Ardee, St. Marys' Mark Fay. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Ardee, St. Mary's 3-8 Hunterstown Rovers 1-13
Ardee, St. Mary's came out on top in this local derby as they held on to win by the narrowest of margins against Hunterstown Rovers.
There was very little to choose between the teams in the
However, the Mary's kept in touch with goals from Dáire McConnon and Mark Fay leaving them trailing by just 1-7 to 2-2 at the break.
The second-half continued to be a close affair, but crucially it was the Ardee men who added a third goal through substitute Conor Gillespie to claim a narrow victory.
Ardee, St. Mary's: Alan McGauley; Brendan Matthews, Barry McCoy, Philip Trainor; Conor Keenan, Karl Faulkner, Wayne Matthews; Robbie Leavy, Joe Mulholland; Paudie Clarke, Ronan Carroll, Dáire McCoy; Cian Commins, Darren Clarke, Mark Fay
Subs: Liam Jackson, Conor Gillespie, Robert Clarke, Jamie Rooney, Ross Gaynor
Hunterstown Rovers: Niall Carrie; Brian Mathews, Richard Taaffe, Martin Lennon; David Finn, Patrick Taaffe, Robert McNiece; Tony McKenna, Ryan Ward; Brendan Lennon, Mark Brennan (0-1), Conor Matthews (0-1); Alan Landy (1-3), Paul Carrie (0-2), Glen Matthews (0-6)
Subs: Alex Marmion, David Brennan, Eddie Burke