Glenn beat Drums for title.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

GLENN rattled an impressive five goals past Drumgath to win the South Down A Minor Final.


It was the Barnmeen men that raced into an early three-point lead with Shea Byrne and Oisin Toner scoring points Andrew McConaghy and Andrew Fox tapped over frees but Shea Byrne's third score kept the Rathfrilanders three points to the good.

But Glenn were starting to control the tempo and the Drumgath keeper Jordan Moore pulled off a cracking save to deny McConaghy but it wasn't long before Patrick Brooks bagged Glenn's first goal of the afternoon.

Again Moore was called into action, with a fine save, this time stopping Fox from scoring a certain goal but the same man wouldn't be denied to give Glenn a healthy 2-06 to 0-06 lead.

Glenn continued in the second half as they soon got goal number three when sub stitute Jack Hughes put flying machine Patrick Brooks away and he ran through loads of tackles before sticking the ball past the Drumgath keeper.

Jack Hughes angled over a nice score soon after to stretch their lead, while Shea Byrne soloed through for a Drumgath point and Jamie Fitzpatrick soon added another and Glenn had to thank keeper Pearce Campbell who saved well from an Oisin Toner pile-driver.

But there was no stopping the black and amber as Andrew Fox kicked over another free before two more goals came in as many minutes.

Patrick Brookes put Jarlath McConagh through for the first before another Patrick Brooks' pass put Andrew Fox away on a run and he flashed the ball to the net Drumgath's woes went from bad to worse when their full forward Shea Byrne saw red following a retaliation.

Gavin McParland, Declan O'Hare, Jarlath McConaghy, captain Liam Conlon, Patrick Brooks, Cian Lyons and Enda Sands pressed home Glenn's advanatage with points while Ryan Byrne and Jamie Fitzpatrick replied for Drumgath.

The day belonged to Glenn and they richly deserved their win as every lad played their part but Patrick Brooks and Jarlath McConaghy were out-standing while Andrew Fox was a danger to Drumgath defence every time he had the ball.

After the game South Down chairman Donal McNally presented Captain Liam Conlon with the Cup.

GLENN: Pearce Campbell, Oisin Byrne, Cian Lyons (0-1), Jarlath McConaghy (1-4), Sean Hughes, Liam Conlon (0-01), Patrick Brooks (2-1), Declan O'Hare (0-2), Dara Byrne, Oisin Campbell, Andrew Fox (2-3), Gavin McParland (0-1), Nathan Rogers. Subs used: Jack Hughes (0-1), Conor Crinion, Enda Byrne, Niall Sands, Enda Sands.

DRUMGATH: Jordon Moore, Luke Redmond, Chrissy Hynds, Daniel Baile, Pearse McPolin, Sean Lennon, Oisin Toner (0-1), Oisin Harte, Michael McAvoy, Shea McConville, Shea Byrne (0-5), Jamie Fitzpatrick (0-2) , Ryan Byrne (0-2). Subs used: Tiernan Devlin, Miceal McCaul.

Referee: Declan Ryan (Warrenpoint).


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