Dundalk Gaels' Derek Crilly. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Paddy Sheelan Cup
Dundalk Gaels 0-9 Glen Emmets 0-3
Dundalk Gaels secured a comfortable victory in their opening Sheelan Cup game as a strong first-half showing helped them see off the challenge of Glen Emmets in Dundalk.
The Ramparts men went into this game strongly fancied to get their season off to a winning start and they rarely looked in trouble as Glen Emmets were unable to ask any serious questions.
Derek Crilly finished top-scorer for the Gaels with five-points and his accuracy helped the hosts to lead by 0-7 to 0-1 at the break.
The second-half was a rather tame affair with the teams sharing four-points as the Gaels cruised to victory.
Dundalk Gaels: Joe O’Donoghue; David McComish, Jamie Faulkner; Conor Morgan, Seán Murray, Óisín Murray, David Moloney; Derek Crilly (0-5), Seán McCann (0-1); Eamonn Kenny, Jason Clarke (0-1), Barry Watters; Éanna McArdle (0-2), Gary Shevlin, Chris Sweeney
Subs: Emmet Lyndsey, Peter McGinnity, Pádraig Fallon, Jordan Keating
Glen Emmets: Conor Kelly; Evan Lynch, Evan English, Keith Boylan; Andrew Mooney, Stephen Healy, Jamie Farnan (0-1); Robbie Byrne, Seán Byrne; Sam Kenny, Ronan Grufferty, Keith Lynch; Ben Hilliard, Keelan O’Neill (0-1), Isaac Walsh
Subs: Joe Farrelly, Gordon Healy, Aeneas McAuliffe (0-1), Damien Grimes
Referee: John Murphy (Roche Emmets)