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Second half goals see St.Pat's' claim the points (15/06/14)

posted 16 Jun 2014, 15:46 by ballymacnab armagh


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The second game of the weekend saw Cullyhanna the visitors to Pairc na Gael on Sunday evening. Ballymacnab started brightly with points from Joe Gribben and Gavin McParland before St.Pat's hit three points in a row. A brace of points from Pauric Gribben restored the lead but the sides were level three times over the next 10 minutes with Gavin McParland and Damien McGeown exchanging points with the opposition attack. A long range point from Brendan Toner and a converted free from Brian McCone gave the 'Nab a two point lead at the interval. 

St.Pat's got the first score of the restart but another Gavin McParland free and a point by Brian McCone gave Ballymacnab a three point advantage by the 35th minute. A minute later Cullyhanna got the first goal of the game and swung the advantage in their favour as they hit consecutive points and another goal on the 44th minute. Ballymacnab rallied in the final 15 minutes with points from Kieran Hughes, Gavin McParland and Pauric Gribben and when Brian McCone fired the ball to the net five minutes from time it looked as if the 'Nab were going to get something out of the game. However, a third goal for the visitors saw them get over the line and claim the two league points.

Team: Sean Hughes, Chris Loughran, Ruairí Gribben, Michael Beagan, Dominic McParland, Kevin Beagan, James Gray, Pauric Gribben (0-3), Joe Gribben (0-1), Brendan Toner (0-1), Damien McGeown (0-1), Brian McCone (Capt 1-2), Kieran Hughes (0-1). Subs: Fearghal Nugent for J.Gray, Ryan Kennedy for B.Toner, Brendan Gribben for M.Beagan, Tony McKee for J.Gribben.