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Published on February 28th, 2013 | by admin


Dunloy take first win of the year

Dunloy 2-16 Glenariffe 0-8

Dunloy got their 2013 season off to a winning start with a 14 point win over Glenariffe. Missing several regulars Dunloy fielded a strong side and corner forward Joe Smyth had an excellent game scoring 2-4 all from play and setting up several other scores.

Randal McDonnell sent over a 65yd free inside the 1st minute. Nigel Elliott then took possession on the 40 and his pass found its way to Joe Smyth who netted for Dunloy.

Joe again was in the thick of the action and he won a free which was converted by Sean Dowds. Further Dunloy points from Sean Dowds, Chrissy Brogan and Nigel Elliott opened up a 6 point gap but Glenariffe hit back with a Kevin McDonnell free. A great save by Nicky McKeague denied Glenariffe a goal and from the resulting 65 Randal McDonnell pointed.

Sean Dowds in the 15th picked off a point but again Joe Smyth was on hand to fire over and playing down the hill Chrissy Brogan got free and passed to Tiernan Elliott who picked off an acute angle point.

With half time fast approaching Dunloy struck with a further 0-2 from the sticks of Chris Brogan and Sean Dowds but by half time Glenariffe were to find themselves a man down and 0-7 adrift.
The second half was barely a minute old when Dunloy had the ball over the bar from Sean Dowds and with their defence well led by James McKeague, Kevin Martin and Oran Quinn Dunloy were well on top.

Dunloy now used their extra man to great effect and with long raking clearances from their half back line landing deep Joe Smyth did the simple thing and picked off back to back points.
Randal McDonnell pulled back a point for Glenariffe but direct from the poc out the ball was won by Colm Cunning and he in turn picked out Chris Brogan. Making the run he opened the space and passed to Joe Smyth and the “postie” made no mistake as he fired home his second goal of the afternoon.

Miceal Murphy again sent the ball into his forwards and with late points coming from Joe Smyth after a great save from Seanin McToal.

Tiernan Elliott, Chris Brogan and Nigel Elliott brought proceedings to close and Dunloy had won a tricky encounter on a final scoreline of 2-16 to 0-8.

Dunloy scores Joe Smyth 2-4, Sean Dowds 0-5, Chris Brogan 0-3, Nigel Elliott 0-2, Tiernan Elliott 0-2.


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