O'Mahony magic sets up Clonakilty
Clonakilty CC romped to a 0-15 to 1-6 victory over St Brogan's, Bandon in the replayed Munster VS SF 'A' final under lights in Clonakilty last evening.
Barry O'Mahony was responsible for three majestic points in the opening period.
Leading 0-9 points to 0-4 at the break, Clonakilty never looked back after they tagged on three early points in the second half, through Stephen Sheehy (2) and Johnny Leahy.
Brendan Cullen notched a late consolation goal, for Brogan's.
Scorers -- Clonakilty: J Leahy 0-4 (0-3f), B O'Mahony 0-3, C Cullinane (0-1f), S Sheehy, C Smyth 0-2 each, G Barry, D McCarthy 0-1 each. St Brogan's: B Cullen 1-0, G Farrell (0-1f), R Moore 0-2 each, A O'Sullivan, S Ryan 0-1 each.
CLONAKILTY -- C O'Callaghan; C Ryan, JM O'Callaghan, K Cormican; J Ryan, T Clancy, J Davis; R O'Sullivan, S Sheehy; G Barry, B O'Mahony, D McCarthy; J Leahy, C Smith, C Cullinane. Subs: G Boohig for D McCarthy (40), E Ryan for J Leahy (50), S Fitzpatrick for K Cormican (52).
ST BROGAN'S -- J Crowley; D Canty, J Harrington, B Cottrell; M Courtney, E Delaney, J Shannon; B Cullen, G Farrell; P O'Donovan, M Sugrue, D Crowley; R Moore, S Ryan, A O'Sullivan. Subs: D O'Driscoll for D Crowley (45), J Lynch for B Cottrell (51), E O'Mahony for J Shannon (54), J Daly for P O'Donovan (55).
Niko Eeckhout of the An Post/Sean Kelly team finished eighth on the first stage of the Three days of West Flanders in Belgium yesterday.
Belgian Jens Keukeleire (Cofidis) made light work of the sprint and won convincingly.
The 183km stage had been marked by a three-man breakaway, with Mitchell Docker (Skil-Shimano), Stephane Poulhies (Saur-Sojasun) and Maurice Vrijmoed (Rabobank Continental) building up a lead of 10 minutes before being hauled back.
Ronan McLoughlin of the An Post/Sean Kelly Team trailed in over eight minutes behind.
Opener Craig Kieswetter struck his maiden one-day century for England, who romped to a 45-run victory over Bangladesh yesterday to win the one-day series 3-0.
South African-born Kieswetter, who completed his four-year qualification process last month and was added to the one-day squad after impressing for the England Lions, blasted 107 for the tourists, who piled up an imposing 284 for five. Seamer Tim Bresnan then took four wickets as Bangladesh were restricted to 239 for nine.
IRELAND'S women got off to a perfect start when they beat France by 3-2 in their opening Celtic Cup game in Nice yesterday.
Owing to a waterlogged pitch, Ireland conceded a goal after only 20 seconds, French forward Charlotte Boyer finding the net.
A minute later, the Tournament Director suspended play due to the conditions. Play recommenced an hour later, with Ireland equalising after five minutes from their first short corner, courtesy of a drag flick from Michelle Harvey.
Philipine Berly put France 2-1 up. But two minutes before half-time, Harvey's strike, from Ireland's second corner, was deflected high into the net by Rachel Mulligan.
Harvey was again on target after the break with a low drag flick to put Ireland 3-2 up and in control.