Glyde Rangers 1-15 Naomh Malachi 1-6
Glyde were well on top throughout the game and but for their 13 wides, the difference could have been much, much larger. Glyde had scored 6 points before Malachis scored their first after 19 minutes. However an injury to Key midfielder David Devanney had caused a reshuffle and they struggled to gain a decisive blow. Niall Sharkey was a constant thorn in the Malachis defence with his blistering breaks but also showed his long range prowess from long range free kicks with an excellent 45 and free kick from the ground. With Trevor O'Brien and Alan Brennan also converting from play Glyde seemed to have the game in hand. However a black card on 20 minutes following an earlier Yellow, meant Conor Sheridan could not be replaced. This caused Malachis to block up the middle third with their extra man but bizarrely, they did not employ a sweeper meaning the Glyde 2 man full forward line were left man on man.
The Glyde defence were never seriously tested but Mark O'Brien and Conor McCullagh kept everything at bay and in attack Aaron Devlin and Barry Sharkey supported the effort strongly.
Glyde Rangers Team
David Brennan, Peter Duffy, Cein Sheridan, Gerard Farrell, Conor McCullagh, Mark O'Brien, Niall Sharkey(0-4), Ciaran Sheridan, David Devanney, Aaron Devlin, Conor Sheridan, Alan Brennan(0-1), Trevor O'Brien(0-3)Brian Duffy(0-4), Gavin Duffy(1-1). Subs used JP Boyle, Barry Sharkey(0-1), Niall Bird, John Myles(0-1), Jason Dullaghan.