St Eunan’s College began life back in the Danske Bank MacRory Cup with an excellent win over Patrician High School at Drumragh.
St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny 2-8 Patrician High School, Carrickmacross 2-5
Two Conor O’Donnell goals, both of them from penalties, saw St Eunan’s come from five points down to claim a hard-fought win.
St Eunan’s got off to a nightmare start as Ryan Kennedy and Ryan McNulty bagged goals to give Patrician High a 2-1 to 0-2 advantage.
But St Eunan’s were given a lifeline when, after Ciaran Kilfeather was fouled, O’Donnell riffled home the penalty.
When Padraig McGettigan was fouled soon after, O’Donnell dispatched his second spot kick and St Eunan’s led 2-4 to 2-2 at the interval.
Patrician High inched back through Sean Jones’ frees, but Shane O’Donnell and McGettigan helped get St Eunan’s over the line.
St Eunan’s College: Eoghan Jordan; Matthew Coyle, Anthony Gallagher, Oisin Cassidy; Ronan Frain, Connor McKinney, Jamie Grant; Keelan Dunleavy, Padraig McGettgan (0-3f); Ciaran Kilfeather, Cormac Finn, Dylan Doogan; Conor O’Donnell (2-3, 2-0pen), Eoin Dowling, Shane O’Donnell (0-2). Subs: Kieran Tobin for Frain, Oran Winston for Kilfeather.
Patrician High scorers: Ryan Kennedy 1-0, Ryan McHugh 1-0, Sean Jones 0-2f, Ryan Farrelly, Oisin McMahon, Joshua Oates 0-1 each