St Joseph’s 2-5
TWO second-half goals from Enda Lyons helped St Joseph’s to a narrow win over Lissycasey in their Garry Cup tie played at Gurteen on Saturday evening.
Lissycasey went to the break leading by a goal, 1-4 to 0-4 with the goal coming from Danny Lynch. They should have been in a stronger position at this stage but it was a different story in the second half.
The switch of Kevin Dilleen to midfield early in the second half helped give the Doora-Barefield side the upperhand in this vital area and this resulted in a plentiful supply of ball to their forwards. With Colm Mullen directing operations from the 40’, they piled the pressure on the Lissycasey defence and Lyons capitalised when the goal chances came this way.
Mullen kicked three good points while David O’Brien and Lyons also had points on a day when Declan O’Keeffe, Seán Flynn, Gavin O’Sullivan and Niall White also impressed.
Cathal Doohan, until injured, Cathal Hill, Gerard Murphy, Colin Lynch and Alan Nagle did best for Lissycasey.
St Joseph’s: Declan O’Keeffe; Ger Fannin, Kevin Dilleen, Seán Flynn; Eanna O’Braonain, Niall White, Gavin O’Sullivan; Mark Hallinan, Mark Raftery; Paul Dullaghan, Colm Mullen, David O’Brien; Enda Lyons, Cathal O’Sullivan, Eoin Kane.
Subs: Caimin O’Connor for O’Sullivan (inj), Stephen Barron for O’Connor.
Lissycasey: Shane Normoyle; Michael Melican, Seán Hill, Martin O’Connor; Cathal Hill, Cathal Doohan, Gerry Moran; Matt O’Shea, James Kelly; Gerard Murphy, Colin Lynch, Alan Nagle; David Considine, Danny Lynch Paul Nagle.
Subs: Oisín Talty for O’Connor (inj); Dermot Nagle for Doohan (inj).
Kilrush drop first point this season
GARRY Cup leaders Kilrush dropped their first point in this year’s campaign when they were held to a draw by Ennistymon at the North Clare club’s venue last weekend.
It was Ennistymon who came from behind to earn what could yet prove to be a vital point.
The North Clare side had slightly the better of the first-half exchanges and led by two points at half-time when the score was 0-5 to 0-3.
Kilrush have reason to be disappointed that they weren’t in a better position at this stage as they failed to score from the penalty spot just before the short whistle, Seán Burke’s effort failing to find the target.
Points from Burke, Peadar McMahon and Alan Daly helped the West Clare men to open a two-point lead, 0-7 to 0-4, midway through the second half. Danny Rouine, scored his third point of the afternoon to keep the home side in touch and then, with time ticking away, Robert McDonagh hit the leveller.
Ennistymon: Eoin Sexton; Brian McDonagh, James Murphy, Michael O’Loughlin; Brian Sexton, Lawrence Healy, David McInerney; Willie Murphy, Francis O’Loughlin; Danny Rouine, John McInerney, Seán McConigley; David Murphy, Joe Dowling, Brian Conway;
Sub: Robert McDonagh.
Kilrush: Tony Burke; Niall Gilbride, Chris Dixon, Cathal Lyons; Con O’Brien, John Hayes, Matthew Moloney, Martin Griffin, Paddy Clancy; Brendan Crowley, Sean Burke, Peadar McMahon; Rory O’Connor, Jim Young, Alan Daly.
Sub: Padjoe McGrath.
St Breckan’s 2-11
ST Breckan’s made the journey to Cratloe on Sunday and scored an impressive win against a side that lined out without a number of regulars.
Goals from Pat Nagle from a penalty and Seán Cormican helped the Lisdoonvarna side to this victory on a day when Conor McGrath was the South East Clare side’s goalscorer.
St Breckan’s: Graham O’Neill; Raphael Considine, Tony McGann, Michael Reddan; Noel Mc Donagh, Denis O’Driscoll, Seán Howley; Dara Considine, Stephen Tierney; Mark Hawes, Seán Cormican, Pat Nagle; John Stack, Conor Cormican, Michael Hogan.
Cratloe: Jamie Joyce; Michael Hawes, Seán Hynan, Barry Gleeson; Seán Chaplin, Liam Markham, Dean De Loughrey; Conor Ryan, Kevin Browne; Pádraig Chaplin, Brian Phelan, Patrick O’Gorman; Conor McGrath, David Ryan, Damian Browne.
Wolfe Tones 2-6
AN outstanding display from Timmy Ryan who kicked no less than 11 points, inspired Kilmihil to this victory over Wolfe Tones in this tie played at Shannon on Saturday.
They were 0-9 to 1-1 in front at half-time with Ryan landing seven of those first-half scores. In fairness to Wolfe Tones, it must be pointed out that they were without a number of regulars who had, earlier in the afternoon, helped the club to win the U-21B hurling title.
The goalscorers for the Shannon side on the day were Kevin Cahill and substitute Terry Duggan.