Early goals pave way for Naomh Pádraig victory

GALWAY junior champions Naomh Pádraig, Clonbur eased their way into an All-Ireland club final with a facile victory in Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday.

First quarter goals from Brian Keane and Walter Holleran had the westerners in cruise control and they led 2-2 to 0-1 at the break with Aidan Gannon posting Ballivor’s sole score of that first half. Eamonn Ó Cuiv scored a fine individual goal two minutes after the restart to put Clonbur out of sight.

Scorers for Naomh Pádraig: B Keane (1-0), W Holleran (1-0), E O’Cuiv (1-0), E Joyce (3pt 2f), P Lambe (0-1).

Scorers for Ballivor: A Gannon, K Canavan and J McLaughlin (0-1 each).

NAOMH PÁDRAIG: Páraic Walsh; L Diskin, D Kyne, S Holleran; D Wallis, T Lydon, F Kinneavy; A Kyne, E Ó Cuiv; L Kearney, P Lambe, W Holleran; G Kyne, B Keane, E Joyce (c).

Subs: S O’Donnell for S Holleran, D O’Donnell for L Kearney.

BALLIVOR: K McKeown; D Raleigh, T Fox, B McLoughlin (c); K Canavan, Seán Heavey, Seán Corrigan; N Kirby, B Perry; Pádraig Geoghegan, J McLaughlin, C Keegan; F McMahon, M Doran, A Gannon.

Subs: R Sherrock for F McMahon, K Keoghan for a Gannon, P Kelly for J McLaughlin, T Raleigh for S Corrigan.

Referee: Shaun McLaughlin (Donegal).

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