Classy Clans prove too hot for Geraldines

Mid Louth Independent - - SPORT -

CLAN na Gael reg­is­tered their first win of the Di­vi­sion 1 sea­son when they edged a tight con­test against the Geraldines at Hag­gard­stown.

The home side turned in a much im­proved dis­play from their open­ing round de­feat to New­town Blues but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Clans came out on top with the help of a sec­ond half goal from Con­all McKeever.

The Dun­dalk men were boosted by the per­for­mance that saw them grab a share of the spoils against St Pa­tricks the pre­vi­ous week and that con­fi­dence was ev­i­dent in the early stages.

Goals from McKeever and Ja­son Cullen in the open­ing quar­ter had the vis­i­tors in a strong po­si­tion but the Geraldines re­sponded in im­pres­sive fash­ion and a goal from Paddy Hoey and points from Conor Raf­ferty helped them cut the gap to just 2-5 to 1-7 at the break.

The game re­mained in the bal­ance through­out the sec­ond half and both teams had chances to get on top. How­ever, it was the Clans who proved to be that lit­tle bit stronger and McKeever’s sec­ond goal along with points from Mark McGe­own, JJ Quigley and Rob­bie Cur­ran saw them claim a three-point vic­tory. The Geraldines cause wasn’t helped by the dis­missal of Conor Raf­ferty in the sec­ond half.

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