Sunday, March 18, 2007

County League Rd.1

Scartaglin 1-07 Cromane 1-08

Cromane Seniors travelled to Scartaglen on Sunday last in the opening round of this years Co. League. The game was played in atrocious conditions with heavy hailstone showers from the north and a strong wind. Scartaglen had the aid of the wind in the first half but it was Cromane who were first to score and proved the winner with a point by Donnachadh Walsh. Scartaglen dominated the half kicking 5 points including 3 frees. Cromane put a great move together and was finished to the net for a goal by John O’Sullivan. Scartaglen finished the scoring of the half with 2 points one from a free and one from play to leave the half time score 0-7 to 1-1.

In the second half Cromane with the aid of the wind had 2 quick points from play both from Donnachadh Walsh. Mid-way through the half they added to their score with another 2 converted free’s 1 from Gary McGrath and 1 from Donnachadh Walsh. Then came the greatest score of the game which was a point from play from Donnacadh Walsh, followed by a great long range free from Sean O’Sullivan which went over the bar to leave them ahead by 3 points. Gary McGrath put Cromane 4 points ahead with a converted free after Cian O’Keefe was fouled. Scartaglen scored a goal in the closing stages of normal time to leave the minimum between the sides. Scartaglen went all out to find the equaliser but Cromane stood firm and the final score was Cromane 1-8 Scartaglen 1-7.

Cromane: Connie Riordan, Peter O’Reilly, Noel Foley, Fionan Walsh, John O’Sullivan, Colm Joy, Michael Teahan, Donnachadh Walsh, Colin O’Sullivan, Sean O’Sullivan, John Paul McCarthy, Francis Casey, Paul P.O’Sullivan, Gary McGrath, David Moroney. Subs used: Maurice O’Shea, Cian O’Kefee, others were Liam Walsh, Martin Sweeney, Niall Dennehy, Liam Teahan, Emmet Casey, Mike O’Sullivan, Sean O’Sullivan, Noel O’Reilly and Jerome Houlihan.

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