GAA | Paddy Sheelan Cup quarter-final Round-Up

Pat’s and Brides advance as Clans and O’Mahony’s go out

St Patrick’s 0–14 Clan na Gael 0–6

Just days after suggesting that St Patrick’s will be there or thereabouts in the hunt for this year’s Joe Ward, Paddy Keenan played a major part in helping the Lordship side into the semi-finals of the Paddy Sheelan Cup.

The teams went in level at 0–4 apiece at the break with Billy Smith, JJ Quigley, Mark McGeown and Robbie Curran all on target for the Castletown side.

However, Keenan, as well as the ultra experienced Evan White, did most of the damage for Pat’s, who took a grip of the game with three scores in as many minutes at the start of the second half.

The 2010 All-Star ended up with eight of his side’s 14 points on the day, leaving the Clans to wonder what might have been had a couple of goal opportunities in the first half went their way.

ST PATRICK’S: Rory Duffy; Daniel Rice, Dessie Finnegan, Darren O’Hanlon; Kevin White, Kevin Toner, Ross Murphy; Thomas McCann, Paddy Keenan (0–9, 4f); Cathal Grogan, Eoghan Lafferty (0–1), Aidan McCann; Jason Woods, Evan White (0–2), Conor Grogan (0–1). Subs: Patrick Kirk for C Grogan (0–1), Alan O’Connor for J Woods.

CLAN NA GAEL: Seán Smith; Ryan Hoey, Paul Crewe, Donal Boyle; Adrian McGlynn, Micheal McDonnell, Craig Long; Robbie Curran (0–1), Conor Noonan; Stephen Coleman, JJ Quigley (0–1), Kevin Carroll; Mark McGeown (0–2), Ray McCabe, Billy Smith (0–2). Sub: Paul Martin.

Sean O’Mahony’s 0–9 St Brides 0–11

Sean O’Mahony’s made their exit from the Paddy Sheelan Cup at the weekend, going down by two points to St Brides as David Reilly’s men maintained their 100% record in this year’s competition by beating the county champions for a second time.

The lads from the Quay seemed lacklustre in the first half with Ben McLaughlin’s point from play their only answer to six points from the Knockbridge side.

After conceding two more points in the early stages of the second half, Conor Finnegan floated the ball between the posts for a superb score and that was quickly followed by two great scores by the McLaughlin’s, Keith and Ben.

The brothers kicked two more good scores from open play in reply to a Brides point before Conor Finnegan also kicked two more from the ground to bring it to a one-point game.

The Brides edged two in front again before Ben McLaughlin cut the deficit to the minimum with a fine point on the turn, this time with the left peg.
The game was up for grabs at this stage but it was the Brides who added the last score of the game to book their place in the semi-finals.

SEAN O’MAHONY’S: Sean Quigley; Eoin Farrell, Ronan Byrne, Michael Clarke; Keith McLaughlin (0–2), John O’Brien, Sean Murphy; Conor Martin, Shane Brennan; Conor Finnegan (0–3, 2f), Ben McLaughlin (0–4), Sean Matthews; Colin Finan, Paddy Byrne, Johnny Connolly. Subs: Kyle Carroll, Liam McKenny, Kevin Quinn, Pauric McConville.

ST BRIDES: Frank Noonan; Ronan Bailey, Cillian Kirk, Pádraic Mackin; Michael Keane, Andrew Smyth, Johnny Culleton; James Costelloe, Mark Hoey (0–2); Sean Brennan (0–1), Kevin Hearty (0–1), Sean Marry (0–1); Ross Kehoe (0–1), Conall Devin (0–4), Aaron Devin (0–1). Subs: Cathal McKenna for A Smyth, Aaron Hoey for F Noonan, Stephen Kettle for J Culleton.

Mattock Rangers 1–10 Ardee St Mary’s 0–9

Elsewhere, in Ardee, Mattock Rangers ran out 1–10 to 0–9 winners against St Mary’s.

David Reid’s sharpshooting helped the Coolon side to victory, the former Louth man hitting 0–6.

The Mary’s kept in touch through the likes of Darren Clarke and substitute Paudy Clarke but Brian Corcoran’s goal sealed Mattock’s path to the last four.

MATTOCK RANGERS: Mark Lenehan; Jack Dunne, Ciaran Calvey, Alan Carraher; Brendan Leacy, Sean Gilsenan, Michael McKeown; Daniel Bannon, Brian Corcoran (1–0); Cathal Clarke, David Reid (0–6, 1f), Ryan Leneghan (0–1); Daire Englishby, Aaron O’Brien (0–2), Jason McKeown. Subs: JP Watters for J McKeown, HT.

ST MARY’S: Peter Duffy; David Carroll, Karl Faulkner, Barry McCoy; Conor Keenan, Niall Carroll, Wayne Matthews; Eimhin Keenan, Robert Leavy (0–1); Brendan Matthews, Darren Clarke (0–2), Mark Fay; Alan Kirk (0–1), Dáire McConnon (0–2), Kian Moran (0–1), Subs: Paudy Clarke (0–2).
REFEREE: Paul Finnegan Sr.

Newtown Blues 0–18 Naomh Mairtin 2–15

In Drogheda, Naomh Mairtin put the first-half dismissal of Stephen Campbell and Brian Berrill behind them to run out one-point winners over Newtown Blues.

Conor Whelan with 0–5 and Brian Berrill led the way for the Monasterboice men on the scoresheet.
NAOMH MAIRTIN: Jamie Mulholland; Eoin Wright, Thomas Sullivan, Jack McCarville; Paul Berrill (0–1), Benny Reilly, John Clutterbuck (0–1); Val Leddy, Mick Fanning; Conor Healy (1–1), JP Rooney (0–2), Stephen Campbell (0–1); Conor Whelan (0–5, 3f); Brian Berrill (1–3, 2F); Paddy Usher. Subs: Gavin Mooney for M Fanning; Mark McCullough (0–1) for P Usher; Eamon McQuillan for C Healy.

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