Dromahair made it three wins from three outings in this year’s GWP Intermediate Championship but were made work all the way by a gritty Glencar Manor second team, and indeed but for the scoring exploits of full forward Christy McGowan, who ended up with 2-5,
This game could have had a much different outcome. Lining out without County player Paddy McGowan, the winners will need to improve if they have ambitions of securing a championship title.
Midway through the first half, Glencar Manor led 0-4 to 0-2, Alan Sweeney hitting over three frees with James Rooney adding the fourth from play with Dromahair’s two points coming from the boot of Cian Clinton.
The final 15 minutes of the half yielded just three points in total, two from Christy McGowan with Alan Sweeney hitting over his fourth free of the game to give his side a one point interval lead.
The losers had the better start to the second half and when Sweeney and Gary Hickey added two more points from placed balls, it looked like a surprise could be on the cards.
But the game changed in a blistering ten minute spell from Dromahair, they hit 1-5 without reply, McGowan leading the way with 1-2. Glencar Manor battled on, and reduced the arrears to a goal with five minutes to go but another McGowan goal shortly afterwards sealed victory for the favourites.
The goal was a lucky break for Dromahair, McGowans shot was deflected into the net by a defender in an attempt to block the shot but it gave the winners a comfortable six point margin with time running out.
Dromahair can now look forward to the quarter final draw while Glencar Manor go into a relegation battle.