Darren Quinn surging forward for Clonguish ahead of Mostrim opponent Daniel Connell. Action from the SFC Group 1 game in Granard on Sunday evening. Photo: Declan Gilmore
A goal from substitute Shane O’Brien with ten minutes of the match remaining clinched the victory for Clonguish over Mostrim in the Senior Football Championship Group 1 clash at the Higginstown grounds, Granard on Sunday evening.
Clonguish . . . 1-8 Mostrim . . . 0-6
Leading by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break, Clonguish were dealt a huge blow just before half-time when key forward Ciaran Williams sustained a serious ankle injury but his side managed to stay in front throughout the second half.
CLONGUISH: Declan McKenna; Dara McLoughlin, John O’Brien, Neil Devlin; Francie Molloy, Darren Quinn (0-1), Chris Gordon; Peter Hanley, Stephen Watters; Kevin Burke, Conor Shields (0-1), Stephen McLoughlin; Mikey McGuinness, Ciaran Williams (0-1), Joe O’Brien (0-4, all frees).
Subs:- Ian McCormack for C Williams (injured, half-time); Shane O’Brien (1-1) for John O’Brien (37 mins); Packie Molloy for Joe O’Brien (54 mins); Alan Gregg for S O’Brien (black card, a minute into stoppage time); Michael Corcoran for M McGuinness (two minutes into stoppage time).
MOSTRIM: Ciaran Garvey; Shane Sheridan, Sean Noone, Aaron Gallagher; Niall Quinn, Bernard Dempsey, Shane Campbell; Sean Noonan (0-1), Seamus Hannon; Daniel Connell, Gerard Smyth, Shane Kiernan; Brian Farrell, Cillian Lynn (0-3, one free), Darragh Doherty (0-2, frees).
Subs:- Fintan Coyle for S Noonan (39 mins); David Morgan for B Dempsey (50 mins); Martin Coyle for S Kiernan (54 mins); Evan Murphy for D Connell (56 mins); Joe Dempsey for D Doherty (60 mins).
Referee: Ger Carberry (Killoe Emmet Og).