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Senior County Football League Division 1 Round 2 2014-03-30 09:19:00

Austin Stacks 1-13 Currow 0-05

Stacks have made it two out two after this round 2 game played at a sunny, if blustery Connolly Park. It was Currow's first game back in Division 1 since 2000 (their round one game the previous week was postponed) and it didn't work out too well for them - going down by eleven points at the end. Even though the home side led at half time by 0-7 to 0-3, they couldn't be that confident going into the second half as they lost Barry Shanahan to a black card in the 14th minute and, just on the stroke of half time, went down to 14 men when William Kirby got a straight red. Half-time score Austin Stacks 0-07 to Currow 0-03.

The visitors started the second half as if they would take advantage of this and, after ten minutes, had reduced the deficit to three (0-8 to 0-5) but with the Stacks defence, in particular, outstanding, they failed to score for the rest of the game, while the home side put over some great points and a Fiachna Mangan goal, seven minutes from time, really sealed it.

Prior to the game there was a minute’s silence in honour of four outstanding GAA men who died recently - Brendan O'Shea (Currow), Jerry Savage (Ballymac), Frank O'Keeffe (John Mitchels) and Christy Neilan (Na Gaeil).

Austin Stacks: Darragh O'Brien, Ronan Shanahan (0-1), Fearghal MacNamara, John Dennis, Pa McCarthy (0-1), Ciarán O'Connell, Conor Jordan (0-1), Barry Shanahan (Capt), Wayne Guthrie, Denis McElligott, Greg Horan (0-1), Fiachna Mangan (1-1), David Mannix (0-5 - 3 frees), William Kirby, Eamon McAllen (0-3).
Subs used: Daniel Bohan for Barry Shanahan (Black Card 14m); Alan Duggan for McAllen (47m); Joseph O'Kelly for Jordan (55m); Brían Mangan for Guthrie (55m); Barry Walsh for Mannix (56m); Paul Barrett for Dennis (60m).

Currow: Shane O'Leary, Dan O'Sullivan, Timmie O'Leary, James Galwey, John O'Connor, Ian Somers, Mike Hanafin, Seamus Scanlon (0-1), Paudie Collins, John Daly, Dan O'Shea (0-2 frees), Pa McCarthy, Mike McCarthy (0-2 - 1 free0, Kevin Casey, Pádraig O'Shea.
Subs used: Eugie Cronin for Casey (37m); Kevin Daly for Pádraig O'Shea (42m) and Cathal Daly for Collins (50m).
Referee: Mike Brosnan (Spa).

Kilcummin 3-14 Dingle 0-18

Kilcummin continued their good start to the County league campaign with a second win, with victory over Dingle played in ideal conditions in Kilcummin. The first quarter was dominated by Kilcummin and led 2-4 to 0-3, with two well taken goals from Shane McSweeney and Ger Sheehan and points from Jamie O’Sullivan (2) and Patrick Buckley. Dingle replied with points from Marc Mac Eibhlin, Rian O’Beaglaoich and Pol O’Dubhain. Dingle came more into this game in the second quarter and, with three minutes remaining in the half, they had reduced the Kilcummin lead to 0-7 to 2-6. Kilcummin finished the half with a goal from Jamie O’Sullivan and points from Jamie O’Sullivan and Ian Devane, to leave the half time score Kilcummin 3-7, Dingle 0-7.

Dingle introduced Barra O’Suilleabhain to the middle of the field for the second half, which made a big difference. In the opening minutes of the half, Dingle kicked four unanswered points, which included two excellent long range points from Dara O’Suilleabhain. Kilcummin cancelled these score with five points. Dingle finished the half with Barra O’Suilleabhain, Marc Marc Mac Eibhlin (2) and Donal O’Riain with Kilcummin kicking the final score of the game from the impressive Jamie O’Sullivan. Final Score Kilcummin 3-14. Dingle 0-18

Kilcummin: Shane Murphy, Patrick Buckley, Christopher O'Leary, Donal Maher, Damien O’Leary, Sean Brosnan, Tommy Cooper, Kieran Murphy, Kevin Gorman, Ger Sheehan, Jamie O’Sullivan, Eric O’Connor, Noel Duggan, Shane McSweeney and Ian Devane. Subs: Gary O’Leary, Damien Doolan, Colm Lenihan and Ritchie O’Connor.

Dingle: Gavin H O’Currain, Eric O’Conchuir, Sean B. O’Brosncain, Tomas B. O’Brosncain, Donal O’Riain 0-1, Brendain O’Ceilleachair, Gabhain O’Currain, Daragh O’Suillabhain 0-2, Rian O’Beaglaoich 0-1, Pol O’Dubhain 0-2, Seoise Mac an tSithigh, Micheal O’Flannabha, Mikey O’Flannabhra 0-1, Marc Mac Eibhlin 0-8 agus Micheal O’Slatara 0-1. Subs: Tomas O’Suilleabhain, Barra O’Suilleabhain 0-1, Matta O’Flaharta 0-1, Aidan O’Conchuir Marc O’Conchuir.

Referee Michael Hennessy (Ballyduff)

Kerins O Rahillys 2-11 Rathmore 2-09

Played at the Strand Road grounds in ideal conditions, this game went down to the wire and, in the last ten minutes, there were two black cards and one red (to Jack Savage) to Kerins O Rahillys players issued, with only one point separating the sides at the 53rd minute. The game was played in a sporting spirit and, though K.O.Rahillys led from the throw in, Rathmore never gave up and were unlucky not to come away with a draw. Rahillys had a great first quarter and a goal, by Jack Savage in the fifth minute had them ahead. Points by Kieran O Mahoney, 2 by Declan Quill, and a fourth by Jack Savage had them ahead by 1-4 to Rathmore 0-1 put over by the impresssive Shane Ryan in the 16th minute. A well-taken goal by John Ferguson, when he hit a low shot to the corner of the net, had Rahillys in front by 2-4 to Rathmore’s 0-2 points at the 18th minute, but a great goal by Brian Moynihan, followed by points by John Moynihan, Shane Ryan, John Moynihan and Mark Reen, left the half time score Kerins ORahillys 2-5 to Rathmore 1-6, Rahillys last point from a Declan Quill free.

The second half saw Strand Road dominate, with Kevin Walsh and Giles O Grady and Ross O’Callaghan outstanding, and points by Kieran O Mahoney, Declan Quill and Jack Savage, saw them lead by 2-8 to Rathmore’s 1-7 at the 40th minute. Despite this, Rathmore, with Brian O Leary, Conor Sullivan and Patrick Reen setting up the attacks, and good possession by George O Keeffe and Tom Kelliher, had points from Pat Reen and Mark Reen and, when Michael
Kelliher billowed the net in the 55th minute, only a point separated the sides, 2-8 to 1-7. Mark Reen had the sides level at the 55th minute , but Rahillys put over two points, from Kieran O Mahoney and John Ferguson to give them a narrow win . Final score Kerins O Rahillys 2-11 Rathmore 2-09.

Milltown/Castlemaine 0-14 Waterville 3-5

Under ideal conditions in Milltown, the home side opened the scoring with a point from Donal Kelleher. Waterville struck back within two minutes, with a goal from Barry O'Dwyer , this a first of a first-half hat trick for the Waterville corner forward. Milltown/Castlemaine kept in touch with points from Jack McCarthy and Derek Twiss, but went in at half time 3-3 to 0-6 , six points separating the sides.

The second half started with the home side pulling back four points in the first ten minutes of the half. Waterville registered their first of the second half on the 50 minute mark, from the boot of Stephen O'Dwyer, leaving the score at 3-4 to 0-10, leaving the home side within three points of the visitors. Milltown/Castlemaine continued to rally, with a further Derek Twiss points, bringing his tally at that stage to seven. Substitute Jonathan O'Sullivan scored on the 55th minute, leaving the home side trailing by just one, Milltown/Castlemaine 0-13Waterville 3-5. In the dying minutes of the game, Derek Twiss got the equalizer, to settle on dividing the spoils with the visitors. Final Score Milltown/Castlemaine 0-14 Waterville 3-5.

Milltown Castlemaine: Kevin Tangney, David Roche, Damien Murphy, Niall Colgan,
Pa Wren, Marcus Mangan, Shane Murphy, Brendan Delaney, Mike Quirke, Mark Wren,
Donal Kelliher, Jeremiah Hayes, Cathal Moriarty, Derek Twiss, Jack McCarthy, Subs: Joe Daly,
Jonathon O'Sullivan, Donal Dennehy, Alan Hickey.

Waterville: Ciaran Dennehy, Fionan Clifford, Kevin O’Dwyer,Daniel O’Dwyer, Mike O'Shea,
Oran Clifford, Daniel O’Dwyer, Alan O'Dwyer, Gearoid O'Sullivan, Greg Gibson, Niall Fitzgerald,
Stephen O'Dwyer, Gary Galvin, Alan O'Shea, Seamus O'Sullivan, Barry O'Dwyer.

Listowel Emmets 2-8 St. Michaels-Foilmore 2-10

This Division 1 clash between Listowel Emmets and St. Michaels Foilmore took place in ideal conditions in a sunny Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel today. The game opened up at a frenetic pace with both teams looking dangerous going forward. St. Michaels opened the scoring with two points coming from Ronan O'Connor and Padraig King, but Emmets retaliated quickly with a superb goal from Conor Cox. The first half was an open and entertaining contest, with both sides combining some intricate passing movements, to create chances for their respective full forward lines. Emmets were solid defensively throughout the first half, only conceding 1-3 and deservedly went in at half time leading 1-6 to 1-3.

The second half did not flow as openly as the first thirty minutes, as St. Michaels came out a rejuvenated side after their half-time team talk. Listowel Emmets struggled to build on the momentum that they had gained in the first half, and only registered 1-02 in this second period, with the goal coming from the fist of Noel Kennelly, after a high ball was pumped into the
St. Michaels goalmouth. An inspired substitution by St Michaels saw number 25, DJ Moran, hit the back of the net minutes after being introduced and immediately put Emmets
on the back foot. This Listowel team has a never say die attitude though, and they fought hard
into the final minutes of this game. Trailing by two, Listowel needed a goal to win this game and threw everything they had at St. Michaels, but alas to no avail, as St Michaels Foilmore went on to win by a margin of 2-10 to 2-08. Overall, Listowel were too wasteful with their possession over the 60 minutes and St. Michaels period of dominance, early in the second half,provided the platform for the win.

Listowel Emmets: Shane Quinn, John Heaphy, Jack McGuire, Jamie Barry, G McCarthy, R Walsh, Cormac Mulvihill, Jake Moriarty, Michael Lynch, David Sheehy (C), Noel Kennelly (1-1), Eddie Joe Walsh, Bryan Murphy (0-1), Conor Cox (1-6), David Keane. Subs: B. Guiney for D Keane, Eimhin O'Brien for EJ Walsh, Sean Gilbert, for J Heaphy, Michael Stack for M Lynch.

St. Michael's Foilmore: Jason O'Shea, Alan Smith, Brian Smith, Darragh Scanlon, Darran O'Sullivan, Adrian O'Connell, James Moran, Sean O'Connor, Padraig King, Bernard Kelly (C), Ronan O Connor, Sean O'Shea, Sean O'Sullivan, Damien Kelly, Darragh O'Sullivan. Subs: Ciaran O'Shea, Kevin Griffin, Sean Garvey, Jermiah Moran, Roger Harty, Brendan O'Sullivan, Ger Lynch, Vinny Casey, DJ Moran.
Referee for the game was Tom Moriarty Legion.

Finuge 2-07 Dr. Crokes 0-14

Played in a sun drenched James O' Sullivan Park, Finuge, the newly promoted home team took on County and Munster Champions Dr. Crokes, in what was billed as David V Goliath. Both teams lined out minus a number of players and expectations were of a somewhat easy win for Crokes. The local team didn't read the script, however, and even though on the day Crokes were the faster and fitter team, Finuge were tight in defence and, having to work much
harder for their scores, they scored two well worked goals and almost pulled off what would have been a shock. Crokes were fast out of the blocks and were 3 points up before Finuge registered their first score. The visitors played some very fast exciting football, but found the Finuge back line hard to break down. Finuge, on the other hand, built slowly from the back and it was frustrating to watch, as when they played the fast direct expansive game, they asked questions of the Crokes defence. Brian Looney was outstanding for Crokes with some excellent scores. Finuge’s first goal game in the 24th minute from the boot of Raymond Galvin. Half time score Finuge1-04 to Dr. Crokes 0-09. Finuge’s second goal scored by Fergus Fitzmaurice in the 57th minute. Finuge lost by a point for the second game in succession and Crokes pick up their first points of the campaign. Nonetheless, Crokes deserved their win, but no one can and will take from what was a massive game for Finuge. Final score Finuge 2-07 Dr. Crokes 0-14.

Teams and scorers:
Finuge: Cillian Fitzmaurice, Paudie Galvin (Kenny Walz 51 mins), Declan McCarthy (Michael Stackpoole 46 mins), Chris Allen, Conor Fitzmaurice, Pat Corridan 0-01, Keefer Roche, John McCarthy, Jack Corridan, Fergus Fitzmaurice 1-01, Raymond Galvin 0-03, Stephen Power, Garry Hogan, Ricky Heffernan 0-01, James Flaherty 0-02.

Dr. Crokes: David Moloney, John Payne, Michael Moloney, David O' Leary, Conor O' Neill, Kieran Ward, Shane Myers, Shane Doolan, Micheal Milner 0-01, Alan O' Sullivan, Andrew Kenneally 0-01, Brian Looney 0-07 (Michael Burns 47 min), Gavin O' Shea 0-04, Chris Brady 0-01, Keith O' Leary

Referee Denis Sayers (Austin Stacks)