May 21st, 2019

Killybegs 1-13 Four Masters 0-12

Facing into a stiff breeze Four Masters made the brighter start and went three points up through a Thomas McGowan 45 and two frees – one from Conor McDaid, the other from McGowan.

Killybegs started to make inroads into Masters territory and after a quick passing move Jack McSharry found himself through on goal but his shot was straight at keeper Thomas McCann. After nine minutes Killybegs got on the board with a free from Ryan Cunningham. He followed this up with a point from play and another free in the 17th minute before Michael Gallagher gave Killybegs the lead with a point from play. Cunningham had another point from play before points from David Quinn and McDaid (free) put Masters level again.

An excellent long-range point from Seamus Og Byrne put Killybegs ahead again before they had a let off when a shot from Patrick Reid rebounded off the post with goalkeeper Kevin Martin beaten. A free from Cunningham wrapped up the half leaving the Fishermen with a two-point lead.

The second half again started brightly for the Masters with McGowan slotting over in the first minute. Byrne restored Killybegs 2 point advantage with another long-range point. Quinn brought the arrears back to the minimum before two points from Cunningham frees moved the lead out to three.

Quinn and McGowan (free) brought the gap back to one and Masters looked to be in the ascendancy before disaster struck. A turnover in midfield was fed through to Shaun Gorrell in space. His shot drifted left before catching the upright and when it rebounded into play Paul Cunningham was first to react turning it into the net off the post. A point from Michael Statham pushed the lead out to five before McDaid pointed from a free.

A Cunningham free and a Gallagher point from play pushed the lead to six. A free from McGowan and a point from play from McDaid was too little, too late for Masters.

Killybegs – Kevin Martin – Jack Behan, Cillian Gildea, Niall Campbell – Seamus Og Byrne (0-2), Jack McSharry, Ryan Carr – Evan Broderick, Michael Statham (0-1) – John Ban Gallagher, Michael Gallagher (0-2), Shaun Gorrell – Ryan Cunningham (0-8, 0-6f), Paul Cunningham (1-0), Brendan McGuire. Subs: David McGuinness for Campbell (52), Christy Cunningham for McGuire (58).

Four Masters – Thomas McCann – Bryan Fegan, Kevin Breslin, Dylan Kennedy – Cathal Canavan, Aaron McCrea, Caolan Loughney – Kevin McBrearty, Oisin Reid – Conor McMonagle, David Quinn (0-3), Thomas McGowan (0-5, 0-3f, 0-1 45) – Conor McDaid (0-4, 0-3f), Patrick Reid, Jamie Crawford. Subs: Barry Dunnion for Breslin (ht), Matthew McKenna for McMonagle (52), Aiden McHugh for Fegan (54).

Killybegs Reserves 0-12                 Four Masters Reserves 0-9

Eamonn Jordan – Sean Fegan, Enda Bonner, Colm McDonnell – Eoghan Gorrell, Eoghan Corley, Philip Myers – Jason Duignan, Stephen Graham – Ray Balogun, Matthew McKenna, Odhran Quinn – Killian Faulkner, Emmett Doogan, Joe Sheerin. Subs used: Matthew Wilson, Barry Monaghan, Pauric Harvey, Darren Walsh, Benny Cassidy

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