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Seniors dispose of Hoops (27/04/14)

posted 28 Apr 2014, 13:30 by ballymacnab armagh



Our Seniors put in an excellent performance on Sunday to record a third win in the Senior League.

Played in ideal conditions Gavin McParland got the 'Nab off to a perfect start with a point from their first attack. Points from Jack Grugan, Kieran Hughes and Rory Grugan increased the lead before the home side got off the mark with a point on the 11th minute. Four minutes later came the first of five goals in the game when Jack Grugan disposed his opponent and fisted the ball to the net. Points through Rory Grugan and Damian McGeown (2) increased the lead before a second point from the opposition before the interval left Ballymacnab 1-7 to 0-2 ahead.

Gavin McParland increased the Round Towers lead with a brace of points at the beginning of the restart before Sarsfields responded with points of their own. Further points through Gavin McParland, Pauric Gribben and Jack Grugan gave the 'Nab a commanding lead but the home side did hit back with a goal on the 51st minute. Ballymacnab responded with a swift move up the field and finished with Rory Grugan palming the ball to the net. Pauric Gribben added two points as Sarsfields converted another goal. This score was quickly cancelled out when Gavin McParland fired a shot to the roof  of the net while in added time substitute Aodhan Toner brought the scoring to an end with a long range point.

On the day, Gavin McParland and Jack Grugan were in sparkling form and whilst the attack grabbed much of the praise and deservedly so, with their clinical finishing, the defence also played their part snuffing out numerous attacks with Chris Loughran, Ruairí Gribben and Kevin Beagan deserving of special mention.

Team: Sean Hughes, Chris Loughran, Ruairí Gribben, James Gray, Brendan Gribben, Kevin Beagan, Dominic McParland, Paudi Crilly, Pauric Gribben (0-3), Damian McGeown (0-2), Brian McCone (Capt), Gavin McParland (1-5),Kieran Hughes (0-2), Jack Grugan (1-4), Rory Grugan (1-2). Subs: Aodhan Toner (0-1) for D.McGeown, Fearghal Nugent for K.Hughes, Cormac Gribben for B.McCone, Rory Gray for R.Grugan, Barry Livingstone for J.Grugan.