Saturday 21 September 2019

Geraldines in total control

Division 1 Football League: Geraldines 1-18 Sean O'Mahonys 0-2

Geraldines booked a place in the Cardinal O'Donnell Cup semi-final on Friday night with an emphatic win over the Sean O'Mahonys while they moved top of the table in the process.

Josh Arrowsmith got the Gers started in the fourth minute and this was followed up by James Craven with a fisted point followed straight after an O'Mahonys point from Benny Traynor.

Gers got their third point of the first half with a Jim McEneaney free before the next four points from the Gers came from Dara Hamill and McEneaney.

Fearghal McDonald got his regular point from half back and the final point of the first half came from McEneaney which started outside the right of the post and curled over to make it 0-9 to 0-1 at the break.

The second half started with a James Craven point from outside the 45 before the O'Mahonys scored their second point of the game 10 minutes into the second half through Barry Mackin.

Three quick Dara Hamill points extended the Gers lead but the biggest cheer from the Gers crowd came from a Shane O'Hanlon point who made his comeback from a long-term injury.

Jim McEneaney scored a '45' before another two points from Shane O'Hanlon and McEneaney along with a nicely finish goal from the latter made it a comfortable night for the Gers.

GERALDINES: Sean McEneaney; Tiarnan Hand, Dan Corcoran, Paul Clarke; Jack Traynor, Gerard Hoey, Fearghal McDonald 0-1; Matt Corcoran, Conor Rafferty; Josh Arrowsmith 0-2, Dara Hamill 0-5, James Craven 0-2; Conor McGowan, Jim McEneaney 1-6; Feidhlim Joyce. Subs: Shane O'Hanlon 0-3, Sean Watters, Dylan Sharkey, John Pepper.

SEAN O'MAHONYS: Mark Byrne; Lee Byrne, Chris O'Neill, Mickey Clarke; Caolan McCann, Kian McEvoy, Eoin Hanratty; Sean McLaughlin, Kyle Carroll; Barry Mackin 0-1, Terry Kelly, Johnny Connolly; Conor McGailey, Ronan Byrne, Benny Traynor 0-1. Subs: Davy Durnin for K Carroll, Kevin Quinn for D Durnin, Dean Carroll for E Hanratty, Alan Watters for R Byrne.

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