TED CREEDON CUP
Macroom survived a nervy finish to deny a fast finishing Boherbue in a keenly contested Tom Creedon Cup semi-final in Macroom. Pretty competitive all through the hour, the hosts looked good enough to succeed on assuming a six points advantage entering the latter stages.
However, Boherbue weren’t done yet, right back in the reckoning once Jerry O’Connor netted from the penalty spot. And in a late assault, Boherbue might well have added a second goal and ever so close to forcing extra time.
The sides traded three points apiece during the opening quarter before Macroom established control prompted by the telling play of Blake O’Gorman, Mark Corrigan, Caleb Dineen and Pa Lucey. That allowed Macroom grab command, a Dylan Twomey goal helped secure a 1-6 to 0-5 advantage at the interval.
Though David Horgan added a pair of Macroom points on the restart, Boherbue were right back into the reckoning thanks to the accuracy of David O’Connor and a goal from Liam Moynihan. Macroom regained the initiative with Horgan and Lucey splitting the uprights.
In fairness to Boherbue, they tried gamely to revive their fortunes, Jerry O’Connor’s converted penalty provided a spark that came ever so close to saving the day yet Macroom held out to set up an appealing showdown with Cill na Martra in the decider.
MACROOM: B O’Connell; J O’Riordan, B O’Gorman, R Buckley; M Hunt, M Corrigan, S Kiely 0-2, C Dineen, D Horgan 0-3; A Quinn 0-1, M Cronin, P Lucey 0-4; D Twomey 1-0, F Goold 0-2, T Dineen 0-1 Subs: K Doody, D Creedon, D Kiernan
BOHERBUE: D Cremin; B Buckley, D O’Sullivan, O Healy; A O’Sullivan, K Cremin, M O’Gorman; B Murphy, L Moynihan 1-0; G O’Sullivan 0-1, A Murphy, D Sheehan; J O’Connor 1-2, D McCarthy, D O’Connor 0-4 Subs: C O’Keeffe, M Murphy, B Herlihy
REFEREE: P O’Leary (Cloughduv).
TWOHIGS SUPERVALU JAHL
A big-hearted Banteer effort produced a late burst to salvage a draw with Millstreet in a closely contested Twohigs Supervalu JAHL in Banteer. The home side dug deep to clip over the closing three points culminating on a leveller from David McAulliffe.
Millstreet started promisingly on points to Michael Vaughan, Thomas Walsh, Neil Flahive and Tomás Sheehan. However Banteer got to grips with the task, good work by Brendan Withers set up Denis Roche to trail 0-10 to 1-5 at the break.
On the turnover, Banteer shaped up the better of the two sides through the workrate of Martin Kearney, Withers and David Murphy, confirmed on a Tadgh Sexton goal. Though down to 14 players, Millstreet managed a revival, substitute Danny Buckley netting and follow up points stretched their hand to three.
During the latter stages, Banteer rallied on points to Murphy and McAulliffe to force a stalemate position.
BANTEER: A Coughlan; C O’Keeffe, M Kearney, C Coughlan; R O’Connell, B Withers 0-1, R O’Connor; D Murphy 0-2, E O’Brien; D Wilson 0-5, D Barrett 0-1, T Sexton 1-0; D Roche 1-2, E Wilson, D McAulliffe 0-1 Subs: C Crowley, B O’Keeffe, L O’Brien
MILLSTREET: J O’Riordan, T Healy, Aidan Murphy, B O’Connor; L O’Donoughue, Alan Murphy, P Sheehan; M O’Connor, T Sheehan 0-2, E O’Mahony, M Vaughan 0-4, T Walsh 0-4, D Kelleher, N Flahive 0-2, D O’Donovan Subs: J O’Mahony 0-1, D Buckley 1-2
REFEREE: M Sheehan (Liscarroll)
TWOHIGS SUPERVALU JAHL
Kilbrin kept their hopes alive of reaching the knockout stage of the Twohigs Supervalu JAHL following a five point victory over Banteer. From the outset, Kilbrin looked the keener outfit, the better balance of their attacking machine carried the day.
The strong play of Malaoise O’Brien, Conor King and Rory King helped dominate with Niall Field, Shane Crowley and Stephen O’Reilly in fine shooting form to secure a 0-12 to 0-7 advantage. Banteer mounted a comeback with points to Denis Roche, Donal Wilson and Luke Philpott getting on the scoresheet.
However Kilbrin answered back in emphatic fashion and a Ronan Heffernan goal confirmed victory.
KILBRIN: E O’Riordan; M O’Brien, D Heffernan; S McMahon, C King, B O’Sullivan; T O’Brien, R King 0-4; N Field 0-3, S Crowley 0-6, S O’Reilly 0-3, R Heffernan 1-0, W Heffernan 0-1, T O’Reilly 0-2 Sub: K Buttimer
BANTEER: A Coughlan; C O’Keeffe, M Kearney, C Coughlan; C Shine, R O’Connor, B Withers; E O’Brien, D McAulliffe 0-1; L Philpott 0-3, D Barrett 0-1, C Crowley; T Sexton 0-1, D Wilson 0-6, D Roche 0-4 Sub: D Murphy 0-1
REFEREE: D Hickey (Millstreet)
TWOHIGS SUPERVALU JAHL
An ability to carve out goal-scoring opportunities rubber stamped Dromtarriffe’s position in a semi final and in doing so ended Kilbrin’s hopes of a last four position.
Kilbrin required victory and offered a sprightly challenge with early points to Niall Field, Shane Crowley and William Heffernan. Steadily, the intensity in Dromtarriffe’s game increased, a pair of goals from Brandon Murphy either side of the interval pushed the hosts into the driving seat.
And though Kilbrin chipped away at the deficit, their fate was sealed on the concession of a late opportunist goal by Seán Howard.
DROMTARRIFFE: D Cremin; M O’Gorman, M O’Brien, R Daly; J Kelleher, J Murphy 0-1, A Daly; S Howard 0-9, D O’Keeffe 0-1; E Murphy 0-1, T Howard 0-2, G O’Keeffe; J O’Connell, B Murphy 2-1, D O’Leary Subs: C O’Callaghan, J Buckley, A O’Halloran, M O’Callaghan
KILBRIN: E O’Riordan; M O’Brien, M Field, D Heffernan; R King 0-1, C King, B O’Sullivan; K Buttimer, S Crowley 0-7; N Field 0-4, W Heffernan 0-2, S O’Reilly 0-3, S Hayes, P O’Callaghan, R Heffernan Subs: T O’Brien, S Fitzgerald
REFEREE: J Kelleher (St. Johns)