Cavanagh's Fermoy Division 1 Football League
MALLOW, with a very strong side, proved far too good for an understrength Ballyclough side in the Cavanagh's Fermoy Division 1 Football League at Mallon Friday night.
The cold cross wind made scores rather difficult to secure. Mallow had four goals three in the second half that gave them a big victory. The winners were physically stronger and led by double scores at half time 1-7 to 0- 5. Ciaran Byrnes had their second goal on the restart and Dessie Golden made it 3 -9 to 0- 6 midway through the second half.
Thomas O Neill was Ballyclough's main target man accounting for 0-7. Barry O'Leary had two late points. Mallow held a firm lead all through being 3 -11 to 0-8 and 4-11 to 0-10 clear with 5 minutes to go. In the closing moments both sides had some points with Mallow having a four goal win in the end.
MALLOW: C Quilligan, C Manton, S Coughlan, M Dineen, B Sheahan, P O'Riordan, H Cosgrave, B O'Halloran 0-1, F O'Neill, L Attridge 0-1, D Golden 1-3, N Dinan 0-2, E Carroll, C Byrnes 1-0, A Hogan 2-3 Subs: M Roche 0-3 (0-1f) for B O'Halloran (inj) S Finnegan for C Manton, F Murphy for D Golden, E Murphy for L Attridge, M O'Rourke for C Byrnes
BALLYCLOUGH: E O'Connor, S Curtin, J Finnegan, Darren Buckley, Daniel Buckley, E Crowley P Carroll, B Morrissey, B O'Leary 0-2 M O'Riordan, T Healy, W Fitzgerald 0-1 D Buckley 0-2, T O'Neill 0-7 (0-4f) J O'Mahony, Subs T Ducey for S Curtin, B O'Neill for J O'Mahony, A Cronin for D Buckley, L Fitzgerald 0-1 for D Buckley, G Walsh for M O'Riordan
Referee: Brian Murphy (Churchtown)
Glenbower Rovers 3 - 6
Ballyhooly 0 - 3
GLENBOWER Rovers, East Cork Junior A FC winners for the past two years, were well in control in this Avondhu-Imokilly Cavanagh's Fermoy Div 1 FL game at Ballyhooly on Sunday.
The winners ability to use the short passing caused many problems to the Ballyhooly backline. Joe Deane on the 40 was involved in nearly all his sides attacks. Deane opened the scoring with a point and he placed John O'Connor for a sixth minute point.
The Killeagh side had their first goal soon after. It came when Matthew Murphy and Brendan Barry linked up well for Ger Collins who netted. Ballyhooly had their three points in the second quarter by Darragh O'Reilly and Kevin Kiely from a free and from play. Glenbower had their second goal in the 24th minute when Joe Deane placed Brendan Barry who made no mistake. They led 2-3 to 0-3 at half time.
The second half saw the winners again start well. Brendan Barry pointed and when Joe Deane, Matthew Murphy and Barry worked a good movement for John O'Connor to strike the net the lead was 3 -4 to 0- 3. Both sides introduced a number of substitutes in this half with Joe Deane having two pointed frees that saw Glenbower easily take the points by 3-6 to 0-3.
GLENBOWER ROVERS: S Scully, T Crotty, P McCarthy, J Rohan, J Dullea, C O'Brien, S Murphy, P O'Neill, B Collins, A Keniry, J Deane 0-3 (0-2f) G Collins 1-0, J O'Connor 1-1, B Barry 1-2, M Murphy Subs: T Murphy for J Rohan, T O'Connor for J O'Connor, D Long for G Collins, P Carroll for B Barry, A Morrissey for J Dullea
BALLYHOOLY: P O'Connor, S O'Driscoll, K O'Driscoll, I Hegarty, S Linehan, C O'Keeffe, F O'Connell, D O'Reilly 0-1 D Kiely, A O'Driscoll, M Whelan, J Roche, F Linehan, K Kiely 0-2 (0-1f) E Hanrahan Subs: D O'Brien for S O'Driscoll, P Leahy for S Linehan, J Hickey for M Whelan
Referee: Michael Sheedy (Shanballymore)