Disappointment as seniors knocked out in first round

September 15th, 2013 | Senior Football & Hurling

St. Enda’s 1-8

Clonoe 3-9

It was a bad day at the office for St. Enda’s as Clonoe reversed last year’s first round championship result in Dunmoyle with a convincing 3-9 to 1-8 win.

Senior captain Jason McAnulla in action on Sunday

Senior captain Jason McAnulla in action on Sunday

Playing with a near gale force wind on their back in the first half, Clonoe got off to a flyer with an early goal. However Ronan O’Neill struck for a goal moments later on six minuts to make it 1-1 apiece. From there to the break Clonoe dominated to open up a 1-8 to 1-4 lead with Ronan O’Neill scoring 1-3 and Conan Grugan 0-1.

Despite the backing of the gale for the second half, Omagh struggled to make a breakthrough and it was Clonoe who managed to pick off crucial scores, despite being reduced to 14 men.

Things went from bad to worse for Omagh, and two goals from the Clonoe penalty spot were to kill off any hopes of a comeback. Try as they did, St. Enda’s couldn’t breach the Clonoe defence with only Ronan O’Neill and Conan Grugan on the mark.

St. Enda’s – Ryan Clarke, Hugh Gallagher, Justin McMahon, Michael Gallagher, Conor McMahon, Barry
Tierney, Conan Grugan (0-3), Turlough Gallagher, Ciaran McLaughlin, Jason McAnulla, Conor Meyler, Ronan O’Neill, (1-5), Patrick Doherty, Aaron Grugan.
Subs – Stephen Mullan, Cormac O’Neill.