Two From Two In The Cup

St.Michaels 1-10 Drumbaragh 0-14

A win to warm up The Drums contingent on a cold night in Carlanstown as the visitors made it two from two in the Corn Na Bóinne.

Ahead of the game, both sides observed an impeccable minute’s silence for the late Natalie Bennett. Once play got underway and it was the home side that started the brighter, registering the first two points of the night. Jimmy Corcoran soon had Drumbaragh on the board with a point, and from that the Drums kicked on. Further points followed from Conor Lynch, Darragh McNamara, and Colin Forde.

Davy Cahill shuffled his pack from the opening round win over Longwood. On his second competitive outing for the club, Shea McManus impressed in midfield. At full forward, Liam Ward kept the scoreboard ticking with 3 points in quick succession, closely followed by a second for Lynch to leave it 0-08 to 0-04 to the men in green at the break.

The second half was a tighter affair, The Michaels fought their way back into the contest. A goal in the 41st had it back to a one-point game. Three points on the trot from Colm Carry, Ward and Lynch regained The Drums four-point cushion with 45 minutes on the clock.
However, the home side kicked four points in the final quarter to draw level, with two minutes of normal time remaining. Jake Balfe and the Drumbaragh defence stood firm and built from the back, setting up Jimmy Corcoran to split the posts with the last kick of the game.

Well done to all involved on the night. It all goes down to our Round 3 tie with Moynalvey to see who progresses into the knockout stage.

Drumbaragh Scorers:

L.Ward 0-05, C.Lynch 0-03, J.Corcoran 0-02, C Forde 0-01, C.Carry 0-01, D.McNamara 0-01, K.Dardis 0-01.

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