WHITEGATE extended their unbeaten run in the top division of the Clare Champion Cup when they beat title holders Clonlara on Monday.
Goalkeeper Andrew Fahy again figured prominently amongst their scorers, this time contributing 0-5 to their tally. He converted two 65s, two from 80m and one from 100m in addition to making a couple of excellent saves.
Just one point separated the sides at the interval but Whitegate were the better-balanced outfit and deserved their success.
Whitegate: Andrew Fahy; Cathal Mulvihill, John Bugler, Trevor Kelly; Tommy Holland, Brendan Bugler, Jason Malone; Ian Fahy, John O’Brien; Stephen Malone, Eric Minogue, Michael O’Brien; Michael Dooley, Shane O’Rourke, Patrick Minogue.
Subs: Christopher Jones for Holland; Colin Bleach for M O’Brien.
Clonlara: Ger O’Connell; Senan Nihill, John Moloney, Paul Collins; Brian Woods, Paul Nihill, Diarmuid O’Meara; Tommy Lynch, Jason Murphy; Pat O’Hare, Tomás O’Donovan, William Slattery; Darach Honan, Donal Madden, Cillian Fennessy.
Sub: John Barry for O’Meara.
NEWMARKET continued their good form with this three-goal win over Clarecastle on Monday.
At the end of a low-scoring first half the winners were two points ahead, with the score at 0-6 to 0-4.
Second-half goals from Neil and Colin Ryan and Eoin Hayes helped the Blues to take a commanding lead, which they held to the final whistle.
Seanie Moloney, best known as a forward, lined out at corner-back for Clarecastle, where he did well.
Newmarket: David Woods; Brian Clancy, Stephen Kelly, Eoin McInerney; Paudie Collins, Enda Barrett, Alan Barrett; Martin O’Hanlon, Seán O’Connor; Eoin Hayes, David Barrett, Eoin O’Brien; Neil Ryan, Jim McInerney, Ger Hannon.
Subs: Paul McInerney for Jim McInerney; Colin Ryan for Hannon; Shane O’Brien for E McInerney.
Clarecastle: John Casey; Seanie Moloney, Mark McNamara, Ollie Plunkett; Patrick Kelly, Conor Plunkett, Kevin Clohessy; Tyrone Kearse, Conor O’Gorman; Fergus Ryan, Derek Quinn, Danny Scanlon; Eamonn Callinan, Eric Flynn, Aaron Considine.
Subs: Jonathon Clancy for Flynn; Gareth Barry for Ryan
JUST a point behind having played against the breeze in the first half of this tie at Sixmilebridge on Monday, Crusheen looked to be in a good position heading into the second half. However, the home side had other ideas and they dominated after the break to earn a merited win.
The half-forward line of Caimin Morey, Niall Gilligan and Shane Golden caused a lot of problems for the visitors and between them accounted for the majority of the winner’s scores. They stretched their advantage from one to seven points by the end of the third quarter and there was no way back for Crusheen after this.
Sixmilebridge: Derek Fahy; Tadhg Keogh, Eoin Quinn, Ray McNamara; John Fennessy, Paidi Fitzpatrick, Robert Conlon; Tommy Morey, Anthony Liddane; Caimin Morey, Niall Gilligan, Shane Golden; David O’Connor, Rory Shanahan, Declan Morey.
Sub: Cyril Crowe for O’Connor.
Crusheen: Donal Tuohy; John Brigdale, Cronan Dillon, Gerry O’Grady; Joe Meaney, Cathal Dillon, Ciaran O’Doherty; Tony Meaney, Cian Dillon; Gearóid O’Donnell, Pat Vaughan, Fergus Kennedy; Paddy Meaney, Patrick O’Grady, Conor O’Donnell.
Subs: Dara O’Doherty for Cian Dillon; Jason Greene for Conor O’Donnell; Niall McMahon for P Meaney; Alan Tuohy for G O’Donnell; David Forde for T Meaney.
THREE goals in the opening 10 minutes sent Inagh-Kilnamona on the way to a second successive victory in the Clare Champion Cup when they accounted for Tulla at Dr Daly Park on Monday.
Jamie Davin scored an excellent goal while the others came from Cathal Lafferty and Brian Hehir, both of whom should have been prevented by the Tulla defence.
These early goals put Inagh-Kilnamona into a strong position and by half-time they were eight points clear, with the score at 3-5 to 1-3, Tulla’s goal coming from Ray Stewart.
Inagh-Kilnamona went onto maintain the lead throughout the second half.
Inagh-Kilnamona: Patrick Kelly; Milo Keane, Ronan O’Looney, Brian Glynn; Eamonn Glynn, Tony Carmody, David Hegarty; Ger Arthur, Colm Pilkington; Martin Barry, Cathal Lafferty, Eoin Vaughan; Conor Tierney, Jamie Davin, Brian Hehir.
Subs: Eugene Cullinan for Davin; Briany Foudy for B Glynn.
Tulla: Philip Brennan; Eugene Cooney, Seán Torpey, Karl Quinn; Cian McInerney, Mark Quinn, Brian Lynch; Declan Murphy, Conor O’Halloran; Eanna Torpey, Michael Murphy, Aidan Lynch; Ray Stewart, Andrew Quinn, Shane McNamara.
Subs: Trevor Vaughan for S McNamara; James Littleton for M Quinn; Ciaran Brennan for E Torpey; Cathal Dinan for Stewart.
Great Broadford run continues
St Joseph’s 0-16
BROADFORD made it five wins from five outings when they accounted for St Joseph’s in a lively Division 2A encounter at Gurteen on Monday.
At one stage in the second half it looked as if the game would not finish as referee Tom Stackpool left the field when players from both sides got involved in a row.
However, after he spoke with officials from both sides, he returned and play resumed.
St Joseph’s played with the aid of the breeze and led at the break on a score of 0-13 to 1-4. In the second half, Broadford got on top and dominated the exchanges. The winner’s goals came from Niall Moloney and Kieran O’Connell. Shane O’Connor (0-6) and Ivor White (0-5) were the home side’s top scorers.
Broadford: Kevin Ryan; Dara Corcoran, Ciaran Corcoran, John Corcoran; Cathal Chaplin, Aidan O’Brien, James Gunning; Peter O’Brien, Craig Chaplin; Mark Moloney, John Clogan, Niall Moloney; Kieran O’Connell, Padraic Taylor, Pádraig Hickey.
Sub: Declan Teefy for M Moloney.
St Joseph’s: Paul Madden; Marty O’Regan, Ken Kennedy, Cathal O’Sullivan; Gary Hassett, Mark Hallinan, Darragh O’Driscoll; Ivor White, Kevin Dilleen; Seán Flynn, Noel Brody, Damian Kennedy; Paul Dullaghan, Declan Malone, Shane O’Connor.
Subs: Michael Cullinan for O’Sullivan; Greg Lyons for Flynn; Colm Mullen for O’Connor; Enda Lyons for Dullaghan.
KILMALEY and Tubber shared the spoils in this tie played at Kilmaley on Monday afternoon. At the end of a very even first half the home side led by a point, 1-6 to 1-5, with Diarmuid McMahon having scored the home side’s first goal.
The goalscorers for Tubber on the evening were Eamonn Taaffe and Ger O’Connor.
Kilmaley: Kieran Dillon; Martin O’Connor, Noel Casey, Seán Talty; Colin McGuane, Alan Markham, Eoin O’Malley; Kenneth Kennedy, Niall McGuane; Conor McMahon, Diarmuid McMahon, Conor Neylon; Shane Darcy, Seamus Hurley, Pádraig Talty.
Subs: Declan Clancy for Hurley; John Clohessy for O’Malley; Stephen McNamara for Darcy.
Tubber: Paul Waters; Paul Fogarty, Eoin Ruane, Justin McMahon; Tommy Lee, Conor Earley, Mark Earley; Patrick O’Connor, Kevin Conroy; Shane O’Connor, Clive Earley, Ger Brohan; Dara O’Connor, Eamonn Taaffe, Ger O’Connor.
Subs: Fergal O’Grady for Conroy; Cyril Cunningham for D O’Connor; David Quinn for Brohan.
Wolfe Tones 3-10
Éire Óg 1-15
WOLFE Tones were nine points behind as this game approached the three-quarter stage on Monday but they fought their way back and a goal from Daithí O’Connell with the final puck of the game earned them a fortunate victory.
Éire Óg, with an excellent goal from Danny Russell, led at the break 1-9 to 1-4 and they extended their advantage early in the second half. Indeed, they would not have been flattered had they a greater lead as the game reached the three-quarter stage.
Wolfe Tones fought their was back into contention, however, and Éire Óg were rattled when O’Connell struck for his second goal of the game.
Wolfe Tones: Ray Carley; Joe McGauley, Jamie Roughan, John Coen; Frank Lohan, Bobby McPhillips, Seán Cahill; Brian O’Connell, Seán Condron; David Reidy, Stephen McInerney, Brendan Hughes; Daithí O’Connell, Gareth McPhillips, Gary Leahy.
Subs: Daniel Gallery for Leahy; Jamie Walker for G McPhillips; Declan O’Rourke for Condron.
Éire Óg: Jamie Denieffe; Stephen Guilfoyle, Mark Fitzgerald, Aaron Fitzgerald; Cathal Whelan, Kevin Moynihan, Damian McMahon; John Brennan, Tom Downes; Graham Glynn, Barry Nugent, Niall Daly; Danny Russell, Ronan Keane, Fiachra Connellan.
HELPED by a goal from Tony Griffin, Ballyea led at half-time on a score of 1-6 to 0-7 in this Saturday evening game.
The second half was a low-scoring affair in which Scariff, despite their best efforts, just could not get back on terms. Their goal came from a 20m free taken by goalkeeper Brendan McNamara. Tony Griffin was, again, his side’s top scorer, contributing all but two points of their total.
Ballyea: Shane O’Neill; Eamonn Griffin, Frankie Griffin, David Sheehan; James Murphy, Niall Keane, Francie O’Reilly; Alan Carigg, Alan Marrinan; Gearóid O’Connell, Cormac Murphy, Brian Murphy; Declan Keane, Tony Griffin, Brian Chambers.
Subs: Barry Coffey for B Murphy; Donal Chambers for D Keane; Alan Hehir for B Chambers.
Scariff: Brendan McNamara; Cathal Nash, Barry McNamara, Jim Minogue; Damian O’Grady, Enda Murphy, Conor McNamara; Michael Scanlan, Shane Corry; Ross Horan, Michael Moroney, Alphie Rodgers; Barry Murphy, Kenny McNamara, Shane Mulvihill.
Sub: Austin Madden for Mulvihill.
O’Callaghan’s Mills 0-17
A CONTRIBUTION of 10 points from Adrian Flaherty helped O’Callaghan’s Mills to victory over Corofin on Monday evening.
The winners led from the start and were 0-11 to 0-5 in front at half-time. Corofin had a goal chance but Kevin Heagney’s effort was saved by John Cooney.
O’Callaghan’s Mills: John Cooney; Ger Frost, Jamie Shanahan, Gerry Cooney; Pat Donnellan, Diarmuid Hehir, Damian Noonan; Niall Donovan, Conor Cooney; Adrian Flaherty, Cathal McKeogh, Enda McNamara; James McMahon, Pádraig McKeogh, Rory Neville.
Subs: Declan Donovan for Shanahan. Fergus Donovan for C McKeogh.
Corofin: Kevin Raftery; Pat Ryan, Luke O’Loughlin, Martin Tierney; Dara Shannon, Dara Clancy, Fionn Clancy; Neil Killeen, Ollie O’Loughlin; Stephen Heagney, Donnacda Kelleher Declan Lee; Eamonn Malone, Kevin Heagney, Eamonn Dunne.
Sub: Killian O’Loughlin for Malone.
Strong Smith O’Brien’s stay top
Smith O’Briens 5-14
SMITH O’Brien’s remain unbeaten and top of Division 2B following this victory over an understrength Bodyke on Saturday evening.
Goals from Shane O’Brien (2) Pat Ahern, Seanie Conway and Eoin Ryan helped the Killaloe side to their fifth win of the campaign.
Points came from O’Brien – he finished with a tally of 2-6 – Trevor Howard and John Cusack as they ran out comfortable winners.
Smith O’Brien’s: Mark McInerney; Mike Flynn, Seamus Gleeson, Paul McKeogh; Trevor Howard, Pat Vaughan, Shane Tuohy; Brian McInerney, John Cusack; Willie Neary, Pat Ahern, Anthony O’Sullivan; Pa Kennedy, Shane O’Brien, Seanie Conway.
Subs: Brian McKeogh for B McInerney; Eoin Ryan for Conway; Kevin Walsh for O’Sullivan.
Bodyke: Seán Doyle; Gavin Moroney, Caimin Treacy, Shane Walsh; Colin Molloy, Ivan Pio McNamara, Seán McGrath; PJ Kelleher, Ciaran Walsh; Keith Quigley, Colm Madden, John Fitzgerald; Danny Maguire, Tomás MacConmara, Oisín Molloy.
Subs: Ian Molloy for Danny McGuire; Manus McGuire for Shane Walsh; Keith O’Donnell for Gavin Moroney; Diarmaid Walsh for Colin Molloy; Brian O’Grady for Seán McGrath.
IN a high-scoring tie on Saturday evening Ruan emerged as winners over Killanena.
Brendan Lyons scored two excellent goals for the winners, whose other goalscorers were Aidan Lynch, Eoin Hanrahan and John Punch.
Fintan McNamara, Stephen Moloney and Alan McNamara were the goalscorers for the Killanena men.
Ruan: Pakie Roughan; Gary Bell, Niall O’Connor, Leon Quirke; Pádraig Guthrie, Killian Ryan, Dara Roughan; Caimin Howard, Tadhg Hanrahan; Michael Vaughan, Aidan Lynch, Shane Ryan; Eoin Hanrahan, John Punch, Brendan Lyons.
Subs: Kevin O’Regan for Vaughan; Patrick Keegan for S Ryan.
Killanena: David Noone; Barry Noone, Joe Clancy, Stephen McMahon; Kieran Glynn, Alan McNamara, John O’Mara; Michael Noone, Jack Houlihan; Ronan Flaherty, Brian McNamara, Declan Noonan; Pat Noone, Fintan McNamara, Stephen Moloney.
Subs: Liam McNamara for Moloney; Michael Noonan for D Noonan.
OGONNELLOE led by two goals at half-time in this tie played on Saturday evening, with Michael Noel Bugler and John McKenna responsible for the first-half goals.
The score at half time was 2-7 to 0-7. Clarecastle, for whom Jason Considine scored a goal, tried to get back in the second half but the East Clare men held firm and were deserving winners on the day.
Ogonnelloe: John McMahon; Michael Mooney, Michael Costelloe, Henry Mooney; Michael O’Brien, Patrick Barton, Thomas Condon; John O’Brien, Barry Kiely; Paul Healy, Henry Vaughan, Ozer McMahon; Michael Noel Bugler, John McKenna, Raymond Dreelon.
Subs: Dermot Dinan for McMahon; Joe Mooney for B Kiely; Patrick Mooney for McKenna.
Clarecastle: Niall Quinn; Barry Lynch, Eoin Brennan, Ciaran Lynch; Cathal Lynch, Andrew Page, Eoin Concannon; Fergus Griffin, Stephen Malone; Anthony Griffey, John Pyne, Jason Considine; Conor Donlon, Colin Higgins, Brian Lynch.
Subs: Barry Lyons for Pyne; Adam Healy for B Lynch; Frank Barry for Griffin; Blaize Talty for Higgins.
FEAKLE scored a comfortable win over Ennistymon in this tie played at the North Clare club’s venue on Monday evening.
Five points clear at half time when the score was 0-7 to 0-2, they continued to hold the upperhand in the second half and a goal from Seán O’Grady helped them to a well-deserved win against an Ennistymon side that was short a number of regulars.