Dr McKenna Cup - Down 0-8 Fermanagh 0-14: If Eamonn Burns wondered how difficult his first year as Down manager might be, he got a good idea yesterday, as Fermanagh ensured his home debut ended in heavy defeat.
Fermanagh led 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time, Tomas Corrigan with three from play, and barring a five-minute spell in the first half, when Down hit three in a row, the visitors bossed this game.
Down went 20 minutes without scoring in each half while Sean Quigley showed his full range hitting all of Fermanagh’s six second-half points from dead balls and play.
Caolan Mooney and Barry O’Hagan hit early second-half points for Down but Quigley reeled off four in a row to put Fermanagh 0-13 to 0-6 ahead after 59 minutes.
It was all too easy for the visitors. Pete McGrath acknowledged afterwards that they could have won by a lot more, leaving Down with plenty of room for thought.
Scorers for Down:
A McConville 0-2 (1f), D O’Hanlon 0-2 (2f), B O’Hagan, C Maginn, S Dornan, C Mooney 0-1.
Scorers for Fermanagh:
S Quigley 0-7 (4f, one ‘45’), T Corrigan 0-3, D Teague, D McCusker, B Mulrone, R Hanna 0-1.
S Kane; M Magee, C McGovern, D Turley; D O’Hanlon, R Boyle, J Murphy; C Doyle, M McKay; B O’Hagan, C Maginn, J McDermott; G Johnston, S Dornan, C Mooney.
M Hughes for McDermott (43), R Mallon for O’Hanlon (45), C Harrison for O’Hagan (49), A McConville for Maginn (55), P Turley for Doyle (55), P Downey for Murphy (BC, 69).
C Snow; E McManus, M Jones, A Breen; D McCusker, J McMahon, R Hanna; C Jones, D Kelly; P McCusker, C Flaherty, B Mulrone; D Teague, S Quigley, T Corrigan.
P Cadden for Teague (45), K Connor for Flaherty (60), E McHugh for P McCusker (65), F Gillen for Corrigan (68), R Hyde for Mulrone (70), S McManus for McMahon (BC, 70).
Sean Hurson (Tyrone).
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