display puts Clann at the summit

Clann na Banna travelled to Páirc Esler on Thursday night for the final group game of the championship against Glasdrumman knowing a win would secure top spot in the table.

Confidence was high after last week’s impressive victory over top of the table Tullylish and it didn’t take the Clann long to get into their stride.

Clann took the lead with a well worked short free, McArdle passed to Lennaghan who set up Niall McGrath who scramble the ball to the net. They added a further two points from McArdle and Devlin to extend their lead to five points.

Glasdrumman got their first score of the game after pointing from close range. Quinn pointed from a free and Glassdrumman also scored from a free to leave four points between the sides. McArdle passed to Matty Mallon who rifled the ball to the roof of the net for the Clann’s second goal of the game. Glassdrumman scored from play before the half time whistle.

The Clann started the second half brightly, coming out and scoring five unanswered points, Gary Quinn scoring from a free & play, followed by points from McArdle, Mallon and Feeney to give the Clann an 11 point lead.

Glassdrumman hit back with two points but were struggling to stop the Clann attack. Devlin scored another point from play after great work in holding on to possession of the ball and scoring under pressure from the Glasdrumman defence.

Connaire Harrison was Glasdrummans main outlet for scoring and creating chances. The county player scored a further two points for Glasdrumman to cut the deficit to eight points. Quinn and Feeney added two further points to leave the Clann leading by ten.

Lee Rooney came on for Loughlin, Brooker came in for Quinn, and Micky Mallon came on for Gartland.

Glasdrumman got the final score of the game, but were out played and outscored by a hard working Clann Na Banna team.