Drumcliffe/Rosses Point into relegation final with Curry
DRUMCLIFFE/ROSSES POINT ST MOLAISE GAELS 1-12 2-14
with Paul Logan supplying six first half points.
Jamie Gillen chipped in with an impressive 1-2, and the lead could have (and perhaps should have) been greater.
On 24 minutes, leading by seven points, Molaise keeper Diarmuid Feeney pulled off a fine save to deny Kevin Davey a certain goal. That stop would prove key as Grange finished the half well, scoring a Johnny Kellly goal to reduce the margin to six points by the interval.
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point coped reasonably well against the wind in the third quarter, and with fifteen minutes to go, the lead was still six points but as mistakes started to creep in, Molaise started to make headway.
Keelan Watters goal after a fine initial save by Ronan McCormack brought them right back into it - and as Drumcliffe/Rosses Point lost their way, Molaise, through Daragh Fallon and Alan McLoughlin started to find their scoring range.
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point’s frustration was compounded in the closing stages when Cian Lally received a straight red card, and Seán Power collected a second yellow.
Molaise outscored their North Sligo neighbours by 1-11 to 0-3 in the second half which tells its own story.
The result means Drumcliffe/Rosses Point now face a championship relegation final against Curry.
The loser will make the drop to intermediate championship football next year.
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