Two early Paddy McCafferty goals helped Naomh Muire to a surprise victory over Red Hugh’s in their Championship opener at the Banks on Saturday afternoon.
Naomh Muire 2-9 Red Hugh’s 0-8
McCafferty struck goals in the first and seventh minutes, and Naomh Muire were 2-3 to no score up after 19 minutes.
Red Hugh’s came back strongly towards the end of the half, and struck the last five points of the half to leave themselves trailing by four at the break.
The Killygordon side lost Shane Gallagher to a red card, and while Jack Gillespie and Calvin Bradley kept the scoreboard ticking for them, they could have few complaints about this defeat.
Late points from Daniel Devlin and Eoin Martin secured Naomh Muire’s win.
Naomh Muire: Declan Ward; Conor Cannon, Brian Gillespie, Thomas O’Donnell; Shane Boyle, Cian Boyle, Ultan Doherty; Daniel Ward, Adam O’Brien; Jack O’Donnell, Padraig McCafferty, Tuathai Lunny; Fintan Doherty, Daniel Devlin, Eoin Martin. Subs: Joey Gillespie, Danny Ward.
Red Hugh’s: Luke Kelly; Shane Gallagher, Thomas McMenamin, Michael Devine; Darragh McMenamin, Pauric McMenamin, Kieran Neeson; Jack Gillespie, Stephen McMenamin; Jason Callaghan, Oisin McMenamin, Ryan Gallen; Gerard Melaugh, Calvin Bradley, Tim Callaghan. Subs: Denim Rowan, Odhran Doherty, James Gallagher.Tags: