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Granemore end Seniors unbeaten run (11/05/14)

posted 12 May 2014, 16:51 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 16 May 2014, 15:37 ]



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Our Seniors suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday when neighbours Granemore were the visitors to a damp Pairc na Gael.

Granemore were quick out of the blocks hitting 1-1 in the opening 2 minutes. Ballymacnab regrouped and responded well and were level by the 9th minute through the accuracy of Gavin McParland with four points. Granemore restored the lead four minutes later but by the 20th minute Ballymacnab were one ahead through points from Brian McCone (free) and an excellent turn over from Damien McGeown. Granemore responded with four unanswered points before some good play between Paul Kennedy and Gavin McParland resulted in a point for Gavin just before the interval with the visitors leading 0-7 to 1-6.  

In the second half Granemore built on their lead with a number of points and caught the 'Nab rear guard on two occasions, hitting two three pointers. Gavin McParland and Brian McCone added points and when Chris Loughran finished with a neat finished goal, hopes of a mini revival were raised. Gavin McParland added another point from the dead ball on the 55th minute and Kieran Hughes caught the Granemore defence napping when he fired home a goal on the 57th minute. However, two points for the visitors nearing full time enhanced the margin and recorded the win despite the best efforts of Kevin Beagan and Kieran Hughes over the hour.   

Team: Sean Hughes, Ciaran Connolly, Ruairí Gribben, James Gray, Brendan Gribben, Kevin Beagan, Dominic McParland, Paudi Crilly, Pauric Gribben, Damien McGeown (0-1), Paul Kennedy, Gavin McParland (0-7), Joe Gribben, Brian McCone (Capt 0-2), Kieran Hughes (1-0). Subs: Richard Gribben for J.Gray, Chris Loughran (1-0) for B.Gribben, Fearghal Nugent for D.McGeown, Finnén Maguire for C.Connolly, Gareth Watters for F.Maguire.