Navan O’Mahonys ……………………1-13
Navan O’Mahonys completed a 21 point turnaround from when those sides met in the SFC group stages, they lost by nine back then, to see off Dunshaughlin’s weak challenge in Friday night’s relegation playoff in Dunganny.
Throw in was put back fifteen minutes to facilitate the admittance of a bumper crowd but once the action started the Brews Hill side were in cruise control all the way, and even though they didn’t need it they were handed help late in the first half when Dunshaghlin defender Ben Duggan was sent off after an altercation with the winners Duggie Dillon.
It was 0-7 to 0-2 at the interval and it could have been worse but for a superb double save from David Jennings that denied first Jake Regan then Stephen Bray.
When a goal did arrive it had an eleme
nt of good fortune attached to it as Brian ‘O Hanlon’s shot for a point came down off the upright and Regan reacted fastest to net the rebound.
Navan O’Mahonys – Jake Regan 1-5 five frees; Brian O’Hanlon 0-3 two frees; Conor Finnegan 0-1; Niall McKeigue 0-1 mark; Duggie Dillon 0-1; Darragh Maguire 0-1; James O’Reilly 0-1.
Dunshaughlin – Matt Costello 0-1; Cian Gallogly 0-1; Luke Mitchell 0-1 free; Niall Murphy 0-1.
Navan O’Mahonys – Mark Brennan; Mikey O’Reilly, Conor Brady, Paddy Dillon; James O’Reilly, Darragh Maguire, Aodhan Mallon; Conor Finnegan, Ruairi Smith; Niall McKeigue, Stephen Bray, Sam Formosa; Jake Regan, Duggie Dillon, Brian O’Hanlon. Subs – E Brady for P Dillon 23 mins, Evan Coffey for Mallon 43m, Ronan Clarke for D Dillon 55m.
Dunshaughlin – David Jennings; Oisin Foley, Alastar Doyle, David Dunne; Fursey Blake, Niall Murphy, Tadhg O Dushlaine; Adam Kealy, Matt Costello; Ben Duggan, Matthew Moyles, John McDonagh; Cian Gallogly, Ronan Geraghty, Luke Mitchell. Subs – Aaron Murphy for Geraghty 30 mins, Ciaran McCarrick for McDonagh half-time, David Fildes for Moyles 35m, Sean Gaughan for Dunne 43m, Fergus Toolan for Gallogly 54m.
Referee – David Coldrick (Blackhall Gaels).