Lennon Cup 2021: St.Josephs CBS record their second win while St.Marys DS start off their campaign with a win.
Lennon Cup 2021
Round 2 Group B from Pentony Park Drogheda.
St Joseph’s 6-11
St Oliver’s 1-06
St Joseph’s ensured pole position in group after an impressive victory over a battling st Oliver’s side. Early points from Murray & McElroy and an Adam McDonagh goal gave the joeys a dream start. However Seán O Driscoll goaled immediately after to keep the Ollie’s in touch. St Joseph’s ability to score from long range allowed them push ahead to lead 4-8 to 1-1 at half time.
The Ollie’s tried hard in the second half and hit some fine scores through Alex Blakeman and Josh Cole. Try as they did they just couldn’t eat into the Joseph’s lead. With Kyle McElroy and Liam Flynn receiving quality ball from Aaron McGlew and Mark Houlihan the Joseph’s scores kept coming and saw them run out comfortable winners.
St Oliver’s will now play De La Salle to see who takes the second quarter final spot.
St Joseph’s: Fionn McQuillan (Naomh Fionnbarra), Shane Reilly (St Fechins), Steven Kerr (Newtown Blues), Conor McGuirk (Newtown Blues 0-1), Mark Houlihan (St Fechins), Lee Grifferty (O Raghaillaighs 0-1), Rhys Fordham (Glen Emmets 1-0), Aaron McGlew (St Fechins), Dara McDonnell (Naomh Martin), Keefer Carolan (Glen Emmets),
Adam McDonagh (Newtown Blues 1-2), Calum Dolan (St.Fechins), Emmet Murray (Newtown Blues 2-1), Kyle McElroy (O Raghaillaigh 2-4), Liam Flynn (Mattock Rangers 1-3)
Referee: Stephen Murphy
Group A Round 1-Darver
St Marys Drogheda 5-13
Marist College Dundalk 1-3
St Marys Drogheda laid down an early marker, with a very impressive first round display. They took a stranglehold on midfield with Sean Emmanuel and Alan Bowden, both former Meath Minors, dominating proceedings. Indeed Bowden gave an exhibition of long range kicking, notching 7 points(6 from play) in the opening period.
Marist battled gamely , their young team were no match physically for the Drogheda boys. Man of the Match Luke Hanan was a constant threat and ended up with a personal tally of 3-3 with Dylan Collins another to shine in attack. The Marist kept going to the end and were rewarded with an Eoin Kenny goal .
With this being a 4 team group Marist have time to recover but its difficult to see who will put it up to St Marys this year.
St Marys DS
1) Oisin Black. (St Pats Stamullen), Oisin Murphy. (St Colmcilles), Tom Bowden (Duleek/Bellewstown), Conor McQuail Leech (Duleek/Bellewstown), Liam Gaffney.(Wolfe Tones), Eoin Gillick (St Colmcilles), Sean McQuail (Wolfe Tones), Sean Emmanuel (St Pats Stamullen), Alan Bowden (Duleek/Bellewstown), Eoghan Brennan (Wolfe Tones), Shaun Leonard (St Colmcilles), Dylan Collins (Duleek/Bellewstown), Luke Hanan (St.Colmcilles), John Mannion (St Pats Stamullen), Aaron Grant (St Colmcilles)
Marist College Dundalk
Danny Shields (Sean O Mahonys), Ryan Doran (St Josephs), Jack Mullen.(Clan na Gael), Sean Duffy (Dundalk Gaels), Ciaran Redmond. (Sean O Mahonys), Fionn Tipping. (Na Piarsaigh), Eddie Finnegan. (Geraldines), Tomas Guinan. (St Marys), Tiernan Cassidy.(Sean O Mahonys), Kyle Murphy.(Cooley Kickhams), Killian McDonnell (St Josephs), Jake Corrigan.(Stabannan Parnells), Eoin Kenny.(Geraldines), Robert Matthews. (St Kevins) Ciaran Walsh. (Dundalk Gaels)