AODH RUADH OPENED up a seven-point lead at the top of Division 3 of the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 3 last night.
Letterkenny Gaels 1-10 Aodh Ruadh 1-15
The Ballyshannon men continued their unbeaten run with another good victory at Pairc na nGael.
They opened brightly with five unanswered points through Johnny Gethins, Diarmuid McInerney Conor Patton and a brace from Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward.
Gaels eventually got on the scoreboard through a Conor Mcbrearty free on 15 minutes and the same player was involved in a fine move a minute later with Seam McDonagh finishing to reduce the deficit to a single score.[adrotate group=”68″]
McDonagh had the ball in the net earlier but the referee adjudged the ball was handled on the ground.
The Aodh Ruadh net minder Peter Boyle was called upon a few times in the opening half to help keep the visitors in front.
David McGurrin added two more scores in the 17th and 26 minutes while McBrearty and the lively McDonagh responded for the home team to leave a point between them at the break, Gaels 1-3 Aodh Rudh 0-7[adrotate group=”70″]
David Dolan got on the scoresheet in the opening minute of the second half before McBrearty replied with a close in free for the Gaels.
In the 25th minute a short Gaels kick out was turned over and McInerney punished the home team.
Oisin Roper increased the lead with another fine score before Ciaran Cannon pointed for Gaels.[adrotate group=”54″]
Roper put five between them again before three Gaels points through Shane McGlade, a Shane Graham ‘45 and a fine individual effort from Paddy Doherty, which had to be deflected over the bar.
McGurrin and Nicky McGarrigle exchanged scores in the 17th minute as both team went in search of the win.
McGurrin put three between them again in the 27th minute before Gaels ‘keeper Graham converted another 45 to leave two between the teams on 59 minutes.[adrotate group=”45″]
In the final minute Ward put made it a three-point game before Dolan and Patton added late scores for the visitors to put them well clear of the rest of the pack in Division 3.
Letterkenny Gaels: S Graham (0-2); C Coll, R Quinn, K Kilkenny; Ciaran Cannon (0-1), D Hunter, C Browne; P Doherty (0-1), M Harte; S McDonagh (1-1), S McGlade (0-1) Cormac Cannon; N McGarrigle (0-1) C McBrearty (0-3), J McGlynn.
Aodh Ruadh: P Boyle; M Ward, E McGrath, C O’Halloran; P Gillespie, N Murray, J McGranaghan; J Gethins (0-1), C Patton (0-2); D McGurrin (0-4), M Ward, (0-3) D McInerney (1-1); P Patton, D Dolan (0-2), O Roper (0-2).Tags: