Mulryan Construction IFC Round-Up
Tulsk still unbeaten
Tulsk Lord Edwards 3-16
Tulsk maintained their unbeaten run with a strong second-half showing against Creggs at Dr. Hyde Park last Saturday. It was an enjoyable encounter in the opening half. Noel Gately was superb for Creggs and he scored a sensational goal just before half-time. But Tusk replied with Ryan Galvin’s goal and at the break led by three 1-9 to 1-6.
Tulsk were the stronger team overall and second half goals from Jack Conlon and Thomas O’Rourke saw them win comfortably.
Scorers - Thomas O’Rourke (1-3), P Scott (0-6), J Conlon (1-2), R Galvin (1-1), D Carlton (0-2), G Galvin and D Connolly (0-1) each. Creggs: N Gately (1-6), R Dowd, S Dowd and E Conneran (0-1) each.
Kilglass Gaels 2-8
Henry Walsh was the Kilbride hero as he scored a goal and a point late on to put Kilbride into the quarter-finals. Kilbride had a first-half goal from Dan O’Neill but Kevin Feeney converted a penalty and Kilbride led 1-5 to 1-3 at the break.
Feeney scored another Kilglass goal mid-way through the second period, but Walsh struck late to send his side through by the minimum margin.
Scorers - Kilbride: H Walsh (1-4), D O’Neill (1-0), D Clabby (0-2), P O’Grady, T O’Grady and M Feeney (0-1) each. Kilglass: K Feeney (2-1), C McHugh (0-3), T Cox, G Tully, B Conroy and S McCormack (0-1) each.
Éire Óg dominant
Éire Óg 2-17
St. Barry’s 1-6
Éire Óg gave notice to their rivals in Loughglynn with a dominant performance against St. Barry’s. The hosts scored some excellent points in the opening half and despite conceding a penalty to Barry’s (converted by Padraig Halpin), they led by 0-9 to 1-2 to half-time.
Jason Doory and Thomas Greene scored fine second-half goals to see Éire Óg run out impressive 14-point winners.
Scorers - Éire Óg: L Creaton (0-7), T Greene and J Doory (1-1) each, M O’Brien (0-3), C Lavin (0-2), F Nolan, E Crawley and Ciaran Lavin (0-1) each. St. Barry’s: P Halpin (1-2), C McManus (0-3), C Casserly (0-1).
Castlerea St. Kevin’s 0-13
Shannon Gaels 2-4
Castlerea are safely through to the quarter-finals but they were made fight all the way by Shannon Gaels at Croghan. Shane Beirne scored a goal in the first half and it meant that the home side were a point up at the break 1-4 to 0-6.
Matthew McDermott’s goal mid-way through the second period put the Gaels ahead again but excellent point scoring from Ronan Raftery and Darren McDermott saw Castlerea through.
Scorers - Castlerea: D McDermott (0-6), R Raftery (0-5), N Bligh and J Keane (0-1) each. Shannon Gaels: M McDermott (1-1) M Burke (0-3) S Beirne (1-0).
Fallon’s late leveller
St. Dominic’s 2-13
St. Dominic’s came late to grab a draw after an entertaining match in Kilmore. Dominic’s scored first-half goals from Sean Kenny and Conor Fallon and the visitors led by 2-4 to 0-9 at the break. But when Kilmore scored two goals within a minute from a Derek Connellan penalty and Oisin Boland, they led by four going into the final five minutes but Conor Fallon pointed a free in injury-time to give the visitors a deserved draw.
Scorers – St. Dominic’s: C Fallon (1-7), D Keenan (0-3), S Kenny (1-0), N Carney, N Connaughton and D Donnelly (0-1) each. Kilmore: D Connellan (1-4), O Boland (1-1), J Gannon and B Connellan (0-3) each, G Connellan and K Caslin (0-1) each.
Oran easy winners
St. Aidan’s 0-5
This was a comprehensive win for impressive Oran who dominated throughout. Darragh Walsh was the goal-scorer in the second half after they had led by 0-11 to 0-2 at half-time.
Scorers - Oran: D Walsh (1-5), C Casey and C Lawless (0-3) each, T Fetherston and M Dwyer (0-2) each, J Casey, and K Whyte (0-1) each. St. Aidan’s: T Kelly (0-2), K Waldron, C Mears and P Kenny (0-1) each.
The seeded teams in the IFC are: Tulsk, Castlerea, St. Dominic’s and Creggs. The unseeded teams are: Oran, Éire Óg, Kilbride and either Kilmore or Shannon Gaels who meet on Sunday next. The quarter-final draw will take place on Sunday next. Teams that have already met cannot meet again.
Relegation: St. Barry’s play St. Aidan’s on Sunday with the losers playing Kilglass to see who will be relegated to the junior ranks for 2020.