⬛️🟨 St Macartan’s Monaghan 2-09
🟥⬛️🟨 Abbey CBS Newry 1-12
The Danske Bank U19 MacRory Cup started on Saturday with a lively draw in Monaghan Harps GAA when Abbey CBS came back from a half-time deficit of nine points to grab a draw with a point from Rory Powell at the start of injury-time.
Abbey also had a player red-carded early in the second half in a game dominated by the wind that had almost nine minutes of injury time at the end, during which there were chances for both teams to grab a winner.
St.Macartan’s got off to a good start with a goal from Luke McManus after ten minutes. They were able to add several good points from play, but their second goal didn’t come until the third minute of injury time when Cormac O’Hanlon blasted to the net.
With the wind behind them, Abbey began to do well early in the second half and a goal and a point from Eoin Loughran brought them right into contention. However after the red card, they struggled to get the momentum going again and were still four points adrift in the 55th minute.
Rory Powell then hit over a long free off the ground and Abbey pressed the remaining kick-outs to keep the pressure on. Loughran brought it down to a single point with two scores and Powell clinched the draw at the start of added time.
St Patrick’s Cavan and St Eunan’s Letterkenny meeting in Drumquin today to begin their campaigns.
St Macartan’s: L McManus 1-3, C O’Hanlon 1-0, T Mallon 0-2, S Arya 0-1, E Doogan-Ballantine 0-1, N Sherlock 0-1, M Finn 0-1
Abbey CBS: E Loughran 1-8, R Powell 0-2, J Crummey 0-1, C O’Hare 0-1.
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