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SENIOR CO. LEAGUE DIVISION 1 - ROUND 8 - 15/7/2017 2017-07-15 17:09:00

Templenoe 0-7    Dr Crokes 0-12.

Templenoe hosted the All Ireland Club Champions in a match played in wet and misty conditions last Saturday evening.  Dr Crokes, who played with the wind in the first half, raced into a four point lead with scores from Kieran O'Leary and Colm Cooper, before Daithi Casey added two frees.  During this time, Templenoe were struggling to find a way through the Crokes defence and had numerous attacks intercepted, before Martin Reilly eventually opened their account with a point from close range in the 11th minute. The visitors then extended their lead with both midfielders, Paul Clarke and Alan O'Sullivan, splitting the posts to put them 0-6 to 0-1 ahead at the end of the first quarter. The latter almost followed this up with a goal, but his shot rocketed against the crossbar. However, the Crokes maintained control and soon after the evergreen Colm Cooper and Paul Clarke popped over two more points to add to their tallies. Yet Templenoe did finish the half well, with Teddy Doyle successfully landing two 45's over the bar to leave the half time score Templenoe 0-3, Dr Crokes 0-8.

The home side started the second half brightly with a great score from a tight angle through Brian Crowley.  With the drizzle getting heavier, Dr Crokes replied with a well taken point from their corner back Brian Fitzgerald.  However, Templenoe continued to rally and, in the eighth minute, Stephen O'Sullivan was put through on goal, only to be fouled just outside the box.  Brian Crowley converted the resultant free. Then Killian Spillane added another free, to put just a goal between the sides midway through the second half. There was no way though that Dr Crokes, the masters of ball retention, were going to let this game slip.  Their patient play saw them tag on three more points through the boots of Shane Doolan, Daithi Casey and David O'Leary to close out the game, before Killian Spillane got a consolation score for Templenoe.
Final Score: Templenoe 0-7, Dr Crokes 0-12.

Teams & Scorers:
Templenoe:  Anthony Sheehan, Mike Hallissey, Kieran O'Neill, John Rice, Josh Crowley Holland, Patrick Clifford, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Cian Hallissey, Teddy Doyle 0-2 (0-2 45's), Brian Crowley 0-2 (0-1F) Danny Cahalane, Stephen O'Sullivan, Killian Spillane 0-2 (0-1F) Martin Reilly 0-1.   Sub: Shane Cremin.
Dr Crokes: Johnny O'Leary, John Payne, Michael Maloney, Brian Fitzgerald 0-1, David O'Leary 0-1, Jason Lyne, Shane Doolan 0-1, Alan O'Sullivan 0-1, Paul Clarke 0-2, David Naughten, Gavin O'Shea, Brian Looney, Colm Cooper 0-2 (0-1F) Daithi Casey 0-3 (0-2F) Kieran O'Leary 0-1.   Sub: PJ Lawlor.