Goals vital in Cloone victory

Two goals in as many minutes midway through the second half helped Cloone on their way to an unimpressive victory over Melvin Gaels second team in Drumkeerin last Sunday.

Two goals in as many minutes midway through the second half helped Cloone on their way to an unimpressive victory over Melvin Gaels second team in Drumkeerin last Sunday.

Melvin Gaels second string really put it up to their more fancied opponents, but were stunned by those two quick goals and in the end, Cloone ran out deserving winners by six points.

Fifteen minutes in, the winners lead by three points to nil, their scores coming from Mark Creegan, and two frees from Brian Mulvey.

The Gaels were playing well, but were finding scores hard to come by, but when Paul Rooney and Jonathon Connolly hit over two points, they were back in the game with just a point separating the sides. Another Creegan point ended the first half scoring with Cloone in front four points to two at the break.

Neither team could raise a flag in the early stages of the second half until Cloone midfielder Brian Mulvey kicked over a free to put his side three points ahead.

Five minutes later, disaster struck for the losers when a mix up in their defence let Frank Reynolds in for an easy goal, and when Ronan Mulvey added a second shortly afterwards, it was game over.

Damien Sheridan and Ronan Mulvey exchanged points before Jonathon Connolly hit consolation scores for the losers, a goal and a point within minutes of the final whistle. The final score of the game came on the stroke of full time when Niall Quinn hit over a point for the winners.