Moyne Community School finished strong to register a five points win over Ballymahon Secondary School in the second round of the Leinster Post Primary Schools Senior ‘B’ Football League at the Ballymahon school grounds on Thursday last.
Moyne opened the scoring in the first minute when Christopher Gordon pointed from play and then Ballymahon got their first point less than a minute later when Shane Kenny was on target.
The next score of the game came on six minutes when Ronan Corr fired over a well struck effort from play for Moyne while Shane Kenny brought it back to a draw game a minute later with another fine point from play.
Ballymahon took the lead for the first time when their chief marksman Shane Kenny landed the ball into the roof of the net while Louis Herterich got a good point from play.
But Moyne came storming back to close the gap with three fine points on the trot through Jamie King (2) and Christopher Gordon with 19 minutes gone in the game.
Shane Kenny added two further points from play for Ballymahon while Jamie King and James McGahern scored a point apiece for Moyne to leave their side trailing by the minimum of margins at the break, 1-5 to 0-7.
The first score of the second half came in the 37th minute when Christopher Gordon landed a fine effort from play and Moyne then hit the front when Jamie King slotted the ball over the bar.
Ballymahon levelled matters when Shane Kenny converted a ‘45’ but Moyne regained the upper hand with a point apiece from Arva clubmen Ryan Magarahan and Cormac McCabe. But Ballymahon battled back once again with two well struck points coming from Shane Kenny and Shane Bannon to leave the sides all square. However, Moyne finished strong with a point apiece from substitute Joe Robbitte and Cathal McCabe and in the last minute Ronan Corr was bang on target with a cracking goal to clinch the victory.
MOYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Aaron Jones; Enda Macken, Michael Corcoran, Shane Gray; Danny McGee, Nigel Kiernan, Cathal McCabe (0-1); Danny Conneely, James McGahern (0-2); Jamie King (0-4), Cormac McCabe (0-1), Paul Gallagher; Christopher Gordon (0-3), Ronan Corr (1-1), Ryan Magarahan.
Subs:- Aaron McGee, Tom McGee, Jonathan Connell, Alan Gregg, Joe Rabbitte (0-1).
BALLYMAHON SECONDARY SCHOOL: Gary Kenny; Andrew Cox, Rioch Farrell, Daniel Haskins; Leeross Gill, Niall Sheehy, Ben Maxwell; Daniel Steele, Shane Kenny (1-6); Shane Bannon (0-1), Aidan Carberry, Ryan Carberry; James Mulleady, Louis Herterich (0-1), Ronan Hughes.
Sub:- David Shannon.
Referee: Michael Farrell (Ballymahon).