Eoghan Rua pro­duce late scor­ing spree

Eoghan Rua 2-11 Castler­a­han 0-11

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - GaelicGames -

Five unan­swered points in the fi­nal 11 min­utes of the game spir­ited favourites Eoghan Rua over the line in a crack­ing Ul­ster Club SFC quar­ter-fi­nal tie in Kingscourt yes­ter­day.

It was the Col­eraine side’s two first-half goals by in­spi­ra­tional team-cap­tain Colm Mc­Goldrick which did most to thwart a Castler­a­han side who lost mid­fielder David Wright to a sec­ond yel­low card in first-half in­jury time.

Mc­Goldrick’s palmed goal on 23 min­utes and a point-blank fin­ish six min­utes later left the hosts trail­ing 0-6 to 2-6 6 at the in­ter­val.

Things didn’t get much bet­ter ini­tially for the chas­ing team when coun­ty­man Fer­gal Reilly was forced to re­tire in­jured seven min­utes into the sec­ond half.

How­ever, the Col­eraine crew failed to un­leash a killer punch and when Oisín O’Con­nell’s ef­fort went over the bar off the up­right in the 52nd minute of the en­counter, Castler­a­han trailed by just just a sin­gle score, 0-11 to 2-6.

Killed tie

Em­bold­ened by the ad­van­tage of their ex­tra man and pow­ered for­ward my mid­field mae­stro Niall Holly, the Oak Leafers killed the tie by reel­ing off five unan­swered points – in­clud­ing a gem from half back Ciarán Mul­lan – to keep the script in­tact.

Colm Mc­Goldrick who scored two first-half goals for Eoghan Rua.

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