Tir na nOg see off St Paul’s

Paul Carvill.
Paul Carvill.

Tir na nOg enjoyed derby delight on Friday with victory against St Paul’s by 1-12 to 1-10 during a clash between two sides struggling for consistency.

Marc Davidson and Paul Carvill proved instrumental early on - with Brian Mallon helping Tir na nOg hold control by the break at 0-5 to 0-3.

St Paul’s raced clear after the interval with a string of points that included the first goal of the fixture.

Jamie McAleenan, Paul Carvill and Brian Mallon kept Tir na nOg in contention as conditions made life difficult for both sets of players.

Trailing by three points entering the closing 10 minutes, Tir na nOg grabbed control off points from Paul Carvill, Jamie McAleenan and Barry McDonald.

Paul Carvill’s goal and a Brian Mallon point secured the upper hand that protected advantage despite St Paul’s scrambled finale.

Tir na nOg under 10s handed minutes to 18 players last weekend against St Peter’s.

The under 16s defeated Killeavy by 3-8 to 2-7 - with Leo Monteiro, Paudy Campbell and Mickey Smith the key players.

Tir na nOg B edged ahead of Maghery with James Donnelly, Jamie McAleenan, Gerard Vailey, David Turley, Corey Edgar, Kevin Curran and Jordan McCooe on song.