Lisnaskea and St. Pat's make it to semi-finals
Mark Conway • Published 18 Aug 2012 21:30
Action as Lisnaskea Emmetts defeated Newtown in the Senior Championship. Photo: John McVitty.
St. Pat's goal scorer Gary Maguire wins the ball ahead of Enniskillen Gaels' Paul Gunn. Photo: John McVitty.
Lisnaskea Emmetts and St.Patrick's, Donagh have made it through to the semi-finals of the Senior Football Championship as the championship quarter-finals continue apace over the weekend.
Lisnaskea edged past local rivals Newtownbutler on Friday night in Brewster Park but they struggled to put away a Newtown side that were reduced to 14 men in the first half when Clive Fitzpatrick received two yellow cards.
Lisnaskea led 0-06 to 0-03 at the break but did not score for 20 minutes at the start of the second half and the game was level with five minutes remaining. Colum Monahan had kicked a superb point as Newtown battled hard but ultimately a Daniel Kille free put Skea 0-08 to 0-07 ahead into injury time and two very late points from Kille and Ryan O'Keefe sealed a narrow win 0-10 to 0-07 for the Emmetts.
St. Pat's, Donagh blew Enniskillen Gaels away in the first half of their encounter in Lisnaskea. The Donagh men led by 1-11 to 0-06 at the break with Pat Cadden in superb form as he fired over a six first half points from play and frees. Gary Maguire plundered a goal on the stroke of half-time as St. Pat's were well worth their healthy eight point lead.
The Gaels never gave up in the second half and restricted St. Pat's to three points in the period, all from the boot of Pat Cadden to take his tally in the game to nine points. Impressive full forward Conor McAleer kept the scoreboard ticking over for Gaels but the closest they came to the goal they needed was when Conor Kelly crashed a shot off the bar with five minutes to go.
However, St. Pat's were never going to be caught and proceeded to the semi-final by virtue of a 1-14 to 0-12 win.
In the Intermediate Championship, Kinawley disposed of Aughadrumsee thanks to goals from Tomas Corrigan and Sean Leonard while Belnaleck and Maguiresbridge will have to do it all again after they drew on Friday night.
The action continues today (Sunday) with four more games.
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