St. Brigid’s too hot for Western Gaels


St. Brigid’s left Frenchpark with the two points with a very efficient display in a game played in difficult weather conditions. Playing with the aid of a strong wind in the opening half Brigid’s with some fine long-range points to lead at half-time by 0-10 to 0-3. Western Gaels went down fighting in the second half but a Senan Kilbride goal ended any hopes of a comeback. Final score: St.Brigid’s 2-12 Western Gaels 2-5.

  Padraig Pearses were beaten by a determined Roscommon Gaels side at Pairc an Phiarsaigh on Sunday. Cian Connolly impressed for the visitors as they held off Pearses in the second half and won 2-6 to 0-7.

  In the O’Gara Cup, St. Croan’s were too strong for St. Faitleach’s in a game played in tough conditions. Ciaran Murtagh was unfortunate to miss a goal chance for Faithleach’s at the death and Croan’s broke to clinch it on a score of 0-9 to 0-6.

  Over in Knockcroghery, St. Dominic’s enjoyed almost total domination over Michael Glavey’s and led 1-8 to 0-4 at the break. The second half was even worse for the visitors and Dominic’s ran out comfortable winners by 2-13 to 0-6.

  Castlerea St. Kevin’s defeated a dismal Fuerty last Sunday at O’Rourke Park, with a goal from Patrick O’Connor and points from Sean Ryan, Patrick O’Connor, Eoghain O’Connell, Liam O’Connell and Fintan Kelly giving the Castlerea outfit a 1-5 to 0-2 lead at half-time.

  Only four further points were added in the second period as Castlerea St. Kevin’s ran out 1-9 to 0-2 winners.

  At James Timothy Park, Éire Óg lost their second game as they went down to Clann na nGael despite goals from Ross Melvin and Ronan Cahill. Final score: Éire Óg 2-3 Clann na nGael 0-12.

  In the Tansey Cup, Elphin overcame Kilglass Gaels in a low-scoring game in Kilglass Gaels GAA grounds. Elphin’s senior players Benny Rock and Frankie Cregg showed all their class.

  Meanwhile St. Michael’s defeated St Brigid’s 4-4 to 2-7 in a goal-fest in Kiltoom.