Cuchulainns form has improved dramatically and that run continued as they defeated Kingscourt Stars in Mullagh last Saturday evening.
The Cross-Mullagh men have now picked up seven points from the last five games with this victory among the best performances of the season.
The Stars started well, going two clear after a brace from Philip Smith but Cuchulainns levelled with a Seamus Clarke free and a point from Brian Magee.
That duo combined again in the tenth minute to create a chance which Clarke buried to the net and although Colm Smith replied with a point, this was cancelled out by Evan Doughty before Clarke added another free. The Stars weren’t rolling over, however, and replied with three points, one from Philip Smith, to go in at the break trailing by 1.6 – 0.6.
Cuchulainns were first of the mark in the second half, midfielder Adrian Taite firing over a point but from the kick out, The Stars launched an attack and Philly Tinnelly flicked the ball to the net to cut the gap to one.
They levelled the match with a point a minute later and it looked like they were going to push on. Cuchulainns responded well, however, with a point from Brian Magee and another free from Seamus Clarke. Shane Smith saw a goal effort saved by James Farrelly before Clarke added another free.
Kingscourt scored a point from a free before Shane Smith replied with a point from play with his left foot. Brian Magee scored another point from play and Seamus Clarke followed it up with a point as the hosts took control once again.
Kingscourt put on a lot of pressure late on but Cuchulainns stood tall, with Donnacha Dunne pulling off an excellent block to prevent a certain goal in the dying moments.
Cuchulainns: M Clarke, G Daly, D Dunne, S Lynch, A Daly, R O’ Connell, D Foxe, A Taite, P Taite, E Doughty, S Smith, D Carolan, G Daly, S Clarke, B Magee.
Kingscourt: J Farrelly, R Sheridan, A Browne, JP Reilly, P Faulkner, C Smith, K Gorman, G Sheanon, P Tinnelly, T Malone, R Carey, D Martin, P Smith, A Corcoran.
Subs: S Gargan, K McCabe, S Farrelly.