Castle­bar pull away af­ter Mo­hill challenge

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Gaelic Games -

A late surge from Mayo cham­pi­ons Castle­bar Mitchels, which saw them score seven unan­swered points, fi­nally saw off the stub­born challenge of Mo­hill in this Con­nacht SFC quar­ter-fi­nal at MacHale Park, Castle­bar on Satur­day.

The sides were tied at 0-9 apiece and the three-in-a-row con­quer­ing Mitchels look­ing a lit­tle un­easy, but led by Ger McDon­agh, who kicked the lead point, and man of the match, Neil Dou­glas, who picked off three points, it was Castle­bar who fi­nally eased into a semi-fi­nal meet­ing with Sligo cham­pi­ons Tourlestrane at the same venue next Sun­day.

Castle­bar led by 0-7 to 0-5 at half-time but Mo­hill came from be­ing two down to go 0-5 to 0-4 ahead, the lead point scored by Keith Kee­gan who might well have had a goal.

Mitchels ex­tended that lead to four with Barry Mo­ran and Danny Kirby on tar­get but Mo­hill hit the next four plaints, Keith Beirne, Oisín Mad­den, Ro­nan, Kennedy and Beirne again squar­ing the tie with15 min­utes re­main­ing.


Castle­bar’s Ger McDon­agh

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