Still a Minor in 2012, Padraig Gallagher delivered an impressive scoring display as Gortletteragh proved far too strong for their neighbours Bornacoola in Cloone last Saturday, the winners proving more than equal to everything that was thrown against them.
BY John Connolly
A battling Bornacoola twice cut six point leads in half in the closing stages of the second half but the truth was that Gortletteragh, even with the dismissal of County Senior player Ciaran Egan in the first half, were far too good in all sectors for them.
What makes Gortletteragh’s performance all the more impressive was the fact that they played the entire second half a man down and also lost Eddie Tyrell with a serious looking injury but they were never truly threatened, although the absences of Egan and Tyrell will stretch their resources for the final.
With Nigel Keighran and Niall Woods dominating the middle of the field, Gortletteragh always had a plentiful supply and Gallagher illuminated the game with his movement and simple score-taking, amassing an impressive 1-8 on the day.
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