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Table-topping Doonbeg secure semi-final spot

Doonbeg 2-8Kilmurry Ibrickane 0-6 Doonbeg remain top of the Cusack Cup table following their eight-point defeat of Kilmurry-Ibrickane last Saturday evening. The sides were tied at 0-4 each at halftime while Shane Ryan and David Tubridy scored the Doonbeg goals in the second period. Kilmurry, who were minus some frontline players including Peter O’Dwyer, who was in the US, kicked 16 wides in total.Newly re-appointed manager Micheál McDermott will at least reflect on the fact that Kilmurry are creating, if not taking, all of their chances. Both sides have two games left and while Doonbeg are definitely through to the semi-final, Kilmurry are almost certain to join them if they defeat Cooraclare in their next league outing. Doonbeg: Nigel Dillon; Joe Blake, Pádraig Gallagher, Conor Whelan; Richie Vaughan, David Downes, Padraic Aherne; Colm Dillon, Enda Doyle; Shane O’Brien, Frank O’Dea, David Tubridy; Jamie Whelan, Shane Ryan, Conor Downes. Subs: Brian Egan for Shane O’Brien. Kilmurry Ibrickane: Peter O’Dwyer; Martin McMahon, …

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