Friday 22 September 2017

Lindsay and Corrigan break Rovers' resolve

Kiltane (Mayo) 2-9 Clyda Rovers (Cork) 0-9

Declan Rooney

Shane Lindsay and Ultan Corrigan scored goals in six first-half minutes to seal a spot in the All-Ireland intermediate club football final for Kiltane

Kiltane bossed the first half, putting in a storming second quarter to break Clyda Rovers' resolve at Duggan Park Ballinasloe.

Kiltane had the win all but wrapped up when they led 2-7 to 0-3 at half-time and when Clyda's Paudie Kissane rattled the crossbar with a 53rd-minute penalty, any slim chances of a comeback disappeared.

"It's unbelievable," said Kiltane captain Pat Joe Gaughan. "You are not just doing this for yourself and your team-mates, there is a whole parish there."

Corrigan's 22nd-minute goal gave Kiltane a cushion, and two minutes from the break Lindsay ran on to a break off Tommy Conroy and found the net.

In the second half, frees from Corrigan and Edmund Barrett set up a decider with Truagh.

Scorers – Kiltane: U Corrigan 1-2 (2fs), S Lindsay 1-1, E Barrett 0-2 (1f), J Reilly (1f), J Healy, D Carey (45), T Gaughan 0-1 each. Clyda Rovers: P Kissane (0-1pen), C Flanagan (2fs) 0-2 each, Conor O'Sullivan, J Murphy (1f), P O'Mullane, S Roynane, S O'Connell 0-1 each.

Kiltane – MJ Reilly; S Sweeney, R Corrigan, D Carey; M Gallagher, T Gaughan, S Gaughan; J Reilly, J Healy; U Corrigan, PJ Gaughan, E Barrett; T Conroy, M Sweeney, S Lindsay. Subs: S Carey for S Gallagher (51), D Conroy for Barrett (58), K Ginty for Sweeney (62), B McAndrew for Lindsay (62), P Deane for T Conroy (63), O Munnelly for Carey (65).

Clyda Rovers – C Conway; N O'Mullane, R Carey, C Kenny; C Buckley, F O'Shea, O O'Hanlon; D O'Callaghan, C Flanagan; G Carey, P Kissane, Cian O'Sullivan; J Murphy, P O'Mullane, Conor O'Sullivan. Subs: S Roynane for Buckley (28), M O'Brien for O'Hanlon (h-t), S O'Connell for P O'Mullane (51), J O'Hanlon for O'Callaghan (57).

Ref – D Brazil (Offaly).

Irish Independent

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