moore scored his second and Ballyhaise’s third purpose, 3-07 to 0-04 and the Cavan males in full management.
David and Michael Brady added factors whereas Johnny McGroddy obtained Downings’ fifth, leaving his crew with a mountain to climb as they trailed by 3-09 to 0-05 at half-time.
Kevin Tierney and Cormac Clarke added early factors for Ballyhaise however not surprisingly the sport by no means reached the usual of the first-half with scores needed to come by. After an extended scoreless interval Paddy McElwee added two to carry his complete to 4 however factors by Kevin Tierney and David Brady’s fourth made it 3-13 to 0-07.
Oisín Boyce and Johnny McGroddy replied however Michael Brady rapidly kicked two in reply after which when David Brady was fouled Kevin Tierney transformed from the penalty spot for Ballyhaise’s fourth purpose.
Downings saved attempting and obtained the ultimate two scores with Keelin McGroddy and Paddy Elwee with Nissan fifth to depart a ultimate scoreline of 4-15 to 0-11 factors.
Downings: Aaron McClafferty, Tiarnan McBride, Ben McNutt, Paddy McGinty, Keelin McGroddy (0-01), Ronan Gallagher, Dean McBride; Oisin Boyce (0-01), Shane Boyce, Alan Pasoma, Kevin Doherty, Conor Boyce; Johnny McGroddy (0-03), Lorcan Connor (0-01), Paddy McElwee (0-05). Subs used Aodh McBride (17mins), Ben McBride and Ethan Cullen (half-time).
Dissapointing Downings nicely overwhelmed by spectacular Ballyhaise in Ulster IFC was final modified: November twelfth, 2023 by