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Seniors lose to Dromintee (29/06/14)

posted 30 Jun 2014, 17:53 by ballymacnab armagh



Matchball sponsor – Arthur McParland

If ever a game could be classed as a game of two halves, this was certainly one. Ballymacnab played all the football in the first half and went into the interval as deserving 1-12 to 0-07 leaders. However, Dromintee came out in the second half the more hungrier side and by the final whistle had recorded a 1-16 to 2-15 win.

Ballymacnab made a bright start to the game with Gavin McParland and Brian McCone (2) getting early points before Dromintee got off the mark with a point on the 4th minute. Two minutes later, Paudi Crilly fired his side further ahead with a goal and this was followed with quick consecutive points from Ryan Kennedy and Gavin McParland before Dromintee got their second score on the 9th minute. Gavin McParlands two pointed frees were followed by a point for the visitors before a fisted point from Ryan Kennedy and a point from Gavin McParland left the 'Nab 1-9 to 0-3 ahead by the 16th minute. Ballymacnab continued their dominance with a Brian McCone point, in between 3 from the opposition, keeping the scoreboard busy and only an excellent save from Sean Hughes on the 25th minute, denied a certain goal. Dromintee did respond with two points before a Gavin McParland pointed free left 8 at the break.

Dromintee came out for the second half with all guns blazing and found the net with their first attack. This was followed by a point and a second goal for the opposition on the 34th  minute. A Brian McCone point three minutes later temporary steadied the 'Nab ship but two points for Dromintee levelled the game on the 39th minute.  Gavin McParland hit back with point three minutes later but Dromintee took the lead with two unanswered points. In a tight finish to the game Gavin McParland and Damien McGeown exchanged points with the opposition but by the final whistle Dromintee had edged out a two point victory.