Sunday, October 28, 2007

Novice County Championship Quarter Final

Cromane 1-09 Listry 0-05

Cromane set up a semi-final meeting with Churchill following this workmanlike win over Listry in Cromane on Sunday.

A strong wind blowing in off Castlemaine Harbour meant that free-flowing football was hard to find but the sides did manage to produce a competitive game. Cromane faced that wind in the first half and led by 1-4 to 0-5 at half time. Their goal game came after some quick-thinking from Seán O’Sullivan. He netted a rebound after his quickly taken 14-yard free was initially parried by Listry’s stand-in goalkeeper James Mannix.

Listry, with Stephen Brosnan having a mighty battle with Donnchadh Walsh, were ultimately too wasteful in that first half and failed to score during the second 30 minutes. Cromane, with Peter O’Reilly and James Foley dominant in the backs, took time to settle in the second period . They gradually got on top and as Listry tired and reeled off four points in a ten-minute spell in the second half. The pick came from the industrious Seán Walsh who slotted home, wind-assisted, from 50 yards out.

Cromane: Seán O’Sullivan 1-2 (0-1 free), Seán Walsh 0-2, Donnchadh Walsh, JP McCarthy, Francis Casey, Emmett Casey and Paul Patrick O’Sullivan 0-1 each

Listry: Ger O’Shea 0-2 frees, John Foley, Kieran O’Donoghue and David Nolan 0-1 each

Team: Liam Walsh; Peter O’Reilly, James Foley, Noel Foley; Damien Quigg, Colm Joy, John O’Sullivan; Donnchadh Walsh, Michael Teahan; Sean O’Sullivan, Paul P O’Sullivan, JP McCarthy; Seán Walsh, Francis Casey, Emmet Casey. Subs: Maurice O’Shea, Cian O’Keeffe and Seán O’Reilly.

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