Doire Colmcille 1-3
Ardmore got in some shooting practise ahead of their Championship encounter with Sean Dolan’s against a vastly under-strength Doire Colmcille at Celtic Park last week.
With a host of players, including star man Dean Curran, missing due to the Foyle Cup and work commitments this was only ever about how many Ardmore would win by despite a brave Colmcille performance.
The outstanding Cahir O’Kane hit an early goal for Ardmore and adding seven more points and another goal later. Even without ‘Al’ McLaughlin, Stephen Bryson and Barry Gormley scored at will. John Simpson announced his arrival on the scene with a goal and two fine points. Midfielder Richie McGrotty, not known for his point scoring, weighed in with a hat-trick of points as did his midfield partner Barry Gavin.
And at the back, Leonard Quinn enjoyed his best game for a long time for St Marys while Anthony Hargan’s was again prominent.
Colmcille club stalwart Robbie Doherty came to watch the game but ended up playing full forward and hit a goal and a point, both in the first half!
The city men have a mountain to climb next when they face league champions Moneymore in the championship but with the game has been put back until August 17, it might just give manager Brian Duffy the chance to get his best players back.
Ardmore: Eoin Mailey, Brian McLaughlin, Leonard Quinn, Kyle McColgan, Karl McLaughlin (0-1), Anthony Hargan, Chris Gormley, Barry Gavin (0-3), Richie McGrotty (0-3), Gerard Quinn, Barry Gormley (1-2), Cahir O’Kane (2-7), Peter McLaughlin (0-3), Stephen Bryson (0-5), Aaron Gallagher. Sub: John Simpson (1-3).
Doire Colmcille: Micky Nash, Eamon Gillen, Ciaran Henry, Eoin Crocker, Ryan Loughran, Eamon O’Neill, Daz Matharu, Ciaran Stephenson (0-1), Sean Devlin, Aodhan Campbell, Dee Watson, Declan McErlean, Danny Whoriskey, Robbie Doherty, Sean Nangle (0-1). Sub: Micky Molloy