first_imgGoals from Michael Moreton and Matthew McColgan were the key scores at MacCumhaill Park as St. Eunan’s defeated MacCumhaill’s 2-08 to 1-07 to qualify for the Junior B Championship Final.Eunan’s led by 1-02 to no score on 9 minutes following points from a McColgan free and Paul Crossan from play either side of a well taken goal from Moreton who finished emphatically following great work by Anthony Walsh in the Eunan’s forward line. MacCumhaill’s got off the mark on 10 minutes, with a goal from Niall McCloskey with a driving shot that gave Eunan’s ‘keeper Emmet Lynch no chance.Full forwards Moreton and Paddy Kelly traded the next six scores in a nip and tuck first half followed by a point from MacCumhaill’s midfielder Packie Gallen on 27 minutes which sent the teams in level at 1-05 apiece at half time. Points from substitute John Russell and Moreton in the opening stages of the second half gave Eunan’s a two point cushion. Paddy Clohessy added two points for MacCumhaill’s, sandwiched by Crossan’s second point for John Coleman’s Eunan’s side. Scores were at a premium in the latter stages and there was only one point between the teams with two minutes remaining, Eunan’s leading 1-08 to 1-07.With the game in the balance Mark Forde gained vital possession for Eunan’s in the middle third and drove through the Ballybofey defence before laying off for McColgan who finished neatly to the MacCumhaill’s net under pressure to secure a 2-08 to 1-07 win for the Letterkenny side who will now face Downings in the county final.St. Eunan’s: E.Lynch, C.McIntyre, G.Maguire, M.Forde, B.Thornton, S.Nairn, J.Cavanagh, N.Kennedy, P.Crossan (0-02), M.McColgan (1-02), D.Rafferty, S.Crossan, M.Coleman, M.Moreton (1-03), A.Walsh. subs; J.Russell (0-01) , K.Meehan, P.McAleer, O.O’Boyle, A.O’Connell.MacCumhaill’s: M.Cannon, A.Dullaghan, G.Doherty, E.Burke, P.Patton, C.Gallagher, A.Doherty, G.O’Donnell, P.Gallen (0-01), N.McCloskey (1-00), K.Hughes, P. Clohessy (0-02), G.Reilly, P.Kelly (0-04), M. Patton GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S OVERCOME MAC CUMHAILLS TO REACH JUNIOR B FINAL was last modified: September 20th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Junior B Championshiplast_img read more

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center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share The 2016 season hasn’t gone the way the Arizona Cardinals thought it would.Bruce Arians’ team won’t make a third straight postseason appearance and is assured of a losing record for the first time since 2012.But Arizona’s 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks Saturday at CenturyLink Field serves as a consolation prize. Not only did the Cardinals get their third win in four tries in Seattle (the rest of the league has managed three wins in that span), but they hurt the Seahawks’ chances to claim the two-seed and a first-round bye in the NFC Playoffs. How surprised would you be if Larry Fitzgerald announced he’s retiring?“I don’t know, I was too busy talking to him after the game and all he wanted to talk about was how much money we’re going to pay David Johnson, which we can’t do under the new CBA rules, but he’s a beauty. He’s a piece of work and probably one of the only guys that can get away with that in our locker room. But he still loves the game and he’s still playing at a high level, so there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s a guy who should play next year. Again, that’s up to Larry and that’s something only he’ll be able to answer.”The special teams played well vs. Seattle — that had to feel good.“They did and that had to be a confidence booster for that group as well, a group that has been maligned, and rightfully so. They stepped up to the plate. The new punter had a few nice punts to get us out of bad field position and Chandler Catanzaro, obviously stepped up and made the winning kick, which was great to see for him. They did a nice job and hopefully that’s something we can build on moving forward.”Sio Moore had 14 tackles — what do you have in him? Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson (31) is congratulated by Jermaine Gresham after scoring against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) Top Stories Is Carson Palmer better at this point of the season than he was in September — especially when it comes to throwing the deep ball?“Yeah, I don’t know what it is. There was a point in the season where we started giving him Wednesdays off to make sure that he heals properly and that he has some time off off, kind of like a pitch count. But he’s a competitor and he’s a true pro. So, like I said, he’s been very, very good the last several weeks. And other guys around him have stepped up, like we’ve talked about, and that’s been good to see.”How did rookie Harlan Miller play in his first NFL game in relief of Tony Jefferson?“It was interesting because when B.A. came into my office on Friday and I let him know we were going to put Tyrann Mathieu on IR, he told me that if Tony or D.J. Swearinger went down, we’d be in trouble just from a depth standpoint. And sure enough, first play of the game, Tony Jefferson is out. Harlan Miller trots on to the field, and to his credit, the guy’s never played safety before. Coach Nick Rapone and James Bettcher and those guys did a nice job of keeping in him position where he made a couple of plays and didn’t hurt the team. He’s another young guy who stepped up and had been on our practice squad earlier in the year and has worked every week and continued to grow and get better.”last_img read more