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Ryan runs riot in Roscrea rout

Roscrea CC 3-16
Clonakilty CC 0-9
Munster VS SH 'A' semi-final

Published 02/02/2011 | 05:00

CENTRE-FORWARD Eoin Ryan was the star of the show as Roscrea powered their way into the final when they swept aside the challenge of Clonakilty at Ballyagran, Co Limerick, yesterday.

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Two early goals, in the eighth and ninth minutes, killed off the Cork side's spirit and they managed only two points in a one-sided first half. In fact, they had to wait until eight minutes before the break for their first score, a point from a free by Jeremiah Cremins.

Roscrea led 2-11 to 0-2 by the interval, and although Clonakilty improved in the second half, the inspirational Ryan -- who scored an impressive total of 1-7, just 0-3 from frees -- ensured that the Tipperary side remained in complete control.

A goal in the last minute by substitute Conor Smith put an added gloss on the scoreline. Their final opponents will be Borrisokane CC who beat St Brogan's of Bandon by 3-11 to 1-11 in the other semi-final.

SCORERS -- Roscrea: E Ryan 1-7 (3f), J Wall 1-1, C Smith 1-0, D Meaney, J Breen 0-2 each, M Collier (f), B Teehan, D Cleary, E Flanagan 0-1 each. Clonakilty: J Cremins 0-3 (1f), A O'Donovan, F Butler 0-2 each, C Culllinane, J Hayes 0-1 each.

ROSCREA CC -- D Ryan; J Feeney, C Bergin, E Greene; M Campion, M Collier, J Ryan; J Cleary, J Sampson; B Teehan, E Ryan, J Wall; D Murphy, J Bergin, D Cleary. Subs: E Flanagan for Teehan, C Smith for J Bergin, D McAuliffe for Cleary.

CLONAKILTY CC -- J Kirby; D McCarthy, C Hennessy, D O'Donovan; E Hartnett, S O'Donovan, S White; S McCarthy, J Cremins; S Meaney, A O'Donovan, J O'Brien; J Hayes, C Cullinane, F Butler. Subs: M O'Donovan for S O'Donovan, M O'Sullivan for Hayes, F Collins for Cullinane, N Evans for Meaney.

REF -- M O'Connor (Na Piarsaigh, Limerick).

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