Division Three

Roche's first half scoring spree proves too much for Malachi's in Division 3A derby

Naomh Malachi 1-1 Roche Emmets 0-13

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Roche's first half scoring spree proves too much for Malachi's in Division 3A derby

Roche Emmets' Liam Dawe scored 0-2 in Sunday's victory over Naomh Malachi. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Division Three

Naomh Malachi 1-1 Roche Emmets 0-13

Roche Emmets recorded their second win of the Division 3A campaign when they had a comfortable win over Naomh Malachi on Sunday afternoon.

The visitors opened the scoring through Barry O’Hare, but when Colin Rooney levelled soon after it suggested that a close encounter was in store.

However, it didn’t turn out that way as Roche got on top and points from Kevin Callaghan, Glen Stewart, Shane Byrne and Liam Dawe helped them lead 0-9 to 0-1. Just before the break, the Mals were given a lifeline when Colin Hoey scored the only goal of the game.

Unfortunately for the Malachi's that score wasn’t the start of a revival as they failed to add to their tally in the second half. Roche saw out the game comfortably with points from  Dawe, Stewart, O’Hare and Evin Quigley.

Naomh Malachi: Christopher McCaughley; Stephen Burns, David Begley, Conor Begley; Donal Mulholland, Peter McShane, Jamie Kelly; David Rogers, Pádraig Moley; Donal Begley, Ronan Greene, Mark Meegan; Ronan McElroy, Jack Kirwan, Colin Rooney (0-1)

Subs: Keelan Conlon, Paul Gogarty, Shane Rogers, Colin Hoey (1-0), Seán Gogarty, Liam McCann. Pierce Caherty, Emmet Mullen

Roche Emmets: Jamie O’Hare; Joe Bishop, David Quigley, Andrew Carroll; David O’Connell, Dermot Carthy, Gerard Browne; Daniel O’Connell, Liam Dawe (0-2); Evin Quigley (0-1), Eugene Murray, Glen Stewart (0-1); Kevin Callaghan (0-4), Shane Byrne (0-2), Barry O’Hare (0-3)

Subs: Seán Dawe, Adam Fee, Niall McArdle, Harry O’Connell, Enda Murphy