KISKEAM served up a workmanlike showing to better a depleted Rockchapel in a quarter final to the Duhallow Junior B Football League in Kiskeam on Friday evening.
DUHALLOW JBFC QUARTER-FINAL
Kiskeam 2-13 Rockchapel 0-9
The host side always looked the side to progress once they coped with Rockchapel's best efforts in the opening half. When it came to the crunch, Kiskeam served up well worked moves and neatly taken scores to determine the outcome. Rockchapel had held their own for much of the opening half, recording points to Conor Kepple, Kieran Burke and T J O'Connor. Kiskeam's game kicked in and their efforts gathered a significant boost on a Gene Casey goal for a 1-7 to 0-6 advantage at the break.
For the restart, Kiskeam driven on by Casey and Robert Carroll from midfield, dictated the passage of the game. A second goal on a scrambled effort by John Sheahan coppenfastened Kiskeam's position to set up a semi final date against Knocknagree.
NORTH CORK REBEL ÓG MINOR B FOOTBALL LEAGUE
FINAL Pobal Uí Chaoimh 0-14 Newmarket 1-3 A POWERFUL surge in the opening half allowed Pobal Uí Chaoimh overcome Newmarket in the North Cork Rebel Óg Minor B Football League Final in Knocknagree on Saturday last.
At key stages, the home side offered greater composure on the ball, displaying more class and the victory was embellished with excellent scores and exceptional individual performances.
Apart from a nervous start, there could be no argument about the outcome, Pobal Uí Chaoimh's application surperb and in general, they were much more enterprising in the chilly and wet conditions.
Newmarket's game improved significantly upon the resumption on putting together a promising show yet they lacked the cohesion and the finer skills particularly in terms of finishing. Digging their heels in straight from the start, Newmarket got the ball rolling on a scrambled lead goal from Barry O'Connor.
The host boys recovered quickly from the setback and points from Anthony O'Connor and Eoin McSweeney tied up the contest. Indeed Pobal Uí Chaoimh settled to play with style and conviction. In defence Donal Leader and Gary O'Connor stood out as did Anthony O'Connor and Padraig Collins at midfield. And in attack, Pobal Uí Chaoimh held the better of the aces with John F Daly, Daniel Murphy and McSweeney gathering a run of points for a 09 to 1-1 grip at the break.
Though a splendid McSweeney point added to the Chaoimh tally upon the restart, Newmarket lifted their game to a higher plane through the encouraging play of Gavin Forde, Paudie Allen, Donal Hannon and O'Connor.
However wayward shooting and the woodwork denied Newmarket, relying on Hannon points to add to their tally.
Newmarket's game compared to a more clinical Pobal Uí Chaoimh streak, the predatory instincts of the outstanding Chris White, well rewarded on two sweet points for the pacy attacker. Such endeavour contrasted the difference between the sides. A WELL timed second half run allowed Dromtariffe get the better of Ballydesmond in the Duhallow Junior B Football League semifinal in Mallow.
As the game developed, the finer aspects saw the good epitomised by the structure Dromtaiffe brought to this assignment. Though Ballydemond grabbed a pair of steadying goals. Dromtariffe emerged a different side after the break. Dromtariffe had flashed out an early warning of their intentions by racing into with the lead Ballydesmond steadily grew into the game and their hopes grabbed a key input from back to back goals from Liam Murphy and centre back John O'Keeffe.
Dromtariffe recovered and remained in touch after Darren O'Connor netted to cut the leeway to the minimum 2-5 to 1-7 at the break. The game remained up for grabs upon the resumption yet the game took a swing to Dromtariffe after Daniel O'Keeffe netted an opportunist goal. That score allowed Dromtariffe grab control from the input of John A Browne, Seán O'Callaghan,
Conor O'Donoughue and O'Connor. Going forward. Dromtaiffe moved the ball sweetly for a full forward line of John O'Sullivan, Shane Collins and O'Keeffe point with a range of points to seal the outcome.