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SENIOR COUNTY FOOTBALL LEAGUE Div 4 Round 9 2014-08-16 10:24:00

Knocknagoshel 0-11 Churchill 2-09

Goals were the difference between the sides in Willie Walsh Park Knocknagoshel, as Churchill scored one in either half from Cillian Fitzgerald. Knocknagoshel, though depleted, kept with the visitors in the early stages. Kieran Long opened the scoring with a point from play for the home side. Churchill replied through Benny Dillon, as he traded points with Edmund Walsh for Knocknagoshel. Minutes later, Churchill had their first goal as they opened up a lead on the home side. Michael Walsh then cut through the visitors’ defence only to be brought down in the square. Edmund Walsh stepped up, but his penalty went just over the bar. Benny Dillon and Edmund Walsh had a point each, as well as a Mark O'Connor effort for the visitors. The half time score was 1-06 to 0-4 in favour of Churchill.

Knocknagoshel had the aid of the breeze in the second half and clawed back the deficit, through well worked scores from Edmund Walsh both from play and long range frees. Churchill got their crucial second half goal when a speculative ball over the top was latched on to by Cillian Fitzgerald and he tucked it away in the bottom corner of the net. Knocknagoshel had a point from Mike Murphy, after a good run by Michael Walsh and the sides traded points from there to the end, with Cillian Fitzgerald and Kieran Crowley scoring for the visitors and Edmund Walsh bringing his own tally to 9 points. The final score was Churchill 2-09, Knocknagoshel 0-11.


Cordal 0-15 Beaufort 1-10

Cordal paired off against Beaufort in the County League played in Currow last Sunday. The home side dominated the early exchanges, racking up a few early scores from the boots of Phillip O’Connor and Padraig Dignan, before Beaufort had their first real attack ,which finished up in the back of the Cordal net. The game then exploded into life with some excellent passages of play and scores from both sides, while also seeing a black card each. It was tit for tat for the rest of the first half, with both teams knocking over impressive scores leaving it tied at 0-09 to 1-06. 

The second half started at the same intensity as the first with Beaufort taking the game to Cordal, putting them into an early lead, as the home side’s early attacks proved fruitless, by kicking a couple of wides before they found their groove again. The entire game was evenly balanced, and with it tied with only moments left, up stepped Cordal's Kerry Junior duo, Sean Og O Ciardubhain first to drive over a free from 60 plus yards to give Cordal the lead, and Phillip O Connor then pointing wonderfully from play. Beaufort mounted a late challenge, but through solid grit and determination the home side held out for a great win. Final score Cordal 0-15 Beaufort 1-10.


Fossa 1-10 Cromane 0-08
At Fossa on Sunday, the home side had a 1-10 to 0-08 victory over Realt na Mara Cromane. The result was in doubt up to the final minute, when Kenneth Clifford was on hand to collect a ball coming back off the post and send it to the back of the Cromane net. Fossa played with the wind in the first half and with 15 minutes gone it was 3 points each, and by half time it was still neck and neck at 5 points all. 

Colin Myers brought of a great save from Micheal O'Shaughnessy, following a mighty Sean O'Sullivan run in the 13th minute, with the sides still tied on 7 point a piece. This seemed to inspire the home side ,and points from Paudie Clifford and Lorcan Daly in the 21st and 24th minute had two between the teams when Clifford scored the deciding goal. Final score
Fossa 1-10, Cromane 0-08.


The Ballylongford V Beale game was postponed due to a bereavement and Castlegregory receieved a walkover from Ballyduff in the final game