MOVILLE SEALED THE AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 4 title with a win at Na Rossa this evening in Dooey courtesy of Danny Murphy’s late point.
Na Rossa 0-16 Moville 3-8
Christy Hegarty, a Nigel McMonagle penalty and Murphy were the goalscorers for the Inishowen side.
The home team, who are managed by Barry Doherty, went into the contest two points behind their guests and needing a seven-point win to overcome Moville at the top of the table on the head-to-head.
Hegarty punched home for Moville following a pass from Tony McClenaghan and then Daryl Devenney’s tug on Michael Barrett saw Moville awarded a penalty. McMonagle shot past Patrick Hanlon and Moville were 2-4 to 0-7 up at half-time, with the home side indebted to the kicking abilities of John Paul McCready, who would score 0-8 in all – 0-5 from frees.[adrotate group=”53″]
Na Rossa had the wind and the local knowledge of course in the second half. However, a third Moville goal on 37 minutes from Murphy, when he raced into space, gave his side a cushion.
With their backs against the wall, Na Rossa came out fighting. McCready pointed three and Christian Bonner was also on the mark to cut the Moville lead to 3-6 to 0-11.
The gap was once again trimmed back to two courtesy of Bonner and another McCready free. Back came Moville through the impressive Murphy to put three between the sides with 10 minutes of normal time to go.[adrotate group=”81″]
Na Rossa were still in contention for the points and they got on terms in added time as Odhran Molloy, McCready and Bonner scored. But at the other end, Moville’s title was confirmed by Murphy’s late point.
Na Rossa: Patrick Hanlon; Conor Melly, John McDyre, Daniel Melly; Brian Breslin, Daryl Devenney, Adam McHugh (0-1); Eugene Molloy, Donal Trimble; Christian Bonner (0-3), John Paul McCready (0-8, 5f), Odhran Molloy (0-3); Cormac McHugh, Shaun McMonagle, Conor McCann. Subs: John Paul Breslin for C McHugh (half-time), Denis O’Donnell for D Trimble (50).
Moville: Dylan Doherty; Declan Diver, Eunan Hegarty, Pauric Parkinson; James Henry (0-1), Seamus Hegarty, Jack Keys; Tony McClenaghan, John McGeady; Danny Murphy (1-3, 1f), Michael Barrett (0-1), Ciaran Diver (0-2, 2f); Nigel McMonagle (1-0), Christy Hegarty (1-1), Joshua Lafferty. Subs: Pauric Gillen for J Keys (half-time).
Referee: Shane Toolan (Aodh Ruadh).