HAVING managed a draw in their first encounter earlier in the season, Clann na Derg U12 had a point to prove on Tuesday evening at home against Saval.
The opening point came from corner back, Odhran McMullan quickly followed by two Eoin Scullion points and one from Sean Casey.
Saval were holding steady with a goal and three points by the second quarter when Scullion stepped up to score the first in a series of the team’s first half goals.
Full forward Jack Campbell added another two which was matched with further goals from Keelan Quigley and Odhran McMullan. Half time saw the local side take a comfortable nine point lead.
A slower start to the second half saw both sides trade points with Keelan Quigley and Sean Casey maintaining Clann na Derg’s lead.
The same two shared goals along with another Jack Campbell pile driver to ensure victory was secured. Some great defence play was evident with Jordan Campbell, Fearghal Vaughan and Conall Diamond.
Cailum Meara has been missed from play following a serious accident. Players and officials from Clann na Banna and Aghaderg wish Cailum a speedy recovery.
Man of the Match: Eoin Scullion
Clann na Derg: Jack Moore, Eoin Scullion, Jordon Campbell, Ryan Donnelly, Fearghal Vaughan, Paddy McGrath, James Neill, Sean Casey, Odhran McMullan, Keelan Quigley, Callum Mc Conville, Jack Campbell, Conall Diamond, Niall Lennon, Rory Masterson
TOMMY BRADLEY SHIELD - Ballyholland was the deserved winner of the Thomas Bradley Memorial Shield in a very competitive U10 tournament at Cottage Park on 1 September. Ballyholland knocked out a spirited Clann na Banna team in the semi final before meeting Saval in the final.
Congratulations and thanks go to all the teams who played, including Annaclone, Dromara, Shane O’Neill’s Camlough, Tullylish and semi-finalists, Bryansford.
JOHNNY BRADY - Fans of new country will be pleased to see Johnny Brady playing at the Iveagh Studios this Thursday, 6 September, with Breakaway. The show starts at 8:00pm and includes Fiddlin’ Adam, and Tony Kerr and Donna Duffin.
Tickets are only £12.50 and are available from Clann na Banna committee members (http://clannnabanna.org/contact)