Annacurra make winning start
Annacurra 1-11 St. Patrick’s 0-8
ANNACURRA, WHO won the intermediate championship title in 2010, got the new season off on a winning note at the weekend when the defeated St. Patrick's in division 2 of the football leagues on Friday night.
A goal by corner forward Ian McDonald just before half time eased the home team into a 1-5 to 0-4 lead at the break and they appeared to ease back on the throttle in the second half.
Still St. Patrick's made it a competitive enough encounter with their scores coming from John Carton 0-4 from frees, Sean Duffy (0-2), Mark Conway (0-1) and Sean Duffy (0-1).
Annacurra were served best by Paul McDonald at full-back, Martin O'Brien who scored three points from the wing-back position and John Thompson at midfield.
Annacurra: Stephen Doyle, Patrick O'Neill, Paul McDonald, Liam Moules, Martin O'Brien, Alan Byrne, Colm Maher, John Thompson, Mick O'Brien (0-1), Peter Clancy, Patrick Moules, Martin O'Brien (0-3), Clive Horan (0-3), Shane O'Keeffe (0-2), Ian McDonald (1-2). Subs: Jack O'Sullivan and Niall Henry.
St. Patrick's: Simon Alexander, Tom Dunne, Lorcan Smullen, Shane Doyle, Wayne Doyle, Wayne Farrell, Shane O'Dwyer, Joe Quinn, Sean Tobin, Sean Duffy, Mark Conway, Dave Condron, John Carton, Eamonn Woulfe, Trevor Jameson. Subs: Paul O'Sullivan for Wayne Doyle.