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Scariff on top in East Clare derby

Scariff 0-16
Broadford 2-8

Scariff will compete in the Senior B Championship in the coming weeks after this merited win over their neighbours Broadford on Saturday last in Cusack Park.

Aidan O’Brien of Broadford in action against Kenny McNamara of Scariff.They led from the outset and while Broadford tried hard to get in front in the closing stages, Scariff were deserving winners on the day.
Both were out of contention for a place in the knock-out stage of the championship prior to their meeting on Saturday but there was still a lot to play for as neither wanted to be in the relegation battle.
It is a particularly disappointing result for Broadford who were in the championship quarter-finals last year and who reached the latter stages of the Clare Champion cup earlier this season.
Scariff were in a strong position when they took a two-point lead to half-time, 0-6 to 0-4, after playing against the breeze.
They extended their lead early in the second half but then Cathal Chaplin scored a goal for Broadford when he converted a penalty.
Some excellent points from Barry Murphy, who was on target from both play and frees, ensured Scariff remained in front.
Stephen Gunning’s goal closed the gap to the minimum but a long-range effort from Scariff goalkeeper Brendan McNamara cemented victory for his side.
Scariff’s win came with the East Clare men playing without the injured Ross Horan and Michael Scanlan, both of whom are likely to be out for the remainder of the season.
The foundations for the win were laid in the half-back line where Diarmuid Nash excelled and he received great support from Conor McNamara and Enda Murphy.
As mentioned, Barry Murphy excelled in attack while Kenny McNamara also got through a lot of good work in this sector.

Scariff: Brendan McNamara; Jim Minogue, Darragh Kelly, Pádraig Brody; Diarmuid Nash, Conor McNamara, Enda Murphy; Matthew Horan, Shane Corry; Evan McNamara, Kenny McNamara, Patrick Moroney; Barry Murphy, Michael Moroney, Alphie Rodgers.
Subs: Shane Mulvihill for Corry; Damian O’Grady for Horan.

Broadford: Kevin Ryan; John Corcoran, Aidan O’Brien, Mark Moloney; James Gunning, John Clogan, Niall Moloney; Cathal Chaplin, Alan Kilcoyne; Ciarán Corcoran, Peter O’Brien, Pádraic Taylor; Craig Chaplin, Aonghus O’Brien, Stephen Gunning.
Subs: Padraig Hickey for Kilcoyne; Dara Corcoran for C Corcoran.


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