St Ni­cholas show no mercy to Clan na Gael

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ST NI­CHOLAS CLAN NA GAEL 10-21 1-2

high be­tween the posts, into the flood­lit sky.

To­mas Lawlor set up Niall Fla­herty to ri­fle home a sec­ond goal for the home side, mat­ters would only get worse for the visi­tors, as Nic’s showed no sign of tak­ing the foot off the gas.

Brian Nolan goaled be­fore Mossy pointed, to put the re­sult be­yond doubt with only twenty min­utes on the clock.

Clan na Gael fi­nally broke up the field after good work by Sean Clarke who set up Ethan O Ma­hony, to fire home a goal for the visi­tors a minute later.

It was im­me­di­ately can­celled out, by a brace of goals from Tom Lawlor, who was on fire.

A bril­liant left-footed point by Paddy Kelly, was fol­lowed by an­other ma­jor by Niall Fla­herty. Nic’s closed out the half, tag­ging on three more points, as the half time whis­tle sounded with the score read­ing 6-12 to 1-00.

St Ni­cholas com­pletely dom­i­nated pro­ceed­ings for the next half hour on the score­board.

Shane Fig­gis fired over the open­ing point be­fore Daire Wright, net­ted Nic’s sixth ma­jor in the next at­tack.

Sam O’Cal­laghan got Gael’s first point of the game in the 40th minute. Mart Caplis was in top form,tag­ging on a brace of points after great work by Mark Reid and MJ Mo­ran.

Fi­nally a Donard man, James Eager broke through three tack­les and ri­fled over a sweet point, the only Donard man, on just for the sec­ond half.

The N11 side bat­tled valiantly, but Nic’s ap­plied more gas to the pedal.

It was all about Mossy Lawlor for the rest of the game, as the young man was un­stop­pable rais­ing, an­other three green flags.

Jamie Nally knocked over a fine point for the Gaels. The home side drove on and closed out the game with fur­ther score from Paddy Kelly and Marty Caplis.

On this form, St Nic’s looked a for­mi­da­ble force, no doubt they will come up against big­ger ob­sta­cles in the next cou­ple of rounds, while Clan na Gael will have to re­group for the next stage.

St Ni­cholas: Tom Lawlor 5-05, Niall Fla­herty 3-05, Daire Wright 1-02, Marty Caplis 0-4, Shane O Rourke 1-0, Pat Kelly 0-2,Brian Nolan 0-1, Shane Fig­gis 0-1, James Eager 0-1.

Clan na Gael : Ethan O Ma­hony 1-00, Jake Nally 0-1,Sam O Cal­laghan 0-1.

Scor­ers - ST NI­CHOLAS:

Tom McQuirk; Jason Hunt­ley, Mark O Sul­li­van, Mj Mo­ran; Stephen Doyle, Dar­ragh Dil­lon, Mark Reid; Pat Kelly, Shane Fig­gis; Niall Fa­herty, Marty Caplis, Brian Nolan; Tom Lawlor, Daire Wright, Shane O’Rourke. Subs: James Eager, Pat Healy.

CLAN NA GAEL:

Jor­dan Con­roy; Pat O’Toole, Ai­dan Ka­vanagh, Conal Gal­lagher; Adam McDon­ald, Steven Flynn, Sean Clarke; Troy Scully, Stephen Cahill; Sam Brolly, Sam O’Cal­laghan, James Ka­vanagh; Ethan O’Ma­hony, Jamie Nally, Os­car Smith. Sub: Conor Power.

REF­EREE:

Stephen Fagan (Balt­in­glass).

Clan Na Gael, who lost out to St Ni­cholas.

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