Clan na Gael complete incredible comeback

Mullaghbawn 3-9 Clan na Gael 3-13

Clan na Gael came from eight points down at half time to overcome Mullaghbawn, away from home, by four points.

Clans made the brighter start with a fisted score coming from James Austin in the opening minute.

But it was all Mullaghbawn for the remainder of the half as they shot ahead with 1-3 on the trot.

Wing half back Fergal O’Brien darted forward to slot over two points, either side of a converted free from Eddie English.

O’Brien’s next attempt caught the Clans keeper unaware and flew into the back of the net to put them five in front.

Clans halted their scoring spree briefly with a Diarmuid Loney score, but Mullaghbawn were in no form for slowing down.

Adam McDonnell was hauled down in the square and Ciaran Grant coolly dispatched the penalty to the bottom corner.

Clans, who had plenty of chances but just couldn’t find the target, pulled one back with a free from Shane McPartlan.

But the half finished with two more for the home side, with English firing over another two points.

That put Peter McDonnell’s men eight points to the good at the halfway stage of the game. 2-5 to 0-3 at half time.

Second half

Clan na Gael got things up and running after the turnaround with their own attack minded wing back Callum O’Neill splitting the posts.

Shea Loye tapped over a free while McPartlan hit two at the other end when O’Neill, who carried the fight for the Clans, was fouled twice.

O’Brien brought his personal tally to 1-3 before Shea Loye slotted over another from the dead ball.

McPartlan pointed a free before Stefan Campbell powered home a goal to bring Clans back into contention.

McPartlan (2) and O’Neill added further scores as Clan na Gael reduced the gap to just one.

Pearse Quinn got Mullaghbawn moving again but his score was cancelled out by Matthew Lennon.

McPartlan clipped over the leveling score but Mullaghbawn shot ahead again with a Cormac Smyth goal.

O’Neill raced forward and was upended inside the square and McPartlan rattled home the equaliser.

O’Neill added another point before another goal from Malachi Ward confirmed the victory for the Lurgan men.

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