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SENIOR COUNTY FOOTBALL LEAGUE Div 4 Round 4 2014-05-03 10:25:00

Cromane 0-11, Ballyduff 1-06

Cromane claimed the points in this game, played in terrible weather conditions with a strong cross field breeze and driving rain ruling out any good football. Cromane were short county star Donncha Walsh, while Ballyduff were short their county hurlers. Cromane started brighter with points from Sean O'Sullivan, Enda Casey and Liam Walsh. Jack Goulding scored two fine points from his half back position. Enda O'Shea and Mike Shaughnessy replied for Cromane. Barry O'Grady replied with a point from a free, to leave the score at half time Cromane 0-05 Ballyduff 0-03.

Points from Barry O'Grady, one from play and one from a free, had the teams level but two points from Sean O'Sullivan gave Cromane a lead they never lost. Shaughnessy, O'Sullivan & Darren Houlihan had further points. Barry O'Grady pointed a 45, but had to leave the field injured. The loss of their star forward proved too much for Ballyduff. Jack Goulding popped up to score a goal in the 29th minute, but it came too late to help Ballyduff’s cause. Donie Casey was an impartial referee. Final score Cromane 0-11 Ballyduff 1-6

Beaufort 0-10 Firies 0-11

Beaufort began well and on the first attack, corner-forward Francis Courtney was hauled down by his defender and a penalty was awarded. Fergal Hallissey stood up to the spot-kick, but drove his shot wide. They had another speculative ball into the square, which was put out for a 45. Fergal Hallissey scored this. Firies had their first score on four minutes from a free from William Courtney. William had a good game and kicked some fine points. On eleven minutes, wing-forward Padraig De Bruin had a point after good build up play. Centre-forward for Beaufort was cynically tripped, but this went unpunished, when the free was wide by Fergal Hallissey. Another free from William Courtney led to his second score of the day. Beaufort's mid-fielder James O'Reilly had a good point from play, but this was cancelled out by a point from Mike Daly. Beaufort had two wides from play, before Padraig O'Sullivan was at the end of a good move by the home side. Francis Courtney had a free when Fergal Hallissey was fouled, to level matters on 24 minutes. Ronan Murphy was set up for a fine point, before William Courtney had a free after the ball was moved in for dissent. This levelled matters again to leave the half-time score tied at 5 points each.

Firies had the first score of the second half with a point from Shane Burke. James Reilly had a great intercept, which led to Francis Courtney being fouled and Fergal Hallissey scoring the resultant free. Fergal Hallissey had the chance to go ahead, but he was wide with a free. A great attack by minor wing-back Brendan Cronin led to a Francis Courtney free. Dissent again led to a free from William Courtney. Another missed free from Beaufort's Ronan Murphy left the scores level on 7 points each. William Courtney had a free and a fine point from play, after Beaufort gave away a side-line ball. Francis Courtney pulled one back from a free after Edwin Kelliher was fouled. Sean Fogarty was introduced for Jason Foley. On 18 minutes, Francis Courtney was wide with a free. The only goal chance from play fell to William Courtney but he was wide with his effort. Fergal Hallissey was fouled while attacking, but Francis Courtney was again wide with the free. Wing-back Stephen Foley who was dangerous on the attack, broke through and scored a good point. This was followed by a point from mid-fielder Alan Looney. The impressive minor Brendan Cronin had a point from play and this was followed by a free from Fergal Hallissey, after Francis Courtney was fouled. This left only a point between the teams, but the home side could not get the final score to level matters. They had one long free but this went wide from Ronan Murphy. Final score: Beaufort 0-10, Firies 0-11.

Teams: Beaufort: Mike Moriarty,Michael John O'Connor, Gerard Hartnett, Padraig Hartnett, Patch O'Sullivan, Nathan Breen, Brendan Cronin, James O'Reilly, Ronan Murphy, Jason Foley, Danny Healy, Padriag O'Sullivan, Francis Courtney, Fergal Hallissey, Edwin Kelliher. Sub used: Sean Fogarty. Not used: Conor Joy, Conor Breen, Gary Tangney, Giggs O'Sullivan, Jeremiah O'Sullivan.

Firies: Billy O'Rourke, Connal Murphy, James O'Donoghue, Dan O'Shea, Josh Flynn, John O'Mahony, Stephen Foley, Jack Sherwood, Alan Looney, William Courtney, Donal Daly, Padraig De Bruin, Sean Burke, Dan O'Connor, Mike Daly. 

Na Gaeil 2-12, Castlegregory 0-12
The home side aided by a strong breeze went seven points to one up with twenty minutes played. Castle had scores from Liam Maunsell, Colm O’Mahony, Anton Kelliher , and four from Alan Fitzerald. Daragh Carmody added a second point for Na Gaeil, both from frees. Then, what proved to be a turning point in the game, Jamie Lowham, after bursting through the Castle defence, was pulled down in the square and Darragh Carmody was on target with the resulting penalty. Lowham himself fisted a point to narrow to gap, before the half time whistle. Half Time score: Castlegregory 0-07, Na Gaeil 1-03.

Na Gaeil had put themselves in a very good position, going into the second half and they made the most of their wind advantage with early scores, one from Diarmuid Hurley, and two from Mike Griffin. Castle failed to score until Colm O Mahony pointed in the 12th minute. Mike Griffin and Diarmuid Hurley both added points, and Anton Kelliher got his second for Castle. A goal from Mike Griffin midway through the half made it very comfortable for the visitors, and they stretched their lead further, with two points from Mike Griffin and one each from Daragh Carmody and Seamie O Neill. Castle did finish with three consolation scores, two from Colm O’Mahony and one from Alan Fitzgerald, but Na Gaeil were well out of reach and finished out with a six point advantage.
Final Score: Na Gaeil 2-12, Castlegregory 0-12.
Teams: Na Gaeil- Tim Culloty, Ross Culloty , Kieran Dinneen , Paul Daly, Darragh Sheehy, Dylan Brasil, Eoghan Doody, Jack Barry, Dan O Connor, Darragh Carmody, Seamie O Neill, Kieran O Donovan, Mike Griffin, Jamie Lowham, Diarmuid Hurley.
Castlegregory -Shane Kenny, Padraig Rohan, Gearoid Fitzerald, Nicholas Fitzerald, Gavin O Connor, Joe Scully, Colm Sills, Adam O Donnell , Joe O Connor, Timmothy Moriarty, Colm O Mahony, Colm O Connor, Anton Kelliher, Alan Fitzerald, Liam Maunsell. Subs- Killian Burns, Micheál Ó Shea, Brandon Hoare and Greg Dowling.

Cordal 2-13, Knocknagoshel 0-9

The local clash of Cordal and Knocknagoshel was played in Currow on Sunday 4th last. The game was four minutes old, when Phillip Griffin pointed for Cordal to open the scoring, but Knock replied quickly with three scores without reply, coming from Edmond Walsh and two from their corner forward O' Keeffe. Cordal sprung straight back into action though, and traded points with the opposition all the way to the break, with their talisman Phillip O’Connor scoring three, while Edmond Walsh for Knocknagoshel was doing the scoring from mid-field, kicking four out of their seven, leaving the half time score 0-07 – 0-05 to the visitors.

This Cordal side needed a strong second half to reclaim control of the tie and they started much the better, with fine points from Philip O‘Connor and club minor Padraig O’Connell either side of a well taken Michael Flynn goal. This quick succession of scores boosted the home team’s confidence, as they went on a point scoring rampage, knocking up five to increase their lead, as the Walsh brothers for Knock claimed a point each to narrow the difference. The game, being a clash of neighbouring clubs, meant tensions were high throughout and saw a man each sent to the line, Philip Griffin for a second yellow for Cordal, and James Walsh saw a straight red for Knock, but the majority of the game was played very fairly. It was to be Cordal’s day though, with young Padraig O’Connell, who started his first county league game and,with a fantastic performance, proved that he has a very bright future ahead for Cordal, popping up with a cracking goal to end matters three minutes from time. Final score after an entertaining game was Cordal 2-13 Knocknagoshel 0-09.

Beale 2-14, Fossa 1-09

Beale continue their unbeaten record and top the table in the County League, Division 4, with a win over Fossa in Ballybunion on Saturday evening 3rd May. It was tit for tat in the first quarter, with the teams exchanging points. Beale controlled the second quarter with long range points from Jeremy King, Ian Mannix and James McMahon, while accurate free taking by Lorcan Daly kept Fossa in contention. Beale’s corner forward, Ian Mannix raised the green flag and Tom Joy and Ger O’Gorman added two further points to send them into the interval with a 6-point cushion. Half time score: Beale 1-08, Fossa 0-05. 

Fossa rallied strongly, with the introduction of Tadhg O’Shea to midfield, and Lorcan Daly (1-02) and Chris Myers (0-02), reduced the deficit to a single point early in the second half. Both teams upped the tempo and positional changes for Beale brought them back into the game, who, despite some wides, stretched the lead to six points before Ian Mannix again found the net. Lorcan Daly pointed from a free for Fossa, as the final whistle blew on a scoreline: Beale 2-14, Fossa 1-09.

Beale Team: Seán Dee, Philly Blake, Colm Kissane, Cormac Walshe, Shane Joy, Paul Collins, Pádraig Murphy, Jeremy King (0-02), Ger O’Gorman (0-01), Dan Ellis, James McMahon (0-06(2f)), Shane Hanrahan, Ian Mannix (2-2), Tom Joy (0-2), Barry O’Mahoney (0-01) Substitutes: Neilus Mulvihill for Ger O’Gorman (inj), Maurice O’Connor for Shane Hanrahan, John Griffin for Dan Ellis (inj), Rory Mulvihill for Ian Mannix, Cillian Walsh-O’Boyle for Shane Joy. 

Fossa team: Dan Cronin, Kevin McCarthy, Dan O’Keeffe, Dan O’Sullivan, Mark Denney, Anthony Wharton, Kevin O’Sullivan, Fintan Coffey, Paddy Sheehan, Paudie Clifford, Kenneth Clifford, Chris Myers, Dara Rice, Lorcan Daly, Derry O’Sullivan. Substitute: Tadhg O’Shea for Paddy Sheehan.