Ulster club IFC: Magheracloone too strong for Down champions

November 18, 2019

Magheracloone's James Ward in action against Scotstown.

Magheracloone (Monaghan) 0-13

Glenn (Down) 0-7

Magheracloone staged a very commanding performance to book their place in the final of the Ulster intermediate club championship at the expense of Down champions Glenn in a game that the Mitchells controlled from start to finish and were not at all flattered by their six points winning margin.

Magheracloone had winning performances in both defence and attack, the defence holding the Down champions scoreless for twenty one minutes with Pete Ward playing a captain’s role as he completely obliterated Glenn danger man Jack McCartan, with his positional sense, timing and concentration, while in attack. Michael Metzger was literally on fire, particularly in the first half as he swung over a series of excellent points, some from difficult angles to always keep the Down men under the cosh.

Magheracloone - David Kirk, Michael Jones, Pete Ward, Paul McArdle, Conor McKeown, James Ward, Killian Rudden 0-1, Jamie Kieran, Gavin Doogan, Barry Kieran, Allan Kieran 0-1, Padraig McMahon, Alan McCahey 0-1, Michael Metzger 0-7, Tommy Freeman 0-2 (1f). Subs: Ryan Farrelly 0-1 for A McCahey (24), Jack Doogan for C McKeown (41), Liam Og Murray for P McMahon (52), Niall Marron for J Kiweran (58).

Glenn - John O’Hare, Gavin McParland, Declan Murtagh, David Convery, Jarlath McConaghy, Aaron Kennedy, Dylan Bagnall, Michael Turley 0-1, Cian Lyons 0-1, Cormac Clarke, Patrick Brooks 0-2 (1f), Dylan Bagnall, Jack McCartan 0-2, Tiarnan O’Brien, Joe Sands 0-1 (f), Gerard Bagnall. Subs: Matty Bagnall for G Bagnall (34), Declan O’Hare for J McConaghy (39), Nathan Rogers for M Bagnall (41), Steven Clarke for C Lyons (46), Dara Millar for J Sands (53), Tiarnan Byrne for D Convery (57).

Referee: Dan Mullan (Derry). 

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