Na Rossa 2-05 v 1-09 Lisnaskea
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When the variety of playing cards of assorted colors handed out nearly outscore the scores you recognize that one thing is a miss.
It was onerous to maintain rely as six Reds, eight yellows and three blacks have been dished out, Na Rossa receiving the majority of them, taking place to 12 gamers at one stage within the second-half however in some way staying on this recreation till the very finish.
Officers have a tricky job however generally make it more durable than it must be and this actually felt like a kind of events as playing cards flew round from a really early stage which in fact results in one factor solely, the stress to dish out extra, generally not required or justified. Having already received the Micheal Murphy Sports activities and Leisure Donegal Junior Championship and promotion to Division Two of the All County League this yr one might be forgiven in considering that this Ulster Championship Quarter-Last was actual bonus territory for Declan Bonner’s Na Rossa.
Lisnaskea Emmets had impressively received the Fermanagh Junior title with some excessive scoring performances together with their ultimate victory over Aghadrumsee which noticed them rating 6-10 to 0-09.
Na Rossa have been lacking each Adam McHugh and Adrian Hanlon from their beginning line-up, a giant blow when it comes to their scoring choices. We actually had a vigorous begin to this recreation in additional methods than one. 4 Na Rossa gamers obtained yellow playing cards inside fifteen minutes, Sean Keenan kicked an excellent level for Lisnaskea however then blasted a penalty extensive, after which of their first two assaults Aiden McHugh and Odhran Molloy hammered in two targets for Na Rossa, Sean McGonagle and Oisín Caulfield offering the passes to arrange the goalscorers. Christian Bonner and Kai McGoldrick obtained black playing cards after a conflict as Referee Richie Donoghue gave an early indication how this recreation can be managed by him and his officers.
Oisín Caulfield kicked a superb level and Na Rossa led by 2-01 to 0-01 after fifteen minutes. Lisnaskea responded nicely with three factors in a row, Ethan McCaffrey and Hayden Lynch frees and Joe McDade from play. Cillian Bonner kicked two tremendous factors from play to make it 2-03 to 0-04 however Emmets rallied once more with a superb Damian Og Kelly objective after an excellent build-up to depart simply two in it, 2-03 to 1-04 and Na Rossa’s poor end to the half was additional broken by Denis O Donnell’s straight purple card, making in 5 yellows, one black and one purple for the Donegal crew within the first half.
The second-half didn’t begin too nicely for them both as earlier than it started crew supervisor Declan Booner additionally obtained a straight purple card and was despatched to the stand.
Cillian Bonner and Paul Mohan exchanged factors however scores have been proving tough to get as wides turned the order of the day with 45 minutes gone., 2-04 to 1-05. Damian Og Kelly broke the mould with a advantageous level to depart one in it after which additional hassle for Na Rossa as sub Mark Bonner obtained a black card to cut back them to 13 males for an additional ten minute spell.
They have been quickly down to 12 when Sean McMonagle received a second yellow adopted by one other purple for Physio Mickey McGlynn. We lastly received one other rating within the 57th minute when Damian Og Kelly introduced them stage once more, however Aiden McHugh’s free had NaRossa in entrance once more, 2-05 to 1-07.
What appeared a really very harsh name towards J P McCready for over-carrying offered Joe McDade with a simple free to stage it up after which Conor Clarke kicked a advantageous level to offer Lisnaskea the lead and the win, 1-09 to 2-05.
Christian Bonner obtained one other Na Rossa purple card to carry that whole to 5 and Kai McGoldrick obtained a purple after including a yellow to his earlier black.
Given all that occurred shedding by just one level was a credit score to Na Rossa who performed a lot of the recreation with lower than 15 males however it received’t assist the frustration of the defeat.
Na Rossa ; Aidan McCahill; Sean McMonagle, Daniel Martin Melly, Denis O’Donnell; Oisin Caulfield (0-01), Johnny Bonner, Bryan Breslin, John McDyre, Eugene Molloy, Christian Bonner, Aidan McHugh (1-01), Matthew Smith, Cillian Bonner 0-03/1f), Brian O Donnell, Odhran Molloy(1-00). Subs: John Paul McGready for McCahill (h/t), Mark Bonner for Eugene Molloy (35mins), Adrian Hanlon for Breslin (44mins).
Lisnaskea Emmets ; Ethan McCaffrey (0-1f), Mark Kelly, Conor Clifford, Mark Smyth, Dylan Tierney, Liam Mullarkey, Kai McGoldrick, Conor Clarke (0-01), Damian Og Kelly (1-02), Sean Keenan(0-01), Joe McDade (0-02), Paul Mohan (0-01), Justin McDade, Mark Little, Hayden Lynch(0-01).
Subs ; Kevin Smyth for Keenan (45mins), Rory McCabe for Kelly (60mins). Referee ; Richie Donoghue (Doire ).
Playing cards fly as Na Rossa crushed by some extent was final modified: November 4th, 2023 by