By Noel Carr PRO
Realt na Mara 2-07
St Michael's 1-16
St Michael's produced an excellent first half display to lay the foundations for this deserved win in Gaelic Park.
Bundoran’s Cian McEniff opened the scoring for the home team after 13 seconds and Odhran McFadden levelled from a free almost immediately.From the kickout Bundoran engineered probably their best move of the match with Michael McEniff blasting past the helpless Marc Anthony McGinley in the St Micheals net.Two further points from the lively Daniel McLaughlin and McFadden left it a 1 point game with only 5 mins on the clock.A Gary Clancy free extended the homesides advantage on 6 min. Fullforward Andrew Kelly hit the next 2 scores before Tommy Hourihane got his name on the scoresheet for the men in black and amber.Over the next 12 minutes St Michael's produced some wonderful football hitting an impressive 1-07 whilst holding their hosts scoreless.Points from Eddie O Reilly Marc Anthony McGinley (free) a brace from Liam Paul Ferry and 3 from McLaughlin and 1 - 01 from Andrew Kelly left the visitors 10 points to the good with 25 mins played.Cian McEniff finally replied for the Seasiders but corner forward McFadden evaded the Bundoran rearguard to hit over another excellent score.As the match entered first half injury time Michael McEniff palmed to the St Michael's net and despite the protests of the unhappy netminder McGinley the goal stood.Halftime score
Realt na Mara 2-04 St Michael's 1-14
The second half was a different story completely with the visitors shutting up shop and going into defensive mode inviting a frustrated Bundoran to attack and then hitting them on the break.After 18 second half minutes they finally split the posts with John McFadden finding the range.Bundorans slim hopes of turning the tide took a fatal blow when they lost their keeper Conor Carty and then both their midfielders Gary Clancy and Ciaran McCaughey to injury midway through the second half. St Michael's had their own injury woes last week and started today's match without several first team regulars most notably ex co star Martin McElhinney.Bundoran finally registered a score from Cian McEniff on 57mins to bring his tally to 0- 3.St Michael's final score came from their talented no 10 Edward O Reilly .Despite nearly 10 minutes of injury time Bundoran could only manage 2 further scores from Alan Russell to bring an end to a miserable day for the locals.
Realt na Mara 2-07
St Michael's 1-16
Realt na Mara:
Conor Carty Matthew Duffy Paul Murphy Brian McHenry Peter McGonigle Michael McEniff 2-0 Johnny Boyle Ciaran McCaughey Gary Clancy 0-1
Diarmuid Spratt 0-1 Alan Russell 0-2 (1f) Tommy Hourihane 0-1 Timmy Govorov Cian McEniff 0 - 3 (1f) Shane McGowan Subs Niall Carr for T Hourihane 38m Oisin Walsh for B McHenry 38m Christopher Keaney for C Carty 43m
Adam Gallagher C McCaughey 52m
Adam McGlone for G Clancy 54m
St Michael's Marc Anthony McGinley 0-1 (1f) Liam Kelly Christopher McElhinney Oisin Langan Peter Sweeney Michael Gallagher Michael Cannon Liam Paul Ferry 0-2 Michael McGinley Edward O Reilly 0-2 (1f) Daniel McLaughlin 0-4 John McFadden 0-1 Eoin Kelly Andrew Kelly 1-03 (1f) Odhran McFadden 0-3 (1f)
Subs Kyle McGarvey for E Kelly 61m
Brendan Rodden for J McFadden 63m
Referee Shane Toolan Aodh Ruadh
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