Lumen first into O’Doherty semis

February 09, 2018

Danske Bank O’Doherty Cup quarter-final
Lumen Christi Derry 4-7 Magh Ene, Bundoran 0-8
Goals win games is an old adage that rang true for Lumen Christi College of Derry at the weekend as they became the first team through to the semi-finals of the Danske Bank O’Doherty Cup with a 4-7 to 0-7 win over Magh Ene College from Bundoran in Convoy.
Goals from Diarmuid Baker and Ben McCarron were the difference at the break on 2-3 to 0-3, while Baker and Niall Moore added green flags during the course of the second half.
For their part Bundoran only created one goal-scoring opportunity over the hour, but failed to take it, although they had decent performances from Rhys Brennan and Conall Mcgowan in defence, Matthew Duffy and Jack Ronayne up front.
Diarmuid Baker, apart from scoring two goals, had a fine game in defence for Lumen alongside Conor Boyle, with Cathair Neilis and Jude Mullan strong in midfield Oran McGrath, Ben McCarron and Niall Moore sharp up front.
Lumen Christi will play the winners of this evening’s quarter-final in Clones (5pm) between Dean Mag Uirc Carrickmore and Ballybay CC
Lumen Christi : Diarmuid Baker 2-0, Ben McCarron 1-4, Niall Moore 1-2, David McGurk 0-1.
Magh Ene : Caolan Clancy 0-2 frees, Shane McGloin 0-2 frees, Matthew Duffy 0-1, Conor Jack McManus 0-1, Jack Ronayne 0-1, Rhys Brennan 0-1 free.