Seniors edge past Dromore

The Seniors held on to come away with both League points against Dromore on Sunday, shading a tight contest by just a solitary point

Ard Bo 1-08
Droim Mhor 0-10

A single point separated the sides on Sunday, with Ardboe hanging onto their lead at the end to run out winners and move up to fourth in the League table.

It was Dromore who got on the scoreline first, but the home side quickly found their feet and a point by John McConville was quickly followed by a goal when the full forward caught a long ball to smash to the net.  Tommy McGuigan then got a long range point to open the gap further and Ardboe had the chance to put Dromore out of sight only for Gavin Wylie to see his penalty saved.  However, he made up for the mistake moments later with a well taken point.  Both sides traded points to leave the half time score 1-04 to 0-03 to Ardboe.

Ardboe got the best possible start to the second half when Brian McGuigan landed a point to cap off a well worked move, and minutes later Frank and Tommy McGuigan extended the lead.  Dromore fought back with two points of their own, but Gavin Wylie restored Ardboe's advantage with a long range free.  With ten minutes to go Ardboe looked comfortable but to their credit Dromore staged a late comeback and just ran out of time in their search for an equaliser.

Team: Ryan Coleman; Paul Coney, Martin McKeown, Eugene Devlin; Ciaran Campbell, Gavin Teague, Shea Forbes; Mickey Coleman, Tommy McGuigan; John Cummins, Brian McGuigan, Matthew Brady; Gavin Wylie, John McConville, Frank McGuigan.

 
Ard Bo 0-14
Droim Mhor 1-10

The Reserves kept their good start to the season going with a point to spare over Dromore in the early game.  Leading by two points at half-time Ardboe were well worth their lead, but a Dromore goal midway through the second half saw them slip behind.  However, a Shay McGuigan point and a '50' from Anthony Devlin saw the Rossa's hold on for victory.

Next match – Jim Devlin Cup: Away v Clonoe, Friday @ 7.30pm