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Intermediate Club Championship : Castleisland Desmonds V Currow 2015-05-04 10:25:00


Desmonds 2-11   Currow 0-12

Desmonds are through to the next round of the Intermediate Championship against St. Marys , thanks to their 2-11 to 0-12 victory over neighbours Currow in Castleisland on Sunday .  This game certainly lived up to expectations and the big crowd present were treated to an intense, close,  hard fought battle.  

Desmonds were quick off the mark, with points by Ciaran O'Callaghan,  Mossie O'Connell, Maurice Hickey and Thomas Hickey.  Mike Mc Carthy opened the scoring for Currow after nine minutes,  followed  by a pointed free from Daniel O'Shea .  Desmonds hit for their first goal after twelve minutes, as Thomas Hickey found the net from a penalty , when Pat Fitzgerald was upended in the square . Cian O'Connor added a point from away out, to put the home team well ahead.  However, Currow hit back with two points from the hard working Mike Mc Carthy.  

Referee Denis Sayers was dishing out the cards to both teams - Maurice O Connell received a black and was replaced by Sean Lynch.  Cian O'Connor and Daniel O'Shea  exchanged points, to see Desmonds maintain a 1-06 to 0-05 lead.    

With two minutes left on the clock, Thomas Hickey finished a four man Desmonds move to the net and Desmonds went in 2-06 to 0-0 5 in front at the short whistle.

Pa Hickey made it 2-07 for Desmonds early in the second half, but again Currow hit back with points from Daniel O'Shea and Mike McCarthy.  Sean Lynch put Desmonds further in front mid-way through the half from 30 metres out .  However, Currow battled on and Daniel O'Shea with 3 points, and Mike McCarthy with points, reduced the gap to just two points.  However, Desmonds finished the stronger, as Thomas Hickey added three more points for a 2-11 to 0-12 victory for Desmonds.