Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0 – 11
St. Michael’s 2 – 12
Donaghmore/Ashbournes second team slumped to their first defeat in the Intermediate Championship as they went under to St Michaels 2-12 to 0-11 in a disappointing display in Seneschalstown on Saturday.
Don/Ash were first on the scoreboard with a David Morgan point, but they were then rocked by a goal and a point from St Micheals. Points from Martin Lynch, Daithi Murtagh and Ciaran Beirne (2) had the scores level at 0-5 to 1-2 after twenty minutes. However the wasting of a couple of good goal chances seemed to drain the confidence from Don/Ash as St. Michaels registered 1-4 without reply to lead at half time by 2-6 to 5.
Don/Ash battled hard in the 2nd half but never looked likely to bridge the seven point gap . David Carey who was excellent throughout, fielding several kick outs, got the first point of the second half. Minor player, Leo Reilly looked lively when introduced in the 2nd half kicking 2 fine points. But overall it was a below par performance from Don/Ash.
Don/Ash: Andy Colgan, Iarlaith O’Donnell, Jack McCarney, Jack Giles, David Carey 0-1, Eoghain Riordan, Martin Lynch 0-1, Daithi Murtagh 0-1, Rory O’Connor, Sam Benville 0-2, Ciaran Beirne 0 – 2, Kevin Fenton, David Morgan 0-1, Eric Callaghan, David Dowd 0-1
Subs: John Broderick for Ciaran Beirne (ht); Leo Reilly 0 – 2 for Rory O’Connor; Stephen Carton for Eric Callaghan