St Mogue’s take goal chances in Ward semi

February 07, 2019

Danske Bank Ward Cup semi-final
St Mogue’s Bawnboy 5-10 De La Salle Downpatrick 0-12
ONCE again goals, and their timing, decided a Danske Bank Ward Cup game that was a lot closer than the final score-line suggests.
St Mogue’s Bawnboy got through for three goals during the first half and all of them were hammer blows for De La Salle Downpatrick who played every bit as well as their Cavan opponents, but were caught out on the break.
Ryan McGoldrick opened St Mogue’s account with an easy finish after nine minutes, Philip McGoldrick added a second goal in the 17th minute and seven minutes later Caoimhin McGovern struck a third.
Those scores proved the difference at the break with Bawnboy ahead by 3-4 to 0-4. On the re-start De La Salle picked off a couple of nice points from Sam Dinu and Declan Looney, but once more the Lecale boys were knocked back with a goal, this time from wing-back Kevin McGovern.
Then when Downpatrick recovered to bring the game back to 4-6 to 0-10, Philip McGoldrick fired home his second major and the game was over.
De La Salle had good performances at the back from Cillian Burns, Conail Gardiner and Jack Zych while their two main scorers, Sam Dinu and Declan Looney, were a constant threat.
But Bawnboy were that little bit sharper in front of goals with the McGoldricks and Caoimhin McGovern, while defender Dylan Bannon got through a lot of work and that is why they will face Gairmscoil Chú Uladh from the Donegal Gaeltacht Lair in next week’s final.

St Mogue’s : Nevin McBrien, Liam Bannon, Cormac Mimna, Colin Edwards, Dylan Bannon, James McGovern, Kevin McGovern 1-1, James Edward Murphy, Nikodem McKiernan, Ryan McGoldrick 1-0, Caoimhin McGovern 1-6, 0-3 frees, Luke Donohoe, Philip McGoldrick 2-2, Conor Galligan 0-1, Owen Barnes
Subs : Eoghan Brady for O Barnes, Dara King for N McKiernan, Padhraic fo L Donohue, Mattie McClaelland for C Galligan
De La Salle : Shane Campbell, Dominic Hood, Conal Gardiner, Matthew Polley, Jack Zych, Phelim Savage, Cillian Burns 0-1, Con Farrell, Caolan Logue, Taylor Broggy 0-2, Sam Dinu 0-4, 0-2 frees, Caolan Coulter 0-1, Eoin Dignam, Declan Looney 0-4, 0-3 frees, Oran Young