Annaghmore 0-11 Pearse 1-11
A second half goal from Vincy Brady was the crucial score on Friday evening as Pearse Og overcame Annaghmore.
The sides were fairly even up to that stage and couldn’t be separated at the end of the first half, drawing 0-6 apiece.
Annaghmore, playing on home turf, opened the scoring through full forward Oisin MacIomhair on four minutes.
Brady levelled things up for Garreth Thornton’s men while Connor Cullen and Anto Duffy swapped scores.
Odhran Houlihan, Brady’s midfield partner, fired Pearse Og ahead for the first time in the 17th minute.
The lead was short lived however, as Annaghmore dangerman Oisin MacIomhair tied things up once again.
A MacIomhair free gave Dessie McCormack’s team the lead, but Shea Freeman got the Ogs back on level terms.
Tiernan Quinn and Oisin Toner put the Ogs two ahead, but Annaghmore levelled before the interval through MacIomhair and Cullen.
Brady got things up and running after the turnaround, edging the Ogs ahead by the minimum of margins.
Duffy added his second of the evening, firing over from long range, while a diving block from Rhys Stevens denied a certain goal at the other end.
Cullen, who had the goal chance, slotted over the resulting 45 before MacIomhair curled over a beauty to tie things up.
Stevens showed his scoring prowess when he chipped over a free, but Annaghmore levelled through Daniel McQuade.
Ruairi Duffy pointed a free before Brady fired a powerful daisy-cutter to the net to open up a four-point margin.
Freeman added a final score for the Ogs while Annaghmore claimed the final two points of the night.
Annaghmore went in search of a goal and Cullen came closest but had to settle for a point as his shot crashed over the bar.
MacIomhair tapped over a late free, the final score of the game, as the Ogs secured a first-round win.