MONALEEN and Dromcollogher-Broadford recorded precious wins in very different fashions in the county senior football championship on Saturday night to boost their hopes of advancing to the knock-out stages.
Monaleen picked up their second win of the campaign, thanks a hard-earned 0-10 to 0-9 success over city rivals St Patrick’s at Claughaun.
Dromcollogher-Broadford had it much easier in dismissing Pallasgreen’s challenge by 18 points on a 3-19 to 1-7 scoreline in Bruff.
Monaleen trailed their neighbours 0-5 to 0-4 at the end of a keenly-contested opening half. And St Patrick’s looked set to record a crucial win when leading by two points, 0-9 to 0-7 heading into added time. Eoin Hanrahan had grabbed five of St Patrick’s points, three frees, from John Mullane chipped in with three, two from frees.
Ger Collins reduced St Pat’s lead to a single point when kicking his second score of the game in the first minute of added time. Two late points from substitute Simon Griffen and Brian O’Donovan helped Monaleen grab a dramatic late win.
Dromcollogher-Broadford laid the foundation for their impressive win over Pallasgreen in the opening half after which they led 2-10 to 0-5. Seanie Buckley and Killian Phair bagged the winners goals in the first half, while Phair added his side’s third goal eight minutes into the second half. The win took Dromcollogher-Broadford onto six points in the group.
Ballylanders also moved on to six points in Group 1 on Sunday evening after recording a resounding 7-18 to 0-7 win over Rathkeale in Kilmallock.