Sean McDermotts overcame Stabannon on Sunday afternoon in fine conditions in Stabannon. Stabannon started brightly but despite a Tom Byrne goal went in behind at half time 1-2 to 0-7.
Sean’s extended their lead early in the second half and the game was over as a contest when substitute Kevin McGahon fisted in a goal with five minutes remaining.
Stabannon: Liam Butterly, Sean Halpenny, Niall Cluskey, Peter Shearman, Ciaran Shevlin, James Whelan, Thomas McBride, Colm Giggins(0-1), Anthony Byrne(0-1), Daniel Bannon,(1-0) Aidan Shevlin, Tj Doyle, John McConnon, Ian Quinn, Tom Byrne (1-0).
‘Hill cause upset by seeing off Nicks
Dowdallshill caused a surprise of sorts when they beat St Nicholas’ in the Kevin Mullen Shield on Friday evening.
The Dundalk side started the strongest and quickly capitalised on some poor Nicks defending to take a three point lead.
The Drogheda men managed to return fire, with Eddie Carr kciking some great long range frees.
With the wind to their backs Dowdallshill kept pressuring the Nicks backline and were rewarded with a nine point lead at half time.
Having weathered the Dowdallshill storm for the first half, the Nicks begin to asser themselves with the aid of the wind. Again Eddie Carr was on hand to convert two more frees and three other scores arrived in the due course for the Drogheda men.
As they kept pushing on, Nicks were guilty of some poor misses and despite a strong finish from the visitors, Dowdallshill held their nerve and got across the winning line with five points to spare.
St Nicholas: Alan Sweeney, Dean Foran, Brian Pentony, Jamie Branngian, Eddie Siddions, Kieran Smith, Paul Hackett , Eddie Carr (0-4), Darren Thornton, Roy Kierans (0-3), Craig Donnolly (0-1), Barry Woods, Damien Fagan, Stephan Hodgins (0-1), Gary Breine. Best for the Nicks: Brian Pentony, Craig Donnolly and Roy Kierans.