April 21, 2024

Closing rating in Connolly Park –  Malin 0-11 Letterkenny Gaels 0-08.

Each groups should enhance rather a lot if they’re to make progress within the latter phases of the intermediate championship however Malin shall be completely happy to get the end result with out being anyplace close to their greatest. 

The primary half of the opening recreation of Group B was a one sided affair with Malin main by six on the break. 

Letterkenny Gaels had to enhance within the second half and so they did and with a late aim likelihood to stage saved to disclaim them the draw.

Malin opened the scoring on two minutes after affected person preserve ball play noticed Conor O’Neill out on the appropriate rating from vary. 

They needed to wait then till ten minutes for the following rating when Shaun O’Neill marked and scored from the left. One other rating adopted from brother Conor chopping in from the left and slotting over to stretch the lead out to 3. Matthew Byrne scored once more for the house aspect with extra pleasure up the left-hand aspect, once more one other spectacular rating from out large thirty metres out. They then hit an awesome crew rating, Brendan McLaughlin put in an awesome ball to Conor O’Neill who as a substitute of taking the mark fed the incoming Darragh Douglas and for a quick second thought of aim however then opted to increase the lead with some extent and tapped over. 

Terence Doherty prolonged Malin’s lead out to 6 because the Gaels had little to point out for his or her opening twenty minutes bar two balls into the keeper’s palms and a large from their goalkeeper from a free. 

Doherty acquired a second rating, jinking round a defender, after Brendan McLaughlin’s pushed ball in. Letterkenny acquired on the mark two minutes from half time after they labored a very good transfer down the sphere after a block and Cormac Cannon completed by driving over from the 21′. 

The half time rating learn Malin 0-07 Letterkenny Gaels 0-01.

Conor McBrearty tapped over a free at first of the second half from shut vary for the guests after which the identical participant confirmed glorious dealing with to regulate a booming ball in and swivel his huge sturdy body round and drive over one other. 

The lads from the Glebe had been successful all of the 50:50 balls at this stage and McBrearty scored his third a row with an awesome effort out the left realizing he had a bonus coming anyway. 

Malin ultimately acquired off the mark nevertheless it wasn’t till the forty ninth minute of the second half with Matthew Byrne scoring from the D. 

Conor Farren, one of many house aspect’s most constant gamers all yr, then swung over one other to stretch out the result in 5 going into the final ten minutes. Although it was removed from snug as Conor McBrearty free of 40 metres to be in contact. 

Malin responded with a Conor O’Neill level after good work from Seamus Houghton. McBrearty freed once more in a a lot improved second half for the guests. 

The returning Ronan Frain, not match to begin, scored one other from play to go away only a aim in it with two minutes left. Ryan Graham scored a forty five′ after Malin did effectively to carry out a aim likelihood with two blocks from Cormac Cannon’s efforts with a sea of our bodies and keeper Mullarkey conserving the ball out across the publish. 

Brendan McLaughlin scored late on to seal a removed from resounding victory however a win is a win in championship and Malin will little doubt elevate it for his or her subsequent match, an all-Inishowen conflict with Buncrana subsequent Sunday.

Malin scorers:

Conor O’Neill (0-03), Matthew Byrne (0-02), Terence Doherty (0-02), Conor Farren (0-01), Brendan McLaughlin (0-01), Sean O’Neill (0-01, 1m), Darragh Douglas (0-01)

Letterkenny Gaels scorers:

Conor McBrearty (0-05, 3f) Ronan Frain (0-01), Cormac Cannon (0-01) Ryan Graham (0-01, 1 45′)

Malin crew: Daniel Mullarkey, Sean Byrne, Ciaran Doherty, Gary Farren, Paul McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Taylor Bonner, John Gerard McLaughlin, Sean O’Neill, Christopher McLaughlin, Matthew Byrne, Brendan McLaughlin, Conor O’Neill, Terence Doherty and Shaun Kelly. Subs used Darragh Douglas for Paul McLaughlin (17 minutes), Adam McGonagle for Shaun Kelly (h/t), Josh Conlan for Sean O’Neill (40 minutes), Seamus Houghton for TerenceDoherty (54 minutes)

Letterkenny Gaels crew: Ryan Graham, Ray Quinn, Niall Diver, Conor Browne, Liam McAlary, Conor Walker, Diarmuid O’Cathail, Darragh McBrearty, Paddy Doherty, Brian Diver, Darren Hunter, Peter Doherty, Cormac Cannon, Conor McBrearty and Shay Doherty. Subs used: Matthew Winters for Shay Doherty (15 minutes), Ronan Frain for Peter Doherty (40 minutes)

Malin beat Letterkenny Gaels in intermediate championship opener was final modified: August twentieth, 2023 by Workers Author