McKenna Cup: Fermanagh seal win over St Mary's

Shane McCabe scored Fermanagh's first goal against St Mary's

First-half goals from Shane McCabe and Paul Ward helped Fermanagh to a 2-15 to 1-5 victory over St Mary's - their second McKenna Cup win in five days.

Fermanagh were 2-7 to 1-2 up at half-time after former Glentoran player McCabe found the net after half an hour and Ward quickly added a second.

Peter Canavan's side had far too much firepower for St Mary's who led briefly through Brian Doyle's 20th-minute goal.

The students only hit three points in the second half.

Fermanagh pulled away to secure the 13-point success, with Daryl Keenan hitting 0-3 from play.

The Erne county had seven different players on the scoresheet, with the entire full-forward line scoring from play.

Paul Ward (2-4) and Daryl Keenan (0-5) were influential against the struggling students.

On Wednesday, Fermanagh had opened their McKenna campaign with a win over a depleted Donegal side.

Fermanagh now face a winner-takes-all clash against Monaghan in Inniskeen on Wednesday night to decide who qualifies for the semi-finals.

Fermanagh: C Snow; R McCluskey, S Lyons, J Woods (0-1); D McCusker (0-1), B Cox, M O'Brien; J Sherry, R Jones (0-1); T McElroy, S McCabe (1-0), E Donnelly; P Ward (1-4, one f), D Keenan (0-5, 2f), K Connor (0-2)

Subs: N Bogue for McCluskey (HT), M McGrath (0-1) for Sherry (HT), S Quigley for Connor (HT), A Breen for McCusker (55), N McElroy for Donnelly (61)

St Mary's: D McAnenly; S Mullan, A Maguire, M Murray; R Loughran, C O'Hara, B Doyle (1-2); R O'Callaghan, B Hasson; R Sexton (0-1, f), B Herron, N Sludden; D McKinless (0-1, f), J Johnston, J Duffy

Subs: S O'Neill (0-1) for Hasson (HT), R Johnston for Maguire (42), R Lynch for Duffy (51), C McMahon for J Johnston (54), E McGee for Loughran (62)

Referee: Ian Molloy (Donegal)

Power NI Dr McKenna Cup results

Saturday 12 January

Section B

Armagh 1-11 3-09 Cavan

Section C

Derry 1-13 0-6 UUJ

Sunday 13 January

Section A

St Mary's University College 1-5 2-15 Fermanagh

Donegal 1-05 3-16 Monaghan

Section C

Antrim 1-10 2-13 Tyrone

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