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St Gall’s edge out Carey in Milltown thriller

St Galls 3.18  Carey Faughs 3.11
In a highly entertaining game played in Milltown the home side survived an early onslaught from a Carey side enjoying the better of the first half spoils to be somewhat flattered by the 2.6 to 1.9 half time score. A goal from Doug Mcauley after some great support play from Shay Hunter opened the scoring after six minutes and a point from James ‘Rocket’ black two minutes later had the Faughs on the front foot. Jackson McGreevy got his side up and running with a couple of pointed frees, but another long ball into the St Galls half was caught again by Doug McCauley who rattled another drive past Ciaran McGourty in the St Gall’s goal to leave the visitors 2.1 to 0.2 ahead by the fifteenth minute. With both teams trading points the home side made their presence felt when they found the Carey net on the 28th minute after a terrible mix up in the Faughs defence, further points three from the home side and one from Faughs’ Martin Hunter left the sides level at half time. (St Gall’s 1.9 Carey 2-6).

A Carey side containing six of the team that contested the 2016 minor final again got off to the perfect start with Daniel Martin finding the rigging. However an unfortunate head injury to their lynchpin James Black meant a reshuffle in the

Carey ranks, which seemed to disrupt their game plan and the city men took full advantage with Jackson McGreevy finding the Carey net with a deflected shot, which gave his team a lead which they were never to relinquish.

With Healy and Joe McDaniel and the impressive McGreevy now driving the home side on, further points left them four clear entering the last quarter, but despite being without the injured ‘Rocket’ a Martin Hunter point was followed by three brilliantly taken scores from Shay Hunter to leave the game on a knife edge. However in the 53rd minute St Gall’s hit a telling score when a Healy drive was stopped by Carey custodian Steven McGinn only for corner forward McGreevy to crack home the rebound to put his team five clear at the end.

For a Carey side who contributed to a fine game Michael McVeigh, John McBride and James McQuaige had a great hour in defence while Shay Hunter, Doug McCauley and James

Black were always a handful for the St Galls defence.

Ports take the points but Carey made them work all the way

Carey Faughs 3-16 Portaferry 4-21
Despite fielding without seven regulars, five on the treatment table and two on holidays, the Faughs gave the high flying Co Down outfit a tough hour in a thoroughly entertaining game in St Patrick’s Park Ballyvoy.

Antrim Division Two - Tir na nOg v Faughs

After their narrow defeat to Armoy last week, the Faughs bounced back to claim a comfortable victory against a very fit Tir na nOg outfit at the Whitehill. With seven minutes on the clock the visitors were four ahead through points from Fiachra McVeigh and James Black with three. A Sean Duffin 65 opened the scoring for the home side, but despite squandering a number of good chances Carey extended their lead with further points from John McBride and James Black. The home side had a great opportunity to get back into the game in the 22nd minute, but a Duffin penalty was brilliantly saved by the diving Steven McGinn in the carey goal. A resolute Carey defence in which Eoin Hill and James McCouaig were outstanding, and dealt with anything that was asked of them. Further points from Doug, Shay Hunter and James Black gave us a commanding 0-12 to 0-4 halftime lead.
In the second half, with the aid of the breeze the Randalstown men pulled back a couple of points, through Sheerin and Shane donnelly, but the impressive Fiachra McVeigh pointed for the faughs and helped himself to an opportunist goal to leave the Faughs nine ahead with 15 minutes to go. With Carey still being unable to turn possession into scores the home sides reduced the arrears to five before a lengthy delay as Sean McBride was stretchered off with a serious knee injury. With time running out Sean McLaughlin had the final score of the evening to give the Faughs two well earned points in Division two, which must be the most competitive league in Antrim.

Antrim Division Two - Faughs v Oisins

Carey took full points in this exciting local derby match in St Patrick's park. A goal on the 19th minute by Cathal McAuley levelled the scores, as the visitors had the better of the earlier scoring exchanges. James Black with two points and one apiece from Fiachra McVeigh and Patrick Butler, who also had an outstanding game in midfield, were there the other scorers for the Faughs. Holding a one point advantage approaching halftime the home side allowed Dan McKillop in to find the Carey net and send them in at half time with a 1-7 to 1-5 lead. This lead was to increase after the restart when a long range effort was deflected past the helpless Stephen McGinn in the Carey goal. However with Black and Butler holding sway at midfield the Faughs were now getting control of proceedings and when Chris Butler rattled the ball past Sean McToal the sides were level. This was followed by a further point from James black and in the forty fourth minute Martin Hunter found the Oisins net again. Conor McAlister replied with a couple of points, but Carey were able to hold on and an additional point from a James Black free on the fifty sixth minute ended the scoring in a highly entertaining game. The Faughs half back line of Sean McLaughlin James McCouaig and Peadar McVeigh, had a great hour, as did midfielders Patrick Butler and James Black. The Carey management would have been impressed with the battling qualities shown by the entire squad over the past couple of games, next up is Armoy on Wednesday 7.30 in Carey.