Barr proves too high for Tullyallen men

Mid Louth Independent - - SPORT -

NAOMH FIONNBARRA recorded a good win at Bal­ly­gas­san on Sun­day as they came from be­hind at the break to de­feat Glen Emmets.

Glen Emmets with the wind at their backs made the bet­ter start in the first half scor­ing two be­fore the Barrs re­sponded with a Wil­liam Woods free. An­other Emmets point was can­celled out by a Wil­liam Woods score from play but the vis­i­tors re­ceived a boost when a long ball was de­flected to the net by Conor Grimes off Dar­ren McCon­non.

The Tullyallen men tacked on two more points be­fore half time but once again Woods knocked over a point from a placed ball to re­duce the deficit to 1-5 to 0-3 at the break.

The Fin­barrs upped the tempo at the start of the sec­ond half and cre­ated a goal chance that was palmed to the net by Jack But­terly. Fur­ther points fol­lowed from Woods (2) and a point from play by Eoghan Osborne giv­ing the Togher men the lead for the first time in the game.

The Fin­barrs then had an­other pur­ple patch as a long ball into the Tullyallen square was well fielded by Woods who in one move­ment turned and buried the ball into the bot­tom cor­ner of the net. Woods was in the thick of it again shortly af­ter­wards as he fielded an­other long ball but was fouled in the square. Bernard Osborne tucked away the penalty and a Hugh Osborne point gave the Barrs a seven point lead.

The Emmets to their credit re­sponded with a goal from Stephen Healy af­ter a shot bounced awk­wardly in front of the Barrs keeper Andy Mc­Cann. How­ever, it was too late to save the game and the Barrs held out for an im­por­tant win.

Dar­ragh McCon­non, Ardee St. Mary’s man­ages to pass un­der pres­sure from James Ste­wart. Pic­ture: Ken Fine­gan

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