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25/07/2021

St Naul's post fine home win against MacCumhaill's

St Naul's post fine home win against MacCumhaill's

Action from the meeting of St Naul's and MacCumhaill's this evening in Mountcharles. Photo by Chris Doherty

A sublime goal from Naul’s greatest Gaelic gladiator Stephen Griffin was the real difference between the sides in an entertaining affair in the Gerard Gallagher Memorial Park. 

St Naul’s 1-12
Sean MacCumhaill’s 0-12 

Griffin (1-9, 7f) showed great vision by flicking the ball overheard into the path of the flying Cathal Lowther-a magical one two before he slid the ball low to the MacCumhaill’s net in the 18th minute. 

That superb strike put the home side into a 1-4 to 0-3 lead and they led by 1-5 to 0-5 at the break as Jamie Keegan and Darren O’Leary were on target for a wasteful Twin Towns side who hit eight wides. 

MacCumhaill’s launched a spirited comeback in the second half mainly through the accuracy of  O’Leary who is Jimmy Keaveney-esque and there was only a point between the sides as Naul’s led by 1-9 to 0-11 nine minutes from time. 

But a few errors by the visitors were punished by the clinical Griffin who had strong support from midfield partner Stuart Johnston, as the home side held out for a valuable victory. 

St Naul’s: Gavin Mulreaney (0-1); Ryan Coughlan, Barry Griffin, John Relihan; Michael Coughlan, Kyle Campbell, Dermot Gallagher; Stephen Griffin (1-9, 7f), Stuart Johnston; Thomas White (0-2), Cathal Lowther, Martin Breslin; Joe Campbell, Shane Conneely, Lee McCabe.Subs; Conor McBrearty for John Relihan (32). 

Sean MacCumhaill’s: Eoin Gallen, Cian Mulligan (0-2), Ronan McMenamin, Christopher Gallagher; Chad McSorley, Joseph Boyle (0-1), Adam Lynch; Gavin Gallagher, Steven O’Reilly; Gary Wilson (0-1), Aaron Kelly, Carl Dunnion; Jamie Keegan (0-3), Darren O’Leary (0-54f), Stephen Mulligan. Subs; Conor Griffin for Steven O’Reilly (29 inj), Peter Byrne for Adam Lynch (43), John Lynch for Carl Dunnion (48) 

Referee: Val Murray (Aodh Ruadh) 

   

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