In-form Cooley get off to a flyer
COOLEY Kickhams comprehensively beat Naomh Mairtin in a delayed throw-in at Fr Mc Evoy Park on Sunday.
In a game the home side dominated throughout, Brian White got the ball rolling with three well taken frees.
Things would get even worse for the Mairtins when Jason Long blasted home from close range to give the men from the peninsula a seven point lead. A late Nicky McDonnell point meant the Mairtins went in at the break 1-5 to 0-2 behind.
Any chances of a Mairtins comeback were soon extinguished when Sean Donnelly scored Cooley's second goal of the afternoon to give his side a comfortable lead.
Brian White's fifth point put twelve between the sides and Cooley's victory was rubberstamped when Sean Donnelly scored a well taken point late on.
COOLEY KICKHAMS: Neil Gallagher; Ross Dullaghan, Keith White, Richard Brennan; Conor Rafferty, Darren Marks 0-1, Shane Marks 0-1; MJ Hanlon 0-1, Brian White 0-5; Patrick McGrath, Aoghan McGuinness 0-1, Michael Rafferty 0-1; Patrick Sheelan 0-1, Sean Donnelly 1-1, Jason long 1-1. Subs Alan Page for Ross Dullaghan, Emmet Page for Patrick Sheelan, Ronan Hanlon for Sean Donnelly, Alan O Reilly for Richard Brennan, Michael Kane for Brian White.
NAOMH MAIRTIN: Jamie Mullholland; Eoin Wright, Paul Campbell, Eamon McQuillan; Thomas Sullivan, David Delaney, Benny Reilly; Gavin Mooney, Mick Fanning; Paul Berrill, Nicky Mc Donnell 0-1, Carl Courtney; Brian McQuillan, Stephen Campbell, Brian Berrill 0-2. Subs: Val Leddy for Mick Fanning, Conor Smith for Paul Campbell; Patrick Sullivan for David Delaney, Luke Harrington for Thomas Sullivan.