Drumragh U14 boys continued their recent good form with an impressive win over Donaghmore at Clanabogan Park on Saturday morning.
Ollie Hagan put Drumragh in front with a goal in the first minute, and it was a lead that Drumragh would not lose.
Conor Fyffe kicked a good score, before Donaghmore opened their account with one of their own. Conor converted a free, with the away side going straight up the field from the kick-out and forcing Drumragh goalkeeper Matthew O’Doherty into a fine save.
Strong play from Matthew Barrett and Conor Fyffe led to a nice point from Niall Burt, while Joseph Taggart was also on target.
Donaghmore always carried a threat going forward and kicked two good scores on the bounce. Matthew O’Doherty made another good save, with Padraig Gormley alert to complete the clearance from the rebound.
Niall Gormley and Shea Mullin combined to create a chance for Conor Fyffe, who made no mistake with a good finish off his left foot from distance. Drumragh then increased their lead with a Shea Mullin point after a brilliant end-to-end team move involving Oisin Walsh, Luke Hagan and Lorcan Starrs.
Donaghmore scored two points with Niall Gormley answering back for Drumragh after he gathered Luke Hagan’s pass.
Donaghmore hit a goal in first-half injury time, but Conor Fyffe’s brilliant point meant Drumragh enjoyed a three-point lead at half-time.
Drumragh made a fantastic start to the second half with Ollie Hagan, Joseph Taggart (2), Niall Gormley and Niall Burt all sending the ball over the bar. They were defending excellently too with Matthew Barrett, Tiernan O’Donnell and Ethan Montague all prominent.
Shea Mullin soon after scored his first goal of the game after good play from Conor Murray and James Gallagher. Donaghmore got in for a quick goal and point, but Shea responded for Drumragh with another goal.
Joseph Taggart hit a nice point, as did Conor Fyffe after Sean Sloan had won the ball back high up the field. Shea Mullin then completed his hat-trick. He caught a high ball into the square and finished well past the goalkeeper.
James Gallagher came forward from half-back and sent the ball over the bar, ending off a fantastic Drumragh performance and win.
SCORERS: Shea Mullin 3-1, Conor Fyffe 0-5, Joseph Taggart 0-4, Ollie Hagan 1-1, Niall Burt 0-2, Niall Gormley 0-2, James Gallagher 0-1
TEAM: Matthew O’Doherty, Padraig Gormley, Oisin Walsh, Ethan Montague, Tiernan O’Donnell, Matthew Barrett, James Gallagher, Conor Fyffe, Shea Mullin, Niall Burt, Joseph Taggart, Luke Hagan, Lorcan Starrs, Niall Gormley, Ollie Hagan
SUBS: Conor Murray, Eamon Barrett, Sean Sloan, Che Corry, Lorcan McDevitt, Cahir Keyes, Kayal McCafferty, Christopher Forde, Ruairi Doherty, Senan McManus, Peter McGuigan, Mark Walsh, Eoin Boyle, Matt Gallagher