AODH RUADH CONTINUED their flawless start to their AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 3 campaign this afternoon, Naomh Ultan bagged a first win of the year last night while there was nothing between Burt and Naomh Bríd.
In Ballyshannon, Aodh Ruadh went four-from-four as they defeated Naomh Colmcille 1-13 to 1-6.
Aodh Ruadh started well and raced into a 0-6 to 0-1 lead with David Dolan (2), Peter Boyle, Seamus Kane, Philip Patton and Michel Ward on the mark.
They went close to the opening goal, but David McGurrin was denied by a fine Marty Callaghan save and Patton’s rebound cannoned off the crossbar.
Aodh Ruadh did break the resistance in the 17th minute when Patton turned across goal for Dolan to convert from close range.
Dolan was denied a second goal by the in-form Callaghan before Naomh Colmcille hit a goal of their own through Willie Gillespie, who gave Boyle no chance.
Aodh Ruadh led 1-8 to 1-2 at half-time. Naomh Colmcille attempted a comeback, with Michael Lynch superbly firing over from near half-way, but McGurrin and Patton ensured that Francie Martin’s team couldn’t get close enough.
Naomh Colmcille are still in search of their first win but Aodh Ruadh have started 2016 with real purpose.
Burt scored two late points to earn a draw at home to Naomh Bríd.
Two scores, deep in added time, by Christy McDermott and Mark Coyle, rescued a share of the spoils for the Hibernian Park men.
Shane Walsh top scored for the visitors with four points, with Paul McGrory, John McNulty and Gearoid Gallagher on the mark, but in a low-scoring game Burt were always in the mix.
McDermott scored four, Conor Harkin bagged two and Coyle swung over that crucial late score as Burt bagged a draw.
Yesterday evening, newly-promoted Naomh Ultan won for the first time in 2016 as they defeated Letterkenny Gaels 2-12 to 0-10 in Dunkineely.
Aidan Duddy fired home a Naomh Ultan goal in the opening minute, but Conor McBrearty was to the fore as the Gaels led 0-7 to 1-3 at half-time.
Naomh Ultan turned that on its head as Conor Shovlin and Shane McWhinnie put them in front in the opening three minutes of the second half.
With Dermot Gallier, Duffy, Peter Alvey, Joe Alvey and Daniel Gallagher on the mark, Naomh Ultan pulled away and the all important second goal arrived in the 47th minute as Daniel Gallagher finished.Tags: