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AIB Munster GAA Junior Football Semi Final 2015-11-21 18:34:00

AIB Munster GAA Junior Football Semi Final
Templenoe 0-16 Bandon 1-10

By Noel OSullivan PRO Templenoe GAA

A crowd of 1,052 people descended on Clonakilty to witness a hard fought battle between Templenoe and Bandon in the Munster Junior Football semi final. Despite the dry afternoon, the match was played on a very heavy pitch, with little or no wind affecting play.

Templenoe had the ideal start to the match and on the 15th minute had opened up a 0-07 to 0-01 lead over Bandon. The Templenoe scores coming from Cian Hallissey, Patrick Clifford, Danny Cahalane, Killian Spillane and Brian Crowley. Bandons corner back Brian Crowley received a black card in this period. On the 20th minute, Cork Senior player Mark Sugrue, pointed a free, and picked up the resulting kickout to score a goal. Bandon took great heart from these scores, and both teams exchanged two points apiece, to leave the half time score; Templenoe 0-09, Bandon 1-04.

Templenoe had another good start to the 2nd half, and kicked the first three points through Cian Hallissey and Teddy Doyle (2). Matthey McNamara replied for Bandon, but by the 48th minute, Templenoe had further extended their lead to six points.
The last 10 minutes saw Bandon reduce the deficit to four with 2 Mark Sugrue frees. Bandon started pressing for a goal, and very nearly got one with a goalmouth scramble with the ball ending up wide of the post. A well worked Templenoe move resulted in a Killian Spillane point to lift the siege. There was enough time for Mark Sugrue to point another free before the ref blew for full time, leaving Templenoe victorious on a score of Templenoe 0-16, Bandon 1-10.
Teams and Scorers: Templenoe: Cian Hallissey 0-05, Killian Spillane 0-04, Danny Cahalane 0-02, Teddy Doyle 0-02, Sean Sheehan 0-01, Pat Clifford 0-01, Brian Crowley 0-01. Bandon: Mark Sugrue 1-08, Jason Hickey 0-01, Matthey McNamara 0-01

Templenoe: Anthony Sheehan, Kieran ONeill, Tadhg Morley (Captain), Maik Hallissey, Patrick Clifford, John Spillane, Gavin Crowley, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Josh Holland, Brian Crowley, Danny Cahalane, Killian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Cian Hallissey. Subs: Stephen OSullivan, Shane Cremin
Bandon: Pat Prendergast (Captain), Brian Crowley, Kevin Lucey, Eoghan ODonovan, Joe Harrington, Peter Murphy, James ODonovan, Jason Hickey, James Walsh, Philip Crowley, Alan Johnson, David Aherne, Darren Crowley, Ronan Crowley, Mark Sugrue

Templenoe will now play Coolmeen of Clare in the Munster Final in the Mallow GAA Complex on Sunday December 6th at 3:15pm.

Templenoe are in Munster Club Action

County Junior champions, Templenoe are in Munster Junior Club action this coming weekend when they travel to take on Cork standard bearers Bandon Saturday 21 November in Clonakilty at 2pm

Templenoe were certainly very impressive when accounting for many peoples favourites, Glenbeigh-Glencar in the Kerry decider two weeks ago and this will be the Kenmare District clubs maiden voyage in Munster Club action.

Of course once you have navigated the murky waters of the Kerry Club Championship, statistics show that the trick for the Kerry standard bearers is usually to get over the Cork champions and after that, success at national level is in sight. Bandon may be better known as a hurling club but Templenoe would do well not to underestimate the Cork sides credentials given that the Premier Intermediate championship is a pretty competitive one in the neighbouring county, however a repeat of the County Final should give Templenoe their passage to the final.