Aghamore gave up home advantage but that is all they have up as their visit to Robert McCallion Memorial Park ended with them taking home the two points.
On a lovely afternoon referee Pat Dowling got things underway a few minutes before 12 but it took seven minutes for the first score, a well taken point from James Lavin. This was soon canceled out by a free from Aghamore. The two teams then exchanged scores as we retook the lead from a point by Kevin McDonagh that was leveled out.
Scores from James Lavin and a free from Kevin McDonagh gave us a two point lead after 18 minutes but that was our scoring for the first half as Aghamore leveled the game on the half time whistle.
Two changes were made at half time with Paul McNicholas and Pearse Walsh coming on. Pearse Walsh went to Midfield with Gerry Callaghan moving to full forward.
This move so paid dividends as Gerry Callaghan got a point soon after the restart. Unfortunately this was soon followed by a yellow card for Gerry which added to the card he got in the first half meant an early end to the game for him.
With the extra man Aghamore began to take control and had the game level and then took the lead. In between the two points Sean Kavanagh made a great save to put the ball behind for a 45 and he was quickly called into making another good save. In addition Steven McNicholas made an excellent block as Aghamore piled on the pressure.
Management made a number of changes and Andy Lenihan and Robert Quinn entered the game. Entering the last five minutes Mark McNicholas scored a nice point from the right wing and the teams were level again.
Unfortunately over the last five minutes the extra man for Aghamore paid off and they quickly scored three goals as they cut through our defence. With the last kick of the game Jason McLoughlin, who came on as a sub in the first half, scored a consolation goal to end the game Aghamore 3-6 Swinford 1-6.
Swinford: Sean Kavanagh, Stephen Kenny, John Gerard Kelly, Alan McLoughlin, Peter Quinn, Steven McNicholas, Kevin Barry, Barry Brennan, Gerard Callaghan, Mark McNicholas, Kevin McDonagh, James Lavin, Johnny Pidgeon, Ryan Convey, Caoimghin McLoughlin. Subs used: Jason McLoughlin, Pearse Walsh, Paul McNicholas, Andrew Lenihan, Robert Quinn.