Sean Treacy’s 3-20 Killeavy 1-10
THE greater experience and range of scoring options was enough to see Sean Treacy’s win comfortably in their first league outing of the season.
In fact although this young Killeavy team challenged well, it was primarily frees that kept them in the game in the first half. A goal and three points from Paddy Devine and four points from Kieran Mulholland with points a-piece from Breandan Coleman, Odhran McCann and Danny Magee gave Treacy’s a three point interval lead 1-10 to 1-07.
Indeed the half time lead could have been much greater as a combination of some great saves from the Killeavy net minder coupled with a large slice of luck as Tam McKavanagh and Breandan Coleman where unfortunate to see shots go narrowly wide.
In the second half it was more of the same. The greater experience of the Lurgan men began to tell and Killeavy really had no answer. Goals from Tam McKavanagh and Darren McAlinden were no more than Treacy’s deserved. Killeavy enjoyed a consolation goal close to the end when Paul Hand was clearly fouled before the ball came into the square. Referee Paul Boylan awarded the score. Best for Treacy’s on the night were Raymond Daly at centre Back and forwards Paddy Devine and Breandan Coleman.
So ultimately it was good start to the league campaign but tougher challenges lie ahead as the team travels to Lisnaskea on Tuesday coming which will be a big test. Also coming up on April 20th is a Tain League semi-final against Eoghan Rua from Coleraine. This game is at 2.00pm in Ballymena.