St Michael’s through after Rannafast thriller

November 09, 2017

Danske Bank Rannafast Cup quarter-final

St Michael’s Enniskillen 3-19 St Patrick’s Academy 4-10

There was certainly no sign of a blanket defence in Garvaghey yesterday afternoon as St Michael’s Enniskillen edged home in a thrilling end-to-end Danske Bank Rannafast Cup quarter-final.

Enniskillen scored the opening four points before getting knocked back when Ryan Carmichael stroked home a seventh minute penalty.

However the Fermanagh boys immediately stepped up a gear and goals from Darragh McBrian and Eiphen Curran moved them into a 2-6 to 1-1 lead before the Academy hit a couple of goals through Carmichael and then Eoin Donnelly to bring it down to a four points lead at the interval, 2-11 to 3-4.

St Michael’s pushed the gap out to seven points midway through the second half with a series of points from McBrian, Curran and free-taker Michael Glynn.

Again the Academy hit back and Shane Donnelly’s goal brought the sides to within two points of each other.

However two minutes from time Josh Largo-Ellis fired home from close range to seal a semi-final place against Maghera next week.

St Michael’s : Darragh McBrian 1-4, Eiphen Curran 1-3, Josh Largo-Ellis 1-1, Michael Glynn 0-6, Oisin Jackson 0-2, Luca McCusker 0-2, Ryan McGovern 0-1.

St Patrick’s : Ryan Carmichael 2-0, Eoin Donnelly 1-1, Shane Donnelly 1-0, Ronan McHugh 0-3, Luke Donnelly 0-3, Scott McCann 0-2, Sean McLaughlin 0-1