Premier Championship opens with 10 point win

Sunday, 03 April 2022 17:00

ScoreIn a game where goals were plentiful Moynalvey ran out 10-point winners over hosts Seneschalstown in round one of the Div. 4 Premier Football Championship played Sunday afternoon April 3rd.

Seneschalstown 4-7
Moynalvey 6-11

Moynalvey’s opening quarter put them on the road to victory here. Moynalvey’s Ciaran Harnan opened the scoring after 20 seconds, with Seneschalstown replying a minute later through Ross Howard.

A further brace from Ciaran Harnan, 1-1 for Michael Brady and a point for Paul Corcoran left it 1-5 to 01 after 15 minutes.

A goal and a point for the home side either side of a Michael Brady point for Moynalvey left four between the sides with 18 minutes played, 1-6 to 1-2.

A point from Paul Brennan was followed by a Caragh O’Brien goal and a point by William Harnan to extend Moynalvey’s advantage to nine points with 21 minutes played.

A Jack Owens point for Seneschalstown was countered by a pair of Moynalvey points from Adam Rooney and William Harnan leaving 10 points between the sides, 2-10 to 1-3.

A goal for the home side left seven between the sides at half time, 2-10 to 2-3.

Having bridged the gap slightly things didn’t get any easier for the home side as they lost a man to a straight red card just on the stroke of half time.

1-1 from Paul Corcoran in the opening six minutes of the second half extended Moynalvey’s advantage out to eleven again.

A Stephen Finnegan penalty for the home side was countered three minutes later when Moynalvey substitute Vinny Walsh scored the first of his two goals in the 46th minute.

Three Seneschalstown points in a row reduced the margin to eight points with five minutes remaining, 3-6 to 4-11.

Moynalvey goals from Ciaran Harnan and Vinny Walsh either side of 1-1 from the home side secured a comfortable 10-point win for Moynalvey’s second team over Seneschaltown’s third team in round 1 of the Premier championship, full time score 6-11 to 4-7.

Best for Moynalvey were David Donoghue, Michael Brady and Ciaran Harnan.

Moynalvey team & scorers:
Shaun Deering, Adam Rooney (0-1), Conor Egan, Darragh Branigan, Eoin Corrigan, David Donoghue, Conor Quinn, Sean Duggan, Michael Brady (1-2), Paul Corcoran (1-2), Ciaran Harnan (1-3, 2f), Craig Gilsenan, Caragh O’Brien (1-0), William Harnan (0-2), Paul Brennan (0-1).
Subs used: Vinny Walsh (2-0) for Gilsenan, Stephen Cummins for Brennan, Anthony Brien for Branigan, Stephen Donoghue for Brady, Andrew Jackson for Duggan.