St. Mary’s Magherafelt finished with three wins from three in Danske Bank MacRory Cup Section A, as they saw off a game challenge from newcomers Our Lady and St Patricks College Knock who hosted their first MacRory Cup game at their top-class school facility.
Overall it was an open game with Sean McAuley for the Convent using ball well coming out of defence and Ryan McEldowney a real threat especially in first half. Daniel Quinn also did well in a half forward role while Ruairí Forbes made his mark coming off the bench to score points.
James Blaney, Ciaran McReynolds and Emmet Rodgers played well for Knock with Blaney the first half goal-scorer. St Mary’s however led by 2-7 to 1-5 at the interval with goals from McEldowney and Quinn.
Second half goals from Oran Donaldson and Ciaran McReynolds kept the game close but Magherafelt’s point-taking was excellent and they will be a real contender in the knock-out stages.
St Mary’s: Ryan McEldowney 1-4, Daniel Quinn 1-4, John Lavery 0-4, Ruairí Forbes 0-4, Ronan Mawhinney 0-1, Joshua Cassidy 0-1, Richard Drain 0-1
OLASP: Emmet Rogers 0-7, James Blaney 1-2, Oran Donaldson 1-0, Ciaran McReynolds 1-0, Emmet McGirr 0-1.