Division One

1-6 from Billy Smith not enough as Clans fall to defeat away to Dreadnots

Dreadnots 1-15 Clan na Gael 1-7

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1-6 from Billy Smith not enough as Clans fall to defeat away to Dreadnots

Clan na Gael's Billy Smith played well against Dreadnots last Thursday night. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

Division One

Dreadnots 1-15 Clan na Gael 1-7

Dreadnots temporarily moved to the top of Division One on Thursday night with a win against Clan na Gael in Clogherhead on Thursday night.

Dreadnots opened the scoring with a point from Peter Kirwan followed by a Nathan Sutherland goal before Clans squared it up with two frees from Billy Smith.

A point from Darragh Shevlin and one each from Nathan and Peter left it 1-4 to 0-2 before Dreadnots lost Aaron Scullion to injury and Brian Gargan to a black card.

Jay Hughes opened his account with a free with five minutes to go in the first period before Clans struck back through Smith on the stroke of half-time with their first score from play leaving it 1-5 to 0-3 at the break.

Dreadnots forwards took control in the first five minutes of the second half with points from play for Jay Hughes (2) and Carl Monaghan and a 45 from Nathan Sutherland. 

Clans hit back with two points of their own from Smith and Micheal McDonnell before a free from Jay and two more from Sutherland kept them at arm’s length.

Dreadnots gave Clans a lifeline by conceding a goal from a Smith penalty with 50 minutes on the clock, but points from Conor Shevlin and another 45 and free from Sutherland sealed a very good performance.

Dreadnots: Ciarán Cunningham; Brian Gargan, David O’Brien, Pádraig Rath; Cian McEvoy, Barry Faulkner, Aaron Scullion; Darragh Shevlin (0-1), Fergal McGuigan; Liam Shevlin, Pat Lynch, Peter Kirwan (0-2); Jay Hughes (0-4), Carl Monaghan (0-1), Nathan Sutherland (1-6)

Subs: Derek Shevlin, Ronan Fitzpatrick, Conor Shevlin (0-1)

Clan na Gael: Cillian Rice; Craig Callan, Ray McCabe, John Byrne; Craig Long, Kevin Carroll, Micheal McDonnell (0-1); Paul Crewe, Gerry Curran; Mark Newell, Paul Gore, Billy Smith (1-6); Stephen Coleman, Mark McGeown, Stephen Fitzpatrick

Subs: Seán O’Hanlon, Tiarnan Weldon, Jason Cullen, Mark Lee