December 5, 2023

A Kevin ‘Gooch’ Doherty aim within the final minute minute of extra-time gave Downings a dramatic victory on this onerous fought Michael Murphy Sports activities and Leisure Intermediate Championship semi-final.

When these groups met earlier within the competitors Termon had a cushty win and in consequence had been favourites to advance from this conflict to a County Intermediate Championship last. However this proved to be a a lot hardest take a look at and in a recreation that had little or no between them all through it took extra-time to separate these two at O Donnell Park , with Downings snatching a final minute aim to win by some extent.

Termon began nicely and had Downings below strain from the throw-in, Daire McDaid changing an early free after which sending Anthony Grant clear by way of after a superb turn-over, Downings keeper Aaron McClafferty denying Grant with an excellent save.

Oisín Boyce obtained Downings opening rating within the 14th minute however Cian McMenamin replied instantly for Termon. We then had three wonderful factors in a row from Downings, Ronan Gallagher and Johnny McGroddy from frees and Patrick McElwee from play, 0-04 to 0-03 to Downings.

There was only one extra rating earlier than half-time, Jack Alcorn from play for Termon to go away one between on the break. Termon hit an huge early blow 4 minutes into the second-half with a Bobby McGettigan aim, Daire McDaid Stevie McElwaine mixed to arrange the prospect and McGettigan flicked the ball to the web from shut vary , Termon two forward , 1-03 to 0-04.

The lead didn’t final lengthy as Downings had been awarded a penalty after a foul on Lorcan Conner , Ronan Gallagher hammered the ball to the highest nook and Downings led by 1-04 to 1-03 within the forty second minute. They had been degree once more when Anthony Grant pointed from distance and it was anybody’s recreation as we headed for the final quarter. Daire McDaid’s free put Termon forward once more however after a scoreless interval Downings sub Conor Boyce levelled it up once more simply after approaching, 1-05 apiece  with three minutes left.

One other Daire McDaid free put Termon forward once more however within the last minute of injury-time after a foul on Ronan Gallagher, Johnny McGroddy concerted from forty yards to degree it once more at 1-06 apiece and we had been heading off extra-time.Jack Alcorn obtained the one rating of the primary interval and Termon led once more by some extent. Sub Jack McSharry obtained a black card early within the second interval and Termon could be right down to 14 gamers for the rest of the sport.

Jack Alcorn pointed once more to make it a two level recreation and Termon trying good however within the final minute of extra-time Downings produced a transfer involving Lorcan Conner, Kevin Doherty, Conor Boyce and Kevin Doherty once more and he hammered the ball to the Termon web to grab victory from the jaws of defeat as Downings received by some extent, 2-06 to 1-08 and Termon questioning the way it obtained away from then so late within the recreation.

Downings: Aaron McClafferty; Hugo Davis, Ben McNulty, Padraig McGinty; Keelan McGroddy, Ronan Gallagher (1-01),  Dean McBride; Oisin Boyce (0-01), Shane Boyce; Kevin Doherty (1-00) , Johnny McGroddy (0-02), Ben McBride,  Lorcan Connor, Paddy McElwee (0-01), Allen Pasoma.

Subs: Ronan Pasoma and Conor Boyce (0-01), for McGinty and McBride (each 56mins), Max Davies and Ethan Cullen for Alan Pasoma and Paddy McElwee (0-01).

Termon: Darragh Russell ,Caolan Gallagher, Cormac Gallagher, Conor Cassidy , Ricky Gallagher, Nathan McElwaine , Aaron Reid, Jack Alcorn (0-03 ), Ryan McFadden, Enda McCormick ,Bobby McGettigan (1-00),  Cian McMenamin (0-01), Anthony Grant (0-01) , Daire McDaid (0-03), Stevie McElwaine.

Subs;  Evan Coleman for Aaron Reid (20mins),  James McSharry for Caolan Gallagher , Oisín Harkin for Stevie McElwaine.

Referee: Kevin McGinley (Naomh Columba).

GAA: Final-minute aim wins it for Downings in opposition to Termon was final modified: September thirtieth, 2023 by Workers Author