Division 3B

Dowdallshill put in stirring second half to send Nicks to first league defeat

St. Nicholas 0-7 Dowdallshill 2-8

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Dowdallshill put in stirring second half to send Nicks to first league defeat

Dowdallshill's Paul Flynn helped his team over St. Nicholas on Sunday afternoon. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

Division 3B

St. Nicholas 0-7 Dowdallshill 2-8

Dowdallshill picked up their first win of the season in the Louth Division 3B League, after coming from behind to beat St. Nicholas in Sunday’s match at a blustery Rathmullen. 

The Nicks had the aid of a strong wind in the first half but were unable to capitalise on their advantage. Points from Derek Kierans, Phillip Kirwan and Evan Byrne had the nicks leading by 0-5 to 0-1 at the break but ultimately a number of missed chances and poor play would cost them.

The Dundalk men put in a huge second half performance to turn the tables on the home side, boosted by goals from Gerry McShane and substitute Dylan Cahill.

St. Nicholas: Shane Finnegan; Seán Savage, Brian Carter, Ciarán Branigan; Kevin O’Brien, Declan Heeney, Alex Finnegan; Sam Reilly (0-1), Johnny Carter; Vinny O’Hare, Phillip Kirwan (0-1), Evan Byrne (0-1); Paddy Murtagh (0-1), Derek Kierans (0-3), Jason O’Boyle (0-1)

Subs: Nathan Murray, Lorcan Downey, Stephan Hodgins, Ryan Farrell

Dowdallshill: Paudie Murray; Jack McGailey, Damien Fanning, Seán Duffy; Stephen Murray, Eamonn Duffy, Paul Flynn (0-1); Justin Halley, David McCrave; Martin Óg O’Brien, Paddy McKenna, Gary Corrigan; Gerry McShane (1-1), Peter Begley (0-2), Noel Finnegan (0-3)

Subs: Dylan Cahill (1-0), Tommy Craig (0-1)