Cronin keeps Nemo Rangers on track
Nemo Rangers 2-13
CORK SFC semi-FINAL
NEMO RANGERS remain on course to regain their SFC title after they comfortably got the better of Clonakilty at Páirc Uí Rinn last night.
While the first half of the game was an even affair, once Nemo began to make the most of their advantage at midfield, where Peter Morgan and David Niblock were dominant in the second half, there was only going to be one winner.
Alan Cronin's goal in the 22nd minute was the difference between the sides in the first half, the end of which Nemo led by 1-6 to 0-6.
A fine point from Cronin 15 seconds after the break set the tone for the second half and from there Nemo powered on, Paul Kerrigan getting the second goal after a good run following a Sean O'Brien pass.
William Morgan scored some good late points as Nemo sealed their place in the decider.
Scorers -- Nemo Rangers: P Kerrigan 1-3 (0-3f), A Cronin 1-2, W Morgan 0-3, B O'Driscoll (0-1f, 0-1 '45') 0-2, P Morgan, D Niblock, S O'Brien 0-1 each. Clonakilty: C O'Donovan 0-5 (0-4f), D Murphy, C McManus (0-1f), P Griffin, C Callinan, F Coughlan 0-1 each.
NEMO RANGERS -- B Morgan; D Breen, D Kavanagh, C O'Shea; C O'Brien, B O'Regan, A O'Reilly; P Morgan, D Niblock; P Kerrigan, A Cronin, W Morgan; B O'Driscoll, S O'Brien, W Morgan. Subs: A Morgan for Kearney (52), B Twomey for W Morgan (57), M Dorgan for Niblock (60).
CLONAKILTY -- J O'Brien; D O'Brien, Tony Anglin, M Sheehy; D Murphy, N Griffin, T Clancy; S Nagle, Timmy Anglin; D Lyons, D O'Regan, H Kenny; C Callinan, C McManus, P Griffin. Subs: C Murphy for O'Regan (29), T O'Sullivan for Tony Anglin (34), H Kenny for C Murphy (35, injured0), F Coughlan for Nagle (41).
REF -- J Bermingham (Bride Rovers).