Clooney-Quin 0-13 Crusheen 0-12
CLOONEY-Quin earned the bragging rights when they pipped their neighbours in the Clare Champion Cup Division 1 tie at Crusheen on Monday.
They went into the game without a number of key players due to injury including Conor Harrison, Derek Ryan, Brian Shalley, Joe O’Loughlin and Donnacda Murphy. They were further hit during the course of the game losing Sean and Paudie Ward and Cillian Duggan to injury in the opening half.
Crusheen were also forced to make changes to their starting line-up due to injury with Pat Vaughan ruled out, while Alan Brigdale was unavailable. Early in the game, they lost full-back Cronan Dillon to injury, which is a concern ahead of their opening championship tie next week.
The sides were evenly matched throughout, which is reflected in the fact that the teams were level on nine occasions.
Clooney-Quin were 0-5 to 0-4 ahead after a very poor opening half in which both sides were guilty of missed chances.
They both displayed greater urgency on the changeover and they were level at 0-8 each at the three-quarter stage.
Points were swapped four times before Fergal Lynch hit the winner in the first minute of injury time.
Substitute Peter Duggan was one of the winners’ stars on the evening contributing 0-7 to their tally from frees, play and an excellent effort from a line ball.
Clooney-Quin: Damian O’Halloran; Tony McMahon, Shane McNamara, Brian McInerney; Adrian Fleming, Cillian Duggan, Enda Harrisson; Paudie Ward, Sean Conheady; Ronan Gallagher, Mike McNamara, Cathal Egan; Martin Duggan, Fergal Lynch (0-3), John Earls (0-3).
Subs: Sean Ward for P Ward (inj, 4 minutes); Peter Duggan (0-7) for S Ward (in 21 minutes); Mike Daffy for C Duggan (inj 21 minutes); Ruairi McNamara for Fleming (50 minutes).
Crusheen: Donal Tuohy; John Brigdale, Cronan Dillon, Conor O’Loughlin; Ciarán O’Doherty (0-2), Cian Dillon, Cathal Dillon; Fergus Kennedy (0-10), Tony Meaney; Gearóid O’Donnell, Joe Meaney (0-5), David Forde (0-2); Paddy Meaney, Gerry O’Grady (0-1), Conor O’Donnell (0-1).
Subs: Jason Greene for Cronan Dillon (inj 7 minutes); Jamie Fitzgibbon for P Meaney; Alan Tuohy for G O’Donnell.
Referee: Andrew Monaghan (Tubber).
Sixmilebridge 5-14 Whitegate 0-10
SIXMILEBRIDGE got back to winning ways thanks to a 5-14 to 0-10 run over Whitegate in Round 4 on Friday evening at Whitegate.
The team showed a number of changes from the side which went under to Tulla a week earlier with Niall Gilligan back in the starting line-up along with eight members of the U-21 championship-winning side, including two of the current Clare minor team, Seadna Morey and Jamie Shanahan, who made his senior club debut.
The visitors had the better of the opening half and led by three goals at the interval, 3-6 to 0-6. The Clare Cup champions increased their lead throughout the second half to pick up the two points on offer.
Amongst the goal scorers were Niall Gilligan, Shane Golden, Jamie Shanahan and Declan Morey.
Sixmilebridge: Derek Fahy; Tadhg Keogh, Aidan Quilligan, Trevor Purcell; Paul Fitzpatrick, John Fennessy, Barry O’Connor; Shane Golden, Pa Sheehan; Seadhna Morey, Rory Shanahan, David O’Connor; Declan Morey, Niall Gilligan, Jamie Shanahan.
Subs: Tommy Morey for R Shanahan, Anthony Liddane for S Morey, Brian Culbert for J Shanahan.
Whitegate: Andrew Fahy; Cathal Mulvihill, John Buglar, Trevor Kelly; Patrick Minogue, Jason Malone, Christy Jones; Tomás McNamara, John Minogue; Michael O’Brien, Ian Fahy, George Waterstone; Eoin Quirke, Shane O’Rourke, Stephen Malone.
Subs: John O’Brien for S Malone.
Tulla 1-20 Clarecastle 1-15
CLARECASTLE slumped to their third loss in-a-row when they went down to Tulla at Dr Daly Park on Monday but of greater concern to them at this stage of the season will be the injury picked up by the experienced Conor Plunkett, which looks like keeping him out of the game for a while.
A goal from Danny O’Halloran helped the home side to lead at half-time on a score of 1-11 to 0-9. Clarecastle battled back in the second half but they were guilty of some bad misses. Inter-county man Jonathon Clancy was their goalscorer but Tulla emerged with the points a week after they had proved too strong for a fancied Sixmilebridge side.
Tulla: Philip Brennan; John Fahy, Sean Torpey, Eugene Cooney; Donnacda McNamara, Mark Quinn, Paul Lynch; Cathal Dinan, Conor O’Halloran; Darragh Corry, David McInerney, Ciarán Brennan; Aidan Lynch, Eanna Torpey, Danny O’Halloran.
Subs: Raymond Steward for D O’Halloran; Trevor Vaughan for D McInerney; Mike Murphy for C Brennan(inj).
Clarecastle: Donogh Murphy; Seanie Moloney, Conor Plunkett, Ollie Plunkett; Fergus Ryan, Patrick Kelly, Stephen O’Halloran; Danny Scanlan, Eric Flynn; Tyrone Kearse, Kieran O’Dwyer, Dara Moloney; Aaron Considine, Derek Quinn, Jonathon Clancy.
Subs: Kevin Clohessy for C Plunkett (inj) Jamie O’Connor for Flynn.
Newmarket 3-15 Wolfe Tones 0-12
NEWMARKET were always in control in this tie against their neighbours, Wolfe Tones, at Shannon on Monday. The home side weren’t helped by the sending off of Shane Chambers in the 20th minute when he picked up a second yellow card.
Helped by a goal from Colin Ryan, the winners went to the break 1-7 to 0-3 ahead and from here on they were on top.
Second-half goals from substitutes Jim McInerney and Anthony Kilmartin helped them to an easy victory.
Newmarket: Kieran Devitt; Niall O’Connor, Stephen Kelly, Eoin O’Brien; Brian Clancy, Enda Barrett, Darren O’Connor; Martin O’Hanlon, Sean O’Connor; Noel Frawley, David Barrett, Enda Kelly; Tommy Griffin, Colin Ryan, Eoin Hayes.
Subs: Paudie Collins for D O’Connor; James Liddy for Hayes; Jim McInerney for N Frawley A Kilmartin for Griffin.
Wolfe Tones: Paul Hogan; Niall Murphy, Bobby McPhillips, Joe McGauley; Shane Chambers, Barry Loughnane, Brendan Hughes; Daithi O’Connell, Stephen McInerney; Alan Hehir, Declan O’Rourke, Aaron Cunningham; Paul Walsh, Ronan Hehir, Kevin McCafferty.
Subs: Mark Egan for Walsh; John Madigan for McInerney.
Inagh-Kilnamona 2-12 Broadford 0-11
A GOAL in each half from Ger Arthur helped Inagh-Kilnamona to another brace of points when they proved too strong for Broadford at Scariff on Monday evening.
Broadford got off to a good start and led 0-7 to 0-4 going into the second quarter. However, Inagh-Kilnamona finished the half strongly and when the half-time whistle sounded they were 1-7 to 0-7 in front.
Ten minutes into the second half, Arthur got through for a second goal and from here on, the winners held an edge.
Inagh-Kilnamona: Patrick Kelly; Milo Keane, Brian Glynn, Dermot Lynch; Ronan O’Looney, Eamonn Glynn, Colm Pilkington; Shane Griffin. Tomas Kelly; Niall Arthur, Cathal Lafferty, Damian Lafferty; Ger Arthur, Stephen Twomey, Conor Tierney.
Subs: Eoin Vaughan for Twomey, Brian Foudy for S Griffin; Cathal Griffin for D Lafferty, Paul O’Looney for N Arthur; Dermot Gannon for Tierney.
Broadford: Cian O’Brien; John Corcoran, Aidan O’Brien, Peter O’Brien; Alan Kilcoyne, Cathal Chaplin, Kieran O’Connell; James Gunning, Dara Corcoran; Mark Moloney, Aonghus O’Brien, Craig Chaplin; Declan Teefy, Pádraig Hickey, Padraic Taylor.
Subs: Stephen Gunning for Teefy; Craig Shanahan for Taylor; Alan McMahon for D Corcoran.