Horgan steers Glen towards promised land
GLEN ROVERS reached their first final at this level in 19 years as 1-5 from Patrick Horgan helped them to overcome Douglas at Pairc Ui Chaoimh yesterday afternoon.
While they have amassed 25 county titles, the Glen have gone without a championship since 1989, but are now one game away from ending that drought, with Sarsfields standing in their way.
A good start proved to be crucial, as Horgan, having pointed in the second minute, found the net soon after, getting his hurley to a Brian Moylan delivery. With Richard Whitty impressing and No 11 David Cunningham battling well against Eoin Cadogan, the Glen were on top as Douglas' attack floundered, and by half-time it was 1-10 to 0-8.
With 13 minutes left Douglas got a lifeline when Odran Mulrooney's shot found the net to make it 1-14 to 1-9, but the Glen responded to seal a place in next Sunday's final.
SCORERS-- Glen Rovers: P Horgan 1-5 (0-4f, 0-1 '65'), R Whitty
0-3, D Cunningham, C Dorris 0-2 each, S McDonnell, P O'Brien, D O'Callaghan, A Dunlea, D Goggin 0-1 each. Douglas: S Moylan 0-4 (0-3f), E Cadogan 0-3 (0-2f, 0-1 '65'), O Mulrooney 1-0, J Moylan, M Harrington (0-1f) 0-2 each, B Fitzgerald 0-1.
GLEN ROVERS -- C Hickey; S Kennefick, S McDonnell, G Moylan; B Moylan, P O'Brien, G Callanan; D O'Callaghan, A Dunlea; D Goggin, D Cunningham, D Brosnan; P Virgo, P Horgan, R Whitty. Subs: C Dorris for Virgo, D Busteed for Dunlea (both 38).
DOUGLAS -- B Boyle; R Keating, A Barry, F Tobin; C Lucey, E Cadogan, P Shine; B Fitzgerald, J Collins; M Collins, O Mulrooney, J Moylan; F Desmond, M Harrington, S Moylan.
Ref --J Sexton (Ballyhea).