High scoring draw in Ballymacnab

November 08, 2019

Danske Bank MacRory Cup

St Patrick’s Academy 4-11 St Macartan’s Monaghan 2-17
YESTERDAY’S Danske Bank MacRory Cup game in Ballymacnab served up a highly entertaining draw in which St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon and St Macartan’s Monaghan will both feel that they could have got over the line for a win.
The Sem got the better start with three quick points from Niall McKenna (2) and Lochlainn Power before the Academy responded with a Scott McCann penalty ten minutes in and then points from Shane and Luke Donnelly.
However a goal from Power brought St Macartan’s back into the game and they moved three ahead again with points from Power, Karl Gallagher and Eoghan McGinnity who came in as a sub after 25 minutes.
Luke Donnelly however hit back with an opportunist goal and the teams turned over level at 1-7 to 2-4.
Shane Donnelly fired home a goal for the Academy on the re-start and ten minutes into the second half they led by six points through a second Shane Donnelly goal.
However St Macartan’s clawed their way back with super sub Eoghan McGinnity finding the net and adding a couple of points.
With time running out the Academy edged two ahead through Luke Donnelly and Ronan McHugh but late points from Power and McGinnity tied the teams.
The Academy’s next outing is in Owenbeg on Thursday against Inis Eoghain while Monaghan will meet Cathair Dhoire on either Thursday or Friday.
There are two games today (FRIDAY) with Holy Trinity Cookstown playing St Eunan’s Letterkenny in Drumragh at 3pm and St Patrick’s Armagh and St Mary’s Magherafelt throwing in an hour earlier in Donaghmore.
St Patrick’s : Shane Donnelly 2-2, Luke Donnelly 1-4, Scott McCann 1-1, Sean Cowan 0-1, Sean McLaughlin 0-1, Ronan McHugh 0-1, Niall McMurray 0-1
St Macartan’s : Lochlainn Power 1-4 Eoghan McGinnity 1-4, Niall McKenna 0-3, Karl Gallagher 0-2, Dylan Ballantine 0-1, Ben Ryan 0-1, Chrissy Flood 0-1, Tiarnan Kierans 0-1