Danske Bank MacRory Cup
Abbey CBS 0-6 St Patrick’s, Maghera 2-14
ST PATRICK’S, Maghera consolidated their position at the top of Group A with a comfortable victory over Abbey CBS in Ardboe yesterday.
Abbey’s Harry Lynch and Rory Powell responded to each of Maghera’s opening scores, but the Derry boys kicked on with five of the other six points in the half to lead by 0-7 to 0-3 at half-time.
Ciarán Chambers hit five of those from frees, another from open play and Eoin Mulholland was the only other Maghera scorer before the break.
Donagh Murdock landed a free for Abbey on the re-start, but it was a very short respite. By the time James O’Hanlon raised the next flag for the Newry school, Maghera were 1-11 to 0-5 ahead.
Cillian Moore punched the goal in the 41st minute and there was a second in the 58th minute, this time a well-worked team effort that Antain Donnelly got on the end of and finished smartly to the net.
Maghera now face bottom team St Patrick’s, Armagh in their final group game, while Abbey will take on St Macartan’s, Monaghan.
Abbey CBS H Lynch 0-2 (0-1f), D Murdock (f), R Powell, D Saul & J O’Hanlon 0-1 each
St Patrick’s C Moore & A Donnelly 1-1 each; C Chambers 0-9 (0-7f), E Mulholland 0-2, S Birt 0-1
St Patrick’s, Dungannon 0-16 St Michael’s, Enniskillen 1-8
ST Patrick’s made it back-to-back wins as they proved too strong for St Michael’s at Clogher on Saturday.
The Tyrone school were always in control and a late Enniskillen goal only served to put a slightly better look on the scoreboard.
Mattie McDermott had opened the scoring for St Michael’s in the second minute but that was to prove to be the only occasion that they would have their noses in front.
Midfielder Sean Hughes scored from a free as well as from play, with Finn Spence and Liam McGeary also on target to leave the Academy 0-4 to 0-1 to the good after a dozen minutes.
Shaun McCarron and Hughes exchanged points before Dungannon defender Luke Neeson came to his side’s rescue to deflect a goalbound effort by James Corry over the bar.
Hughes fired over from long range and added a free as well, with McGeary also splitting the posts with the only response from Enniskillen coming from a McDermott placed ball to leave it 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time.
Enniskillen had the opening score in the second half as well through Conor O’Hanlon but the Academy hit back to move further in front thanks to efforts from McGeary (2) and Hughes.
Cathcart and O’Hanlon then registered to leave it 0-11 to 0-7 as for the second game running the Academy finished out in style.
Spence, Conall Sheehy (2) and Hughes all scored and while Corry did find the net for the only goal of the game it came too late.
St Patrick’s S Hughes 0-7 (0-5f); L McGeary 0-4; F Spence & C Sheehy 0-2 each; P McGeary 0-1m
St Michael’s J Corry 1-1; C O’Hanlon 0-3 (0-2f); M McDermott 0-2 (0-1f, 0-1m); S McCarron & D Cathcart 0-1 each