Dromcollogher-Broadford hold off Ballysteen

DROMCOLLOGHER-Broadford withstood a late onslaught from Ballysteen to record a 0-13 to 2-6 win in the Limerick SFC last weekend.

Drom-Broadford were 0-13 to 1-4 up with four minutes remaining and looked in total control. But a late goal from Danny Neville gave Ballysteen a huge lift and they followed it up with two points to close the gap to one.

But despite four minutes of injury time, they couldn’t force an equaliser and Drom held on.

Patrick Donnelly was the star man for the winners as they pulled clear early in the second half after trailing 1-3 to 0-5 at the break, the Ballysteen goal coming from a Brendan Hayes penalty.

Points from Donnelly, Ray Lynch and Derry McCarthy had them in command and they did just about enough to hold on.

SCORERS – Drom-Broadford: Patrick Donnelly 0-5 (three frees) Ray Lynch 0-3, Derry McCarthy 0-2, Michael Brosnan, Garret Noonan, Seanie Buckley 0-1 each. Ballysteen: Danny Neville 1-3, Brendan Hayes 1-0 (penalty) Shane Hallinan, Ray Hayes, Anthony Ryan 0-1 each.

DROM-BROADFORD – Keith Noonan; Dee O’Leary, Tom McLoughlin, Cillian Fahy; Garett Noonan, Eoin Barry, Brian Noonan; Seanie Buckley, Jason Stokes; Michael Brosnan, Patrick Donnelly, Derry McCarthy; Ray Lynch, Gary Egan, Michael Reidy. Subs: Timmy Stokes for B Noonan, K Noonan for G Egan.

BALLYSTEEN – Danny Fitzgerald; Kevin McMahon, Pakie Moran, Roger Somers; Tom Kelly, Shane Gallagher, James O’Meara; Ray Hayes, M Neville; Shane Hallinan, Pa Ranahan, Anthony Ryan; Brendan Hayes, Danny Neville, Mark Ranahan. Subs: D Nash for T Kelly, M Ranahan for B Hayes.

Report courtesy of the Limerick Leader: http://www.limerickleader.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/limerick-sfc-dromcollogher-broadford-hold-off-ballysteen-1-4199257