St. Enda’s seniors and reserves made it two out of two in their opening games of the All County League and in their first away trip of the season today, they both impressed with good wins over Cookstown.
Cookstown 1-11, St. Enda’s 5-10
In the senior game, it was goals galore in a blistering first half with the St. Enda’s men bagging five before half time.
Conor Meyler set the tone for what was to come when he found the net inside the first minute. Ronan O’Neill scored a second in the eighth minute with Cathal McCarron following suit three minutes later. Conor O’Donnell then hit the net twice in the 17th and 24th minute to set up a 5-6 to 0-9 interval lead.
By comparison the second half proved to be somewhat of a scoring drought for Omagh, registering only four points in the final half hour. Jason McAnulla proved to be one of St. Enda’s star performers while Justin McMahon did a solid job in restraining Eoin Mulligan.
Ryan Clarke also pulled off some fine saves to keep Cookstown at bay although the home side did find the net in the 47th minutes.
Conor O’Donnell scored three of St. Enda’s four second half points inside the final eight minutes of the game to sign off on yet another good personal performance and end the game on a 5-10 to 1-11 scoreline.
Senior scorers – Conor O’Donnell 2-4, Ronan O’Neill 1-2, Conor Meyler 1-1, Cathal McCarron 1-0, Conan Grugan 0-2, Rory McBride 0-1
Cookstown 1-10, St. Enda’s 2-10
In the opening reserve game, first half goals from Michéal Gallagher and Mickey Gallagher kept the St. Enda’s men in contention with points from Shane O’Neill (3), Eamon McMahon(2), Michael Flanagan and Sean Canavan edging them into a 2-7 to 1-7 lead at the interval – Cookstown’s goal coming right on the whistle.
The second half turned out to be a low scoring affair with both teams only managing three points apiece.
Shane O’Neill and Michéal Gallagher were on target in the 39th and 42nd minutes with the match proving to be a dogged affair. With ten minutes to go Cookstown reduced the gap again to two points but 30 seconds before the end of normal time, Sean Canavan landed the insurance score to carve out a one goal victory.
Reserve scorers – Michéal Gallagher 1-1, Shane O’Neill 0-4, Micky Gallagher 1-0, Eamon McMahon 0-2, Sean Canavan 0-2, Michael Flanagan 0-1