Clan na Gael pull off another unlikely comeback

Clan na Gael 4-12 Sarsfields 2-12

Two late goals from Michael McConville and Callum O’Neill earned Clan na Gael a six-point win over Sarsfields.

Clan na Gael completed a second incredible comeback after last weeks heroics saw them come from eight down to defeat Mullaghbawn.

This time around, they trailed by seven points with 20 minutes remaining but reeled off 2-10 to complete another impressive comeback.

Clan na Gael hit two goals at the start of the game and another two to finish, but it between times it was all Sarsfields.

Eamon McGeown opened the scoring, but Clans shot into the lead with two goals inside 30 seconds. Shane McPartlan raised the first green flag, firing the ball to the bottom corner.

And with the resulting kickout, the Sarsfields keeper could only find Matthew Lennon, who rattled the back of the net.

McPartlan followed it up with a 45 to put the Clans six up after ten minutes. Sarsfields refused to wilt, and they soon took control.

Paul McGeown hit three points while Fintan Kelly and Callum McGibbon also scored to close the gap.

The visitors shot ahead when a long ball in was fetched and fired to the net by Eamon McGeown.

Stefan Campbell and McPartlan helped settled things for the hosts, but Sarsfields finished strongly.

Paul McGeown (free), McGibbon (free) and Eamon McGeown (mark) all split the posts. That put the High Moss men up 1-9 to 2-3 at the break.

The sides traded scores at the start of the second half, before Sarsfields added another major as Eamon McGeown pounced on another long ball in.

Paul McGeown and Callum O’Neill traded scores before Campbell and McPartlan narrowed the deficit.

A huge McPartlan score followed by another from Michael Toland made two the difference, but Paul McGeown pushed Sarsfields three ahead again.

Michael McConville launched one in, and the ball caught the keeper out and ended up in the net to tie things up.

Campbell pointed to give the Clans the lead while McPartlan and Campbell made it a three-point game.

Substitute Callum O’Neill rounded off the comeback with a late goal to seal a six-point win for Clan na Gael.

Crossmaglen overcame Mullaghbawn, 3-21 to 1-7. That sees them advance to the last eight while Clan na Gael (second) and Sarsfields (third) head for the playoffs.

Two late goals from Michael McConville and Callum O’Neill earned Clan na Gael a six-point win over Sarsfields.
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