An Tochar bat­tle hard for victory over Donard-Glen

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to the re­pair shop as they in­tro­duced Lau­rence Daly for Thomas Dwyer.

It was twenty three min­utes be­fore Donard-Glen opened their ac­count – a point by their top scorer and wing-for­ward Brian Len­non.

That set­tled them and they fin­ished the half strongly to nar­row the gap to 0-4 to 0-6 with a fine brace by sub­sti­tute Larry Daly and an­other from Len­non.

David Cooke re­placed Donal McGilly­cuddy on the Round­wood team, Liam Twoomey took over from Michael Daly on the DonardGlen side.

Ray Halloran and Luke Fer­gu­son ex­changed points be­fore Brian Len­non put back-to-back scores to level the match at 0-7 each.

But when the chips were down, it was Luke Fer­gu­son who ran the show for An Tochar. He scored three points on the trot to re­store his team’s ad­van­tage, while Ray Halloran blazed wide at the other end.

Donard-Glen, who were also bat­tling for their first cham­pi­onship win this sea­son, were not go­ing to give up eas­ily. Colm Os­bourne typ­i­fied their fight­ing spirit as he swung over two points as the game en­tered the last ten min­utes to cut the mar­gin to a min­i­mum 0-10 to 0-9.

How­ever, An Tochar were not in the mood to sur­ren­der their lead for a sec­ond time in the match. Sub­sti­tute David Cooke gave them more breath­ing space with a quick-fire point and with five min­utes to go Enda Ka­vanagh nailed down the win for An Tochar – a win both teams craved – with his only score of the match.

No doubt Paul Brady and the Round­wood men breathed a sigh of re­lief at the fi­nal whis­tle and hope this form car­ries over to the Keat­ing Cup.

An Tochar's Clive Davis tries to shake off Donard the Glen's Brian Len­non of DonardGlen.

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