Division 2 League
O’Connells 1-18, St. Fechins 0-11
O’Connells got their third win in the division two league when they had ten points to spare over St. Fechins at the Grove on Tuesday evening. Robert Quigley got the first point of the game for the home side and Dean Corrigan got their second not long after. Brian Devlin got the visitors on the board with a point but O’Connells replied with the next three, two more from Quigley and the other from Stuart Osbourne. A Ronan Holcroft free for the Fechins and a Dean Stanfield point for the home side made it 0-6 to 0-2 after 15 minutes. Two more frees from Holcroft reduced the lead to two points. Quigley made it a three point game but points from Holcroft and Devlin cut the margin to one. Points from Niall Conlon and Quigley increased the lead to three again and Jamie King got the last point of the half for the visitors to leave the score at the break 0-9 to 0-7 for the home team. O’Connells increased their lead at the start of the second half with points from Quigley and Conlon. A Niall Devlin point for the Fechins made it a three point game again. However Conlon increased that margin to four and on their next attack a Quigley pass found Emmet Byrne with loads of space and he drilled his shot low to the corner of the net. Two frees from Conlon and Quigley left the score 1-14 to 0-8 going into the last ten minutes. The men from Termonfeckin got the next three points from Brian Devlin, Holcroft and Matthew Flanagan. But the Bellingham team were not about to give up their lead and got four more points from Jackie Agnew and the other three from Quigley to take his tally for the night to ten and secure his team’s third win in the division two league.
O’Connells: Stuart Reynolds; James Clerkin, Conor Byrne, Jason Carroll; Jackie Agnew 0-1, Paul McKeever, Salem Rifaie; Sean Cairns, Dean Stanfield 0-1; Dean Corrigan 0-1, Stuart Osbourne 0-1, Emmet Byrne 1-0; Robert Quigley 0-10(1f), Sean Connolly, Niall Conlon 0-4(1f). Subs Conor McGill for S. Osbourne, Conor Kiernan for D. Stanfield.
St. Fechins: Niall McDonnell; Colm O’Neill, Niall McCabe, Paul Dillon; Conor Haughney, Tom Burke, Matthew Flanagan 0-1; Brian Devlin 0-3, Donal Ryan; Harry Haughney, Niall Devlin 0-1, Carl McDonnell; Niall Carolan, Jamie King 0-1, Ronan Holcroft 0-5(4f). Subs Alex Smith for N. Carolan, Niall Carolan for C. Haughney, Gerry Campbell for H. Haughney, Kevin McCabe for J. king, Fergal McNally for B. Devlin.