Excellent win for Drumragh reserves

Drumragh reserves beat Augher on Friday evening


Drumragh reserves kept up their winning ways with an excellent victory over Augher last Friday.

Drumragh got off to a poor start and quickly found themselves 0-6 to 0-0 down after only five minutes.

But Matthew Kerlin got Drumragh up-and-running with a free after Oisin McCullagh had been fouled in the 10th minute.

Augher responded with a point but Drumragh then enjoyed a purple patch. Paddy Roche did well to win a ball along the endline and sent it over the bar from a tight angle, Kevin Marron added a point, Kevin and Paul Maguire set up Paddy Roche while Barry Kirwan kicked a fantastic score after James Campbell had won the ball back in the Drumragh defence.

The home side scored a goal and a point in quick succession but Ben Monk answered back for Drumragh with a goal. He took the ball past the Augher goalkeeper and finished soccer-style to the back of the net.

Kevin Marron set up Oisin McCullagh and Paul Maguire for points closing in on the break leaving Augher with a two-point lead at half-time.

Paddy Roche, Drumragh’s captain, with the Augher captain and referee before the start of the game

Drumragh got off to a flyer in the second half. Matthew Kerlin kicked a free after he was fouled before Conor Kelly brought the teams level.

A free from Martin Taggart gave Drumragh its first lead of the game and Matthew Kerlin increased that lead with a good score from play.

The sides exchanged points – Matthew Kerlin (2) and Kevin Marron on target for Drumragh – but Augher were soon level with their second goal of the game.

However, the Drumragh response was good with Ben Monk scoring his second goal of the game with a great finish. Brendan McGrath, Mark Carroll and Barry Fitzgerald all stopped Augher from scoring in the aftermath of Ben’s goal.

And that allowed Drumragh to go up the field with a fine team move involving Ryan McGuigan, Garbhan McKenna and Martin Taggart ending with a Johnny Browne point.

That gave Drumragh a four-point lead. Augher needed a goal and almost got one only to be denied by Drumragh goalkeeper Charlie Colton. And with that the referee blew the full-time whistle to confirm a great Drumragh win.

SCORERS: Ben Monk 2-0, Matthew Kerlin 0-5, Kevin Marron 0-2, Paddy Roche 0-2, Martin Taggart 0-1, Johnny Browne 0-1, Paul Maguire 0-1, Barry Kirwan 0-1, Oisin McCullagh 0-1, Conor Kelly 0-1

TEAM: Charlie Colton, James Campbell, Mark Carroll, Barry Kirwan, Garbhan McKenna, Brendan McGrath, Conor Kelly, Matthew Kerlin, Ryan McGuigan, Barry Fitzgerald, Kevin Marron, Ben Monk, Paul Maguire, Paddy Roche, Oisin McCullagh
SUBS: Johnny Browne, Ciaran Donaghey, Fergal McCarney, Martin Taggart,