St Mary's continue their winning ways

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St. Farnan's 1-5, St. Mary's  4-17

Joint League leaders St Mary’s carried on their winning ways with a string victory over St Farnan’s in the clash of the Saints at St Farnan’s Community Park on Friday last.

The Sligo town side were in the ascendancy from early on, despite playing against a stiff breeze in the opening half.

Fionn Hehir got the opening score for the visitors opening point for St. Mary's but Conor Gordon and Kevin Mc Gee scored two unanswered points to give St. Farnan's an early lead.

This was short lived as the St. Mary's attack opened up to blitz the home side in a devastating ten n-minute spell.

It started with a goal from Stephen Coen, which was followed by points from Fintan Campbell, Emlyn Mulligan and Coen. 

A St Mary’s goal from Nathan Rooney who gave Simon Mullarkey in the St Farnan’s goal with no chance after good work by Niall Feehily was quickly followed by a third from the lively Fintan Campbell to leave the score at 3-4 to 0-2 after 15 minutes.

To the homes side’s credit they held got back into the game over the second quarter holding their visitors to just two further points and adding the final score of the half , a pointed free by Stephen Mulligan to leave the score at the break at 3-6 to 0-3 in favour of St Mary’s.

The St Mary’s dominance continued on the resumption, with full forward Nathan Rooney providing the four of the first five scores, two point from play, a free and then a goal after he capitalised on a defensive error.

Although their opponents were out of sight and playing with the breeze, St Farnan’s kept plugging away and got some reward when James Golden hit the net after an interception by Shane Molloy and good work by Mattie Lang.

Coen and Rooney quickly hit back with a point each to put their side 4-12 to 1-3 ahead going into the last quarter.

Over that last quarter, Stephen Mulligan pointed twice for St Farnan’s, one each from a free and from play, while St Marys added five further points, all from subs – four for Connor Flynn and one from Cian Breheny.

St. Farnan's: Simon Mullarkey; Niall Hallinan, Shane Molloy, Ronan Molloy; David Hallinan, Ciarán O'Connor, Mark Devaney; Kevin Mc Gee (0-1), Trevor Kilgannon; Mattie Lang, Fionn Connolly, Thomas Cawley; Conor Gordon (0-1), James Golden (1-0), Stephen Mulligan (0-2(2f).

Subs used: Shane O'Brien,  John Quinn, Gavin Calpin. 

St. Mary's: David Lynch, Zac Mahon, Ryan Feehily, Ronan O' Hehir; Liam O' Kelly Lynch,  Johnny Martyn,  Fionn O' Hehir(0-1); Niall Feehily,  Sean Clifford; Fintan Campbell (1-2), Emlyn Mulligan (0-1), Eamonn Flynn; Stephen Coen(1-3), Nathan Rooney (2-5(1f), Johnny Lynch.

Subs used: Cian Breheny(0-1), Conor Flynn (0-4), Paul Moore. 

Referee: Michael Conway