Ultimate rating in Connolly Park – Malin 0-11 Letterkenny Gaels 0-08.
Each groups should enhance loads if they’re to make progress within the latter levels of the intermediate championship however Malin shall be completely satisfied to get the outcome with out being anyplace close to their greatest.
The primary half of the opening sport of Group B was a one sided affair with Malin main by six on the break.
Letterkenny Gaels had to enhance within the second half and so they did and with a late purpose probability to degree saved to disclaim them the draw.
Malin opened the scoring on two minutes after affected person hold ball play noticed Conor O’Neill out on the appropriate rating from vary.
They needed to wait then till ten minutes for the subsequent rating when Shaun O’Neill marked and scored from the left. One other rating adopted from brother Conor slicing in from the left and slotting over to stretch the lead out to a few. Matthew Byrne scored once more for the house aspect with extra pleasure up the left-hand aspect, once more one other spectacular rating from out large thirty metres out. They then hit an awesome staff rating, Brendan McLaughlin put in an awesome ball to Conor O’Neill who as an alternative of taking the mark fed the incoming Darragh Douglas and for a short second considered purpose however then opted to increase the lead with a degree and tapped over.
Terence Doherty prolonged Malin’s lead out to 6 because the Gaels had little to point out for his or her opening twenty minutes bar two balls into the keeper’s arms and a large from their goalkeeper from a free.
Doherty obtained a second rating, jinking round a defender, after Brendan McLaughlin’s pushed ball in. Letterkenny obtained on the mark two minutes from half time after they labored a very good transfer down the sphere after a block and Cormac Cannon completed by driving over from the 21′.
The half time rating learn Malin 0-07 Letterkenny Gaels 0-01.
Conor McBrearty tapped over a free at the beginning of the second half from shut vary for the guests after which the identical participant confirmed glorious dealing with to regulate a booming ball in and swivel his huge sturdy body round and drive over one other.
The boys from the Glebe have been successful all of the 50:50 balls at this stage and McBrearty scored his third a row with an awesome effort out the left figuring out he had a bonus coming anyway.
Malin finally obtained off the mark nevertheless it wasn’t till the forty ninth minute of the second half with Matthew Byrne scoring from the D.
Conor Farren, one of many residence aspect’s most constant gamers all 12 months, then swung over one other to stretch out the result in 5 going into the final ten minutes. Although it was removed from snug as Conor McBrearty free of 40 metres to keep up a correspondence.
Malin responded with a Conor O’Neill level after good work from Seamus Houghton. McBrearty freed once more in a a lot improved second half for the guests.
The returning Ronan Frain, not match to begin, scored one other from play to go away only a purpose in it with two minutes left. Ryan Graham scored a forty five′ after Malin did nicely to carry out a purpose probability with two blocks from Cormac Cannon’s efforts with a sea of our bodies and keeper Mullarkey holding the ball out across the submit.
Brendan McLaughlin scored late on to seal a removed from resounding victory however a win is a win in championship and Malin will little question raise it for his or her subsequent match, an all-Inishowen conflict with Buncrana subsequent Sunday.
Conor O’Neill (0-03), Matthew Byrne (0-02), Terence Doherty (0-02), Conor Farren (0-01), Brendan McLaughlin (0-01), Sean O’Neill (0-01, 1m), Darragh Douglas (0-01)
Letterkenny Gaels scorers:
Conor McBrearty (0-05, 3f) Ronan Frain (0-01), Cormac Cannon (0-01) Ryan Graham (0-01, 1 45′)
Malin staff: Daniel Mullarkey, Sean Byrne, Ciaran Doherty, Gary Farren, Paul McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Taylor Bonner, John Gerard McLaughlin, Sean O’Neill, Christopher McLaughlin, Matthew Byrne, Brendan McLaughlin, Conor O’Neill, Terence Doherty and Shaun Kelly. Subs used Darragh Douglas for Paul McLaughlin (17 minutes), Adam McGonagle for Shaun Kelly (h/t), Josh Conlan for Sean O’Neill (40 minutes), Seamus Houghton for TerenceDoherty (54 minutes)
Letterkenny Gaels staff: Ryan Graham, Ray Quinn, Niall Diver, Conor Browne, Liam McAlary, Conor Walker, Diarmuid O’Cathail, Darragh McBrearty, Paddy Doherty, Brian Diver, Darren Hunter, Peter Doherty, Cormac Cannon, Conor McBrearty and Shay Doherty. Subs used: Matthew Winters for Shay Doherty (15 minutes), Ronan Frain for Peter Doherty (40 minutes)
Malin beat Letterkenny Gaels in intermediate championship opener was final modified: August twentieth, 2023 by