CúChulainn Gaels 0-15 v St.Nicholas 2-11
HT 0-8 v 0-9
This rescheduled division 3 clash in Omeath, played out an entertaining match ultimately decided with an injury time goal for the Nicks. Both teams started well, trading points from play, Vinny O'Hare and Phillip Kirwan for the Nicks. The nicks midfield of johnny Carter and Sam Reilly began dominating possession and this was reflected on the score board with three frees from Kirwan and a Dean Smith point from play. The home side fought back with some accurate shooting but a late Alex Reilly point had St.Nicholas one up at the break.
CúChulainn started the second as they finished the first with some well worked scores. The lead changed hands throughout the half, points from Stephan Hodgins and Sam Reilly for St.Nicholas. A Phillip Kirwan goal put the Nicks two ahead with ten minutes to play but to their credit the Gaels cancelled the lead with their next two possessions and then went one up heading to injury time. The Nicks kept the pressure on going into injury time and were rewarded when Brian Carter and John Heeney combined in the square to see Heeney hit the roof of the CúChulainn net with the last kick of the game.
St.Nicholas team; Ciaran Branigan; Lorcan Downey, Darren Thornton, Sean Savage; Kevin O'Brien, Declan Heeney, Stephan Finnegan; Sam Reilly (0-1), Johnny Carter; Evan Byrne, Phillip Kirwan (1-6,4f), Alex Reilly (0-1); Dean Smith (0-1), Vinny O'Hare (0-1), Stephan Hodgins (0-1)
Subs; Jack Downey for Savage, Brian Carter for Sam Reilly, John Heeney (1-0) for Smith
Best for the Nicks; Lorcan Downey, Dean Smith and Phillip Kirwan