Collegeland claim win over O’Hanlon’s

O’Hanlon’s 2-3 Collegeland 3-18

Collegeland proved too strong for Redmond O’Hanlon’s when the pair locked horns in round two on Saturday afternoon.

Both sides rattled the net once apiece in each half, but it was Collegeland’s ability to raise white flags that set them apart.

The visiting side, who won the Junior Championship back in 2019, opened their campaign with a win in round one.

They overcame Clady on the night, away from home, winning with seven-points to spare in the end.

O’Hanlon’s on the other hand suffered a first-round defeat to Lissummon, with nine the margin of victory there.

Collegeland began proceedings with a pointed free from midfielder Oliver Murphy. But O’Hanlon’s matched that early score with a point from Adam Canavan.

It was all Collegeland for the remainder of the opening half as they rattled off 1-8 without reply.

Jason Kelly claimed a trio of points, one after the other, while Stefan McKenna also got his name on the scoresheet.

Murphy added to his earlier point with another before Kelly buried the ball in the net for his sides first goal.

Kelly and Murphy (2) tagged on scores before O’Hanlon’s raised their own green flag just before the break.

David Bagnall was responsible for the three-point, and it kept his side in touch at half time. Collegeland ahead 1-9 to 1-1.

Canavan, O’Hanlon’s top scorer on the night, swapped scores with Kelly while Tom Murphy and Kelly added points.

Canavan again matched a Murphy score before both Kelly and Canavan raised green flags at either end of the field.

The final ten minutes belong to Collegeland in terms of scoring as the finished with a flurry of 1-5 on the trot.

Oliver and Tom Murphy pointed either side of a Kelly brace before Cathair McGeary claimed their third and final goal.

Kevin McNicholl chipped in with the last score of the afternoon to put his side 18-points clear at the end.

Photo Credit: Colin Molloy