June 22, 2024

This play-off at MacCumhaill Park accomplished the Group levels of the Michael Murphy Sports activities and Leisure Junior A Championship.

These two groups had completed stage on the prime of Group A, having drawn once they met, so this play-off would resolve which ones would be a part of St.Mary’s Convoy within the semi-finals and who would play Moville within the quarter-finals.

Naomh Conaill led twice within the opening quarter, Leo Dunphy’s free and Oran Doherty from play , Johnny Bonner replied for Na Rossa in between.

After that begin Na Rossa had the higher of issues and Aiden McHugh stepped up with three wonderful factors in a row , two from play and the opposite from a mark and Na Rossa led by two , 0-04 to 0-02 .

That might have gotten higher within the twenty third minute when Adrian Sweeney’s cross put Adam McHugh via however his aim effort was brilliantly saved by Paudie Brennan.

Two minutes later we had a aim on the different finish . Nathan Byrne contested a excessive ball and knocked the ball down for Leo Dunphy who hammered it to the nook of the web . That proved to be the final rating of the first-half and Naomh Conaill led by some extent on the break , 1-02 to 0-04.

Leo Dunphy made it a two pont sport once more at first of the second-half however Na Rossa have been again on stage phrases rapidly with factors from Aiden McHugh,his fourth, and a effective rating from Oisín Caulfield , 1-03 to 0-06.

From there Naomh Conaill took management and added three factors in a row, Shane McDevitt with two from play and a free from Dara Gallagher to guide by three 1-06 to 0-06. However that proved to be their final rating of the sport as Leo Dunphy missed a giant aim likelihood after which Na Rossa roared again within the final ten minutes to win the sport.

John McDyer kicked two wonderful factors from play , Aiden McHugh transformed a free to stage the scores after which within the sixth minute of injury-time kicked a brilliant level off his left foot to clinch the victory and a semi-final spot within the championship.

It completed 0-10 to 1-06 to Na Rossa.

Na Rossa: Aidan McCahill , Denis O’Donnell, Johnny Bonner (0-01), Daniel M Melly, Sean McMonagle , Brian Breslin , Marc Bonner , Oisin Caulfield (0-01),John McDyre (0-02), Ryan Hennessey , Adam McHugh, Matthew Smith , Odhran Molloy , Adrian Sweeney , Aiden McHugh (0-06), Subs ; Shane McGeehin for Johnny Bonner (30mins), John Paul McGready for Sweeney ( h/t), Christain Bonner for Molloy (35mins), Johnny Bonner for O Donnell (50mins), John Paul Breslin for Hennessey ( 55mins).

Naomh Conaill C: Paudie Brennan , Odhran McCallion , Mark Campbell, Stephen Molloy , Conor Roarty, Sean Roarty , Oran Doherty (0-01), Neil F Boyle, Jimmy McHugh , Shane McDevitt (0-02), Keelin McMonagle , Joe Shankey Smith , Leo Dunphy (1-02), Nathan Byrne , Leon Thompson . Subs ; Dara Gallagher (0-01), for McMonagle (40mins), Mark Burke for Thompson (46mins), Joe Kennedy for McHugh ( 50mins), Conor Gildea for Doherty (60mins). Referee; Jimmy White ( Killybegs).

Junior A Championship Quarter-Finals; Naomh Ultan v Naomh Padraig Muff. Naomh Conaill v Moville. Certified for Semi-Finals; St.Mary’s Convoy and Na Rossa

GAA Junior Championship: Na Ross rally to clinch semi-final spot was final modified: September seventeenth, 2023 by Workers Author