Danny Ryan on the ball for Ballymahon ahead of Ardagh Moydow opponent Cian Finnan. Action from the IFC first round game at Moran Park Photo: Syl Healy
A brilliant first half display from last year’s beaten finalists Ballymahon was enough to overcome a disappointing Ardagh Moydow side in the Intermediate Football Championship Group Stage first round clash at Michael Moran Park on Friday evening last.
Ballymahon . . . 3-10 Ardagh Moydow . . . 2-7
It was all over as a contest at the break with Alan Hudson’s slick side in a commanding 2-9 to 0-3 lead.
BALLYMAHON: Eddie Noonan; Darragh Finlass, Ros Claffey, James Kenny; Kevin Diffley, Harvey Townsend, Mark McCormack; Shane Bawle, John Nevin; Thomas Mulvihill (0-1), Kyle Fitzmaurice (1-4, 2 frees), Danny Ryan; Shane Quinn, Trevor Smullen, Jack Walshe (1-5, 1 free).
Subs:- Paddy Connaughton (1-0) for Trevor Smullen (injured, 12 mins); Joe Nevin for K Fitzmaurice (41 mins); Evan Chalmers for John Nevin (54 mins); Matthew Daly for H Townsend (62 mins).
ARDAGH MOYDOW: Shane Quinn; Diarmuid Farrell, Brendan Finnan, Jack Gallagher; Shane Henry (0-1), Conor Carroll, Elliot Vaughan; Dylan Coady (1-1), Adam Reilly; Connor Hogan (0-1), Cian Finnan, Tommy Farrell (1-1); Keelan Dowd, Killian Farrell (0-2, frees), Aaron McTiernan (0-1).
Subs:- Cathal McGlynn for K Dowd (36 mins); Oisin Mac an Bheatha for D Coady (52 mins); Dylan Coady for K Farrell (56 mins); Robert Yorke for A Reilly (57 mins).
Referee: Donal Kane (Grattans).
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