Naomh Colmcille hit a late series of points to move away from Robert Emmets and seal a place in the Under-21 ‘C’ Championship final.
Robert Emmets 1-6 Naomh Colmcille 1-10
Hugh O’Donnell netted a first-half goal for Naomh Colmcille, who led 1-3 to 0-5 at half-time.
O’Donnell powered through the Robert Emmets rearguard and superbly found the top corner for the opening goal of the game.
When Reece Gallagher bagged a goal for Robert Emmets, the Castlefin men were briefly level. Gallagher drilled past Matthew Whoriskey, who made a couple of big saves for the visitors.
Naomh Colmcille took control of things in the last quarter.
Stephen Gallagher (pictured) – who scored five points in all – landed a couple of wonderful points from long range and Keenan Diver curled over from distance.
A brilliant Gallagher free from 40 metres and a tidy point by Jordan Gallagher saw Naomh Colmcille take the win and book a place in the final against their neighbours Burt.
Robert Emmets: Tiernan Gallagher; Ryan Roe, Gavin Friel, Oran Farrell; Kian McLaughlin, Paul Farrell, Niall Quinn; Rory Dalton, Kevin McColgan (0-1); Jack Meadows, Corrie Lee Bogan (0-2), Lee McLaughlin; Reece Gallagher (1-1), Eoin McMenamin (0-1), Jordan McKinney (0-1)
Naomh Colmcille: Mathew Whoriskey; Mark Friel, Jason Fitzpatrick, James Kernan; Ben Scott, Hugh O’Donnell (1-0), Gavin McGee; Keenan Diver, Stephen Gallagher (0-5); Bradley Doherty, PJ McBrearty (0-1), Reece Duncan (0-2); Sean Bond,Jordan Gallagher (0-1), David McNamee. Subs: Oran Downey for Bond, Kevin Gallagher for McGee.
Referee: Mark Dorrian.Tags: