Harte too hot for Tralee
St. Mary's Belfast 1-15 IT Tralee 0-9:A final quarter tour-de-force from Tyrone star Peter Harte helped St Mary’s register a nine-point win at Ballykelly. St Mary’s trailed by three points midway through the first half and the deficit could have been more but Shane Carroll’s shot bounced off the top of the bar for a point.
Declan McCusker nabbed three fine points for St Mary’s though, who scored six on the trot to ease into a 0-7 to 0-4 lead at half-time and Harte’s brilliant goal with 10 minutes remaining ended Tralee’s hopes.
ST MARY’S:N Morgan (0-1 free); S Mullan, N Donnelly, M Murray; D McCusker (0-3), C O’Hara, B Doyle; C Clarke (0-2), D McBride; A Forker (0-2), D Herron, N Sludden; P Harte 1-6 (two frees), M Stevenson, R Sexton (0-1, free). Sub: D McKinless for Stevenson (43) IT TRALEE: S Dea; M Brosnan, J Scully, D Larkin; G O’Grady, D Cahillane, S McCarthy; D Sommers, S Carroll (0-3); D Wallace (0-1), A O’Donoghue (0-2, two frees), B Goff; R Deane, I Corbett (0-2), B O’Hehir (0-1). Referee: F Barry (Kildare)