Hurling

Thursday 31 July 2014

Banner have a field day against 13-man Down

Clare 5-22
Down 0-6

Published 14/03/2011|05:00

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Clare had no problem in dismissing the challenge of a rather hapless Down at Cusack Park.

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The fact that they had two players sent off, one in each half, didn't help the Mourne men's cause. The outcome was inevitable from the 18th minute when Down wing-back Kevin McGarry was dismissed on a second yellow card.

By the time full-forward Aidan Clarke joined him inside the first minute of the second half, Down's challenge had evaporated -- they were 2-12 to 0-2 behind at the interval.

Clarke was sent off on a straight red for a wild pull that caught Clare captain Pat Vaughan on the hand.

Two first-half goals by Caimin Morey in the 22nd minute and another from a penalty by Colin Ryan on 25 minutes cemented Clare's supremacy.

Down shipped three further Banner goals, two by sub Diarmuid McMahon and another from Ryan after he picked up a loose ball in the 53rd minute.

Man of the Match: Colin Ryan (Clare)

Scorers -- Clare: C Ryan 2-6 (1-0 pen 0-2f), D McMahon 2-0, N O'Connell 0-6 (6f), C Morey 1-1, J Conlon 0-3, F Lynch, C Dillon 0-2 each, J Clancy, S Collins 0-1 each. Down: E Clarke 0-3 (2f), J Coyle 0-2 (2f), C Mageean 0-1.

Clare -- D Tuohy 7; P Vaughan (capt) 7, C Cooney 7, D O'Donovan 7; B Bugler 9, C Chaplin 7, P O'Connor 7; N O'Connell 8, C Dillon 7; J Conlon 8, F Lynch 7, J Clancy 7; D Honan 7, C Morey 7, C Ryan 8. Subs: D McMahon 8 for Lynch (41), C McInerney 7 for Honan (46), S Collins 7 for Clancy (52), J McInerney 7 for Cooney (54), M Earley 7 for Vaughan (58).

Down -- G Clarke 6; M Hughes 6, F Conway 6, S Ennis 6; K McGarry 5, C Woods 6, M Ennis 6; A Savage 6, E Clarke 6; J Coyle 6, B Ennis 6, A O'Prey 6; S Nicholson 6, A Clarke 6, C Mageean 6. Subs: D McManus 5 for Nicholson (20), C Coulter 5 for Conway (48), D Toner 5 for O'Prey (53), J Merron 5 for Mageean (56), S Nicholson 6 for Toner (68).

Ref -- T Ryan (Tipperary).

Irish Independent

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