St Michael’s hold on for narrow win over Kilcar

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St. Michael’s overcame the challenge of Kilcar by the narrowest of margins at the Bridge on Saturday evening in slippery conditions. 

Michael’s 0-11 Kilcar 0-10

Both teams were missing a number of players owing to county commitments.

It was the home side who opened the scoring after just 20 seconds with a fine point from Andrew Kelly.

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Michael Cannon added a second before Ciaran McGinley opened for Kilcar.

Michael Langan added another point before points from Mark Sweeney levelled the scores at three apiece.

Cannon, Langan and Brian McLaughlin points for the home side were cancelled out by points from Doherty, Cormac Cannon and Aodhán McGinley and they were level, 0-6 all, at the break.

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Kilcar began the second half brightly and went into a two-point lead with two points from Andrew McClean.

St. Michael’s came back with points from Daniel McLaughlin and Keelan McGee, they also hit the post when a goal seemed on and it did not like being their day when Kilcar restored their two-point cushion with points from McClean and Aodhá McGinley.

Ciaran Gallagher reduced the deficit before referee Connie Doherty stopped the game for a short period for an injury to James Henry Alcorn.

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After the restart Daniel McLaughlin tied the game up with a fine point before Michael Langan calmly slotted over a 14 yard free to secure the win for the home side.

St. Michael’s: Dean McColgan; Jamie Hunter, Ciaran Gallagher (0-1), Michael Gallagher; Chris McElhinney, Michael McGinley, Daniel McLaughlin (0-2), Michael Langan (0-3), Michael Cannon (0-2); Ryan Langan, Andrew Kelly (0-1),
Raymond McLaughlin, Kieran Kelly; Brian McLaughlin (0-1), Keelan McGee (0-1). Subs: James Henry Alcorn for Hunter, Oisin Langan for R.McLaughlin. Ruairi Friel for Alcorn.

Kilcar: Kevin Campbell; Pauric Carr, Conor McShane, Patrick Gallagher; Barry Shovlin, Stephen Shovlin, Dermot McGinley; Aodhan McGinley (0-1), Ciaran McGinley (0-2); Andrew McClean (0-3), Mark Sweeney, Cormac Cannon (0-1); Declan Gallagher, Darragh O’Donnell (0-2), Conor Doherty (0-1).  Sub: Simon McGinley for B. Shovlin.

Referee: Connie Doherty (Naomh Conaill).

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