14 Aug 2022

Cloughaneely do enough to squeeze past Ardara

Michael Lynch's side followed up their victory over St Michael's with another narrow win over Ardara

Cloughaneely do enough to squeeze past Ardara

Cloughaneely won for the second week in succession when they overcame Ardara on Saturday

It was a great evening for football on Saturday when Cloich Cheann Fhaola and Ard an Rátha met at Páírc Naomh Fionán, with the home side posting two valuable points. 

Cloich Cheann Fhaola 1-10
Ard an Rátha 2-6

It was young Blake McGarvey who opened the scoring with a point in the first point followed by another seven minutes later. It took twelve minutes for the visitors to register their first score which came from a free kick taken by CJ Molloy. A goal from Cloich Cheann Fhaola stalwart Shaun Maguire in the 18th minute edged the home side four points ahead which was quickly followed by a point from Shaun Curran. 

Both McGarvey and Ciaran Mc Fadden picked up two points a piece before John R. Molloy picked up the second score for the visitors after a twenty two minute gap which was followed by another point from Shaun Maguire before the half time whistle, leaving a nine point margin between the teams as they headed for the dressing rooms. 

It was Jason McGee who opened the scoring in the second half with a point for the home side. Two points from Paul Walsh helped narrow the margin between the teams followed by another from Oisin O’Donnell before Ciaran Coll fisted a score over the bar for the home side after a scoreless twenty minutes for the Páirc Naomh Fionán men.

John R Molloy picked up a goal in the 26th minute which was followed by a point from  Kevin White and another goal from CJ Molloy which left one point between the teams in the final minutes which made for a nail biting finish but it was the home side who came out on top when Val Murray blew the final whistle.

Cloich Cheann Fhaola Scorers: Blake Mc Garvey (0-4), Shaun Maguire (1-1), Shaun Curran (0-1), Ciaran McFadden (0-2), Jason Mc Gee (0-1f), Ciaran Coll (0-1)

Ard an Rátha Scorers: CJ Molloy (1-1, 1f), John R.Molloy (1-1), Paul Walsh (0-2f), Oisin O’Donnell (0-1), Kevin White (0-1)

Cloich Cheann Fhaola: Shaun Mc Clafferty, Noel Sweeney, Lee O’Brien, Ciaran Mc Fadden, Cian Mc Fadden, Michael Fitzgerald, Shaun Curran, Jason Mc Gee, Cathal Mc Geever, Martin Maguire, Ciaran McGeady, Shaun Maguire, Ciaran Scanlon, Cillian Gallagher. Subs: Conor Coyle for Mc Geady (36 mins), Darren Mc Geever for Mc Geever (42 mins), Ciaran Coll for Scanlon (50 mins).

Ard an Rátha: Matias Malley, Anthony Harkin, Joseph Mullat, Conuir Gallagher, Oisin O’Donnell, Shaun White, Jack Gallagher, John R.Molloy, Robbie Helair, Paul Walsh, Tomas Boyle, Kevin White, Nigel Maguire, CJ Molloy, Callum Malley.

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