Eoghan Rua 2-11 Castlerahan 0-11 in the Ulster senior quarter-final in Kingscourt.
Castlerahan were knocked out of the Ulster Senior football championship with a six points defeat to the Derry champions.
Eoghan Rua were leading 2-06 to six points at half-time with Colm McGoldrick getting both goals. Castlerahan went down to 14 men just before the interval with David Wright picking up a second yellow card.
Castlerahan fought back in the second half to get to within one point with eight minutes to go. The visitors, though, did not relinquish their lead and will march on now to face Scotstown in the Ulster Semi-final.
Superb effort from our lads in the second half after going down to 14 men and losing three other starting players to a black card and injury (2).
Best of luck to Eoghan Rua in the semi-final against Scotstown #UlsterClub
— Castlerahan GAA (@Castlerahan_GAA) November 4, 2018
Castlerahan manager Donal Keoghan says their first half performance cost them the win. The former Cavan manager spoke to Damien Donohue and Keoghan also revealed he would be leaving his post as Castlerahan manager.
Take a listen here:
Castlerahan: Jamie Leahy, Stephen Cooney, Fergal Reilly, Enda O’Connell, Paul Smith, Cormac Daly, Enda Flanagan, David Wright, Pauric Smith (0-1), Shane McSweeney (0-3), Oisin Kiernan, Cian Mackey (0-2, 1f), Oisin O’Connell (0-2), Ronan Flanagan, Sean Brady (0-2)
Subs: Brian Ennis for E Flanagan (14 mins), Gavin Daly (0-1) for Daly (BC, 23), Karl Cosgrove for Reilly (37), Fergal Flanagan for O O’Connell (58), Padraig McGahern for Brady (60)