Derrynoose defeat Cruppen by three

Carrickcruppen 1-9 Derrynoose 1-12

Derrynoose came from six-points down early in the game to turn the tide and defeat their hosts Carrickcruppen.

That victory seemed extremely unlikely after 13 minutes of play as the home side had carved out 1-3 without reply.

But Derrynoose produced the goods and outscored the opposition 1-12 to 0-6 in the remainder of the game.

The accuracy of Conor McNally in front of the posts along with a second half three-pointer from Shea McNaughton helped turn the tide.

It was McNaughton’s three-pointer ten minutes after the turnaround that handed Derrynoose the lead for the first time.

Cruppen made the best start with scores from Eoin Woods (free) and Cathal O’Grady (mark) to get things up and running.

They pushed further ahead a couple of minutes later when O’Grady, who finished the game with 1-2, rattled the net.

Woods added to his ever-growing tally with another point to leave Carrickcruppen in front 1-3 to 0-0.

Derrynoose finally opened their account after 18 minutes when McNally split the posts with a free kick.

Woods and McNally matched each other with converted frees before McNally got his third before the break. 1-4 to 0-3 at half time.

O’Grady and McNally cancelled each other out at the start of the second half before McNally hit his fifth of the day.

McNaughton became Derrynoose’s second scorer when he chipped in with a point five minutes into the second half.

Cruppen remained on top, and Conor Sloan regained their three-point advantage with his first score of the day.

But Aaron Fox got Derrynoose back to within two before McNaughton hit the net and put his side one up.

McNaughton stretched their lead with another point while McNally added his sixth to make three the difference.

Woods got Carrickcruppen motoring again, but McNally matched his score. Sloan and Jack Fox also exchanged efforts.

Woods (free) and Mark Lennon notched on the final points for their respective teams as Derrynoose won by three.
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