Saint Macartan’s exit Mac Rory Cup at Preliminary Round Stage

January 31, 2015 Danske Bank MacRory Cup: St Patrick’s, Maghera (holders) 2-13 St Macartan’s, Monaghan 1-5

The weather proved difficult in a cold and snowy Emyvale and a strong breeze made things very difficult for both sides.

Saint Macartan’s got off to a great start as they got the opening point thanks to Jamie McCarey but overall the holders handled the conditions better and dominated the opening half and led by 0-8 to 0-3 at the break.Their defence and midfield were on top of St Macartan’s and it was difficult to provide the Saint Macartan’s forward line with a good supply of ball.

St Macartan’s best spell of play came early in the second half, but again Maghera’s defence was solid and eventually the pressure released and the SEM siege was lifted.

Macartan’s did come back with points from Padraig Finnan and Eimhin Morahan. Almost immediately after Macartan’s were awarded a penalty, and Eimhin Morahan found the net. It was not enough as St. Pat’s Maghera march on.

St Macartan’s : T O’Brien, C Hand, J McKenna, D McElvanney, M Flood, C McIlwaine, C Leonard, F Hughes, S Treanor capt., E Morahan 1-1, 1-0 pen., P Finnan 0-2, N Kearns 0-1, J Mulligan, L McDermott, J McCarey 0-1.
Subs : C Byrne for C Leonard, M Savage for J McCarey, J Deery for D McElvaney, C Boyle for McDermott, S Grant for J Mulligan

exit Mac Rory Cup