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Confident Kilrush win keeps them top of the table

Kilrush 0-15
Cratloe 1-6

KILRUSH scored a comprehensive six-point win over Cratloe in Kilrush last Saturday evening. The win keeps the West Clare club top of the Garry Cup table.
Looking very fit, Kilrush led 0-11 to 0-3 at the interval, having played with the aid of the breeze.
Cratloe, who were without Seán and Pádraig Collins, Enda Boyce and Barry Duggan, played a little better on the resumption but never threatened to overhaul the home club.

Kilrush: Tony Burke; Chris Dixon, Donal O’Sullivan, Cathal Lyons; Con O’Brien, John Hayes, Matthew Moloney; Paddy Clancy, Martin Griffin; Brendan Crowley, Alan Daly, Peadar McMahon; Stephen Sweeney, Jim Young, Ruairí O’Connor.
Subs: Eoin Fitzgerald, Seamus Bolton, John Ryan, Dermot O’Brien.
Cratloe: Jamie Joyce; Seán Hynan, Michael Hawes, Wes de Loughrey; Liam Markham, Conor Ryan, Barry Gleeson; Kane O’Shea, Kevin Browne; Robert Conlon, Pádraig Chaplin, Dean de Loughrey; Cathal McInerney, Conor McGrath, Patrick O’Gorman.
Subs: Philip Gleeson, John Lawrence Boyce, David Ryan.


Doora-Barefield 2-10
Kilmihil 1-9

ST JOSEPH’S Doora-Barefield won this game in the opening half when they led the home team 1-8 to 1-2 at the interval. Despite playing into the face of a fairly strong breeze into the dressing-room end, St Joseph’s played some nice football and put over several impressive scores.
Eoin Kane scored the winners’ goal, while Mark O’Connell scored an opportunist goal at the opposite end as St Josesph’s failed to deal with a speculative long ball from distance.
With Greg Lyons playing good football after being introduced as a first-half substitute, Barefield continued to hold the upper hand in the second period.

Barefield: Declan O’Keeffe; Niall White, Kevin Dilleen, Caimin O’Connor; Donal O’Sullivan, Ivor White, Damien Kennedy; Mark Rafferty, Mark Canavan; Anthony Halpin, Colm Mullen, David O’Brien; Enda Lyons, Cathal O’Sullivan, Eoin Kane.
Subs: Greg Lyons, Seán Flynn, Eanna O’Braonain, Paul Dullagahan, Johnny O’Brien.
Kilmihil: Johnny O’ Sullivan; Conor Crowley, Laurence Murray, Shane Egan; Karl Downes, Rory Mulhally, Derek O’Connell; David Ryan, Timmy Ryan; Philip Ryan, Mark O’Connell, Colm O’Gorman; Shane Egan, Paul Finnucane, Declan Downes.
Subs: Anthony Downes, Mark Coughlan, Cathal Daly.
Referee: Tom Stackpoole (Ennistymon).

Ennistymon 1-15
St Breckan’s 0-6

ENNISTYMON scored an emphatic win over St Breckan’s in the Garry Cup last Saturday in Lisdoonvarna.
The winners led by nine points, 1-7 to 0-1, at half time, with David Murphy scoring the game’s lone goal.
St Breckan’s made more of a fight of it during the second half but they were never going to threaten to overturn Ennistymon’s sizeable interval advantage.

Ennistymon: Shane Keane; Brian McDonagh, Brian Sexton, James Murphy; David McInerney, Willie Murphy, Michael O’Loughlin; John McInerney, Francis O’Loughlin; Brian Conway, Robert McDonagh, Michael McDonagh; David Murphy, Joe Dowling, Danny Rouine.
Subs: Wayne Griffin, Martin Barry, David Davenport, Ronan Linnane.
St Breckan’s: Graham O’Neill;
Raphael Considine, Conor Howley, Michael Flanagan; Noel McDonagh, Denis O’Driscoll, Cathal Blood; Darragh Considine, Stephen Tierney; Cormac Hehir, Seán Cormican, Pat Nagle; John Stack, Conor Cormican, Adrian Linnane.
Subs: Declan Curtin, John McDonagh.

Lissycasey  1-7
Wolfe Tones  0-9

LISSYCASEY scored their second win in a week in the Garry Cup when they overcame the challenge of Wolfe Tones at Shannon last Friday evening.
A goal from Gerard Murphy, midway through the first half, proved decisive in the visitors’ victory in what was a well-contested game.
The home side had started well and had gone into a three-point lead with points from Kevin Cahill and Jamie Roughan before David Considine opened Lissycasey’s account. Murphy’s goal gave them the lead but Chris Dunning raced up from defence to shoot the equaliser for the Tones and leave the half-time score 1-2 to 0-5.
Facing into the breeze for the second half, Lissycasey looked to be in trouble but they played their best football in this period, with Martin O’Connor outstanding in defence while elsewhere Cathal Hill, Shane Normoyle, Colin Lynch and Alan Nagle continued to make valuable contributions.
Inside the last quarter, Lissycasey went three points clear but the home side staged a strong rally and points from Cahill and Gary Leahy cut the deficit to a point. In the final play of the game they had a chance to level but David Reidy shot wide when under pressure from Martin O’Connor.
Wolfe Tones’ Kevin Cahill picked up a second yellow card at the final whistle.

Lissycasey: Shane Normoyle; Michael Melican, Seán Hill, Martin O’Connor; Gerry Moran, Cathal Hill, Daniel Clohessy; Enda Finnucane, Colin Lynch; Ger Murphy, Danny Lynch, Alan Nagle; Paul Nagle, David Considine, Oisín Talty;
Subs: James Kelly for Moran; Dermot Nagle for Talty; Derek McMahon for Considine.
Wolfe Tones: Jason Casey; Eoin Danagher, Seán Brennan, Colin McCaul; Chris Dunning, Stephen McInerney, Brendan Hughes; Joe McGauley, Patsy Keyes; Daniel Gallery, David Reidy, Jamie Roughan; Kevin Cahill, Johnnie Bridges, Gary Leahy.

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