SENIOR LEAGUE A
Ballymacnab 0-09 St.Patrick’s 1-08
Matchball sponsor – Barry Crilly
Cullyhanna were the visitors to Pairc na Gael on Friday evening for a Senior league tie. In a low scoring first half St.Patrick's went in at the break 4-2 ahead. Brian McCone and Jack Grugan getting the scores for Ballymacnab from frees.
Ballymacnab made a bright start to the second half with points from Brian McCone (F) and Jack Grugan (2) and by the 35th minute had a one point advantage. However, this was short lived as two minutes later came the definitive score of the game with a goal for the visitors. Ballymacnab rallied again and two magnificent long range pointed frees from Jack Grugan levelled maters by the 45th minute. Cullyhanna grabbed the initiative with 4 unanswered points. Our lads once again tried to salvage something from the game as points from Jack Grugan (2) reduced the deficit just before the final whistle.
There were good performance from Ruairí Gribben and Ryan Kennedy in defence whilst Richard Gribben had a commanding role at midfield in his first start after injury. In attack Jack Grugan and Brian McCone were most dangerous scoring threat.
Team: Conor McGivern, Fearghal Nugent, Dominic McParland, Michael Beagan, Ruairí Gribben, Ryan Kennedy, James Gray, Richard Gribben, Tony McKee, Brendan Gribben, Gary McKee, Oisin McGivern, Jack Grugan (0-7), Finnén Maguire, Brian McCone. Subs: Joe Gribben for G.McKee, Damien McGeown for T.McKee, Sean Lynch for F.Nugent, Kieran Hughes for B.McCone.
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