Kiltoghert Gaels cruised to a victory every bit as comprehensive as the scoreline against an outmatched Greagh Gaels in Kiltubrid.
Kiltoghert Gaels 0-19
Greagh Gaels 0-6
As hard as it is to believe, there was only a point between the teams midway through the first quarter but the greater strength in depth of the St. Mary’s and Leitrim Gaels amalgamation saw them sweep the Aughavas, Cloone & Fenagh men aside.
The opening exchanges were tit for tat with Daire Farrell, Colm O’Reilly (3), Aidan Flynn & Jack De Lacy on the mark for Kiltoghert while Donal Wrynne (3), Richard Heaney and Shane Doonan were on target for Greagh.
But from then on, Kiltoghert took over with four unanswered points before the break from Daire Farrell (2) & Colm O’Reilly (2) to leave the halftime score at 0-10 to 0-5 in favour of Kiltoghert Gaels.
The second half took a long time to get going with Colm O’Reilly putting over a free before Paul Bohan got a second yellow card for an off-the-ball clash with Daire Farrell that led to a melee.
Greagh Gaels had no answer to Kiltoghert’s running and strength and the points flowed from Conor Farrell (2), Ciaran McCarthy, O’Reilly, Aaron McLoughlin, Daire Farrell and Aidan Flynn (2) to put the seal on a facile win.
Kiltoghert had strong performers in Daire Farrell, Colm O’Reilly, Conor Guckian and Conor Farrell while Ross Williams, Donal Wrynne & Gary Butler were best for Greagh.
Kiltoghert Gaels: Brendan Flynn, Damien Flynn, James Flynn, Ronan Kennedy, Jack De Lacy (0-1), Liam Moreton, Aaron McLoughlin (0-1), Conor Farrell (0-2), John Healy, Daire Farrell (0-4), Aidan Flynn (0-3), Ciaran McCarthy (0-1), Mick Keegan, Conor Guckian, Colm O’Reilly (0-7). Subs: Conor McWeeney for Healy (10 mins), Enda Moreton for Keegan (45 mins), Peter Kenny & Conal Maguire for J. Flynn & McWeeney (54 mins), David Taylor for O’Reilly (57 mins).
Greagh Gaels: Ross Williams, Eugene O’Rourke, Gary Butler, Shane Shortt, Co or McKiernan, Paul Bohan, Michael Moran, Donal Wrynne (0-4), Richard Heaney (0-1), Gavin Heaney, Shane Doonan (0-1), Sean McKiernan, Michael Doonan, Niall Quinn, Aaron Scollan. Subs: David Charles for Moran (10 mins), Michael Bohan for Shortt (37 mins), Kevin Moran for Bohan (58 mins).
Referee: Brendan Sammon.