Grenagh U-16s enjoy easy win over Kilshannig
County Rebel Og U-16 Div 3 HC semi-final - Grenagh 3-21, Kilshannig 5-7
Grenagh were deserving winners over Kilshannig in the County Rebel Og U-16 Division 3 HC 13-a-side semi-final at Kildorrery on Monday.
The winners had the opening score by David Coleman. Good play for Kilshannig by Donncha O'Doherty led to a Colm Ring point. Grenagh gained supremacy in vital sectors and David Coleman Sean Joyce and Evan McCarthy took some very good scores. Evan McCarthy goaled in the 15th minute as they led 1-5 to 0-1.
Points by Evan McCarthy (2) and David Coleman moved the winners 1-8 to 0-1 clear after 22 minutes. A foul on Evan McCarthy in the area led to a penalty that David Coleman converted 2-8 to 0-1. Points by Sean Joyce (2) and Ted Twomey (free) made it 2-11 to 0-1 after 26 minutes.
Kilshannig had a goal by Colm Ring. In injury time the winners tagged on two more points by David Coleman and Sean Joyce as they led at the break 2-13 to 1-1.
Kilshannig had the aid of the breeze on the restrart. David Coleman and Tom Cunningham '65 swopped a point. Good play for Kilshannig by Colm Geary led to a well taken goal by Donncha O'Doherty 2-15 to 2-2. By the end of the third quarter the winners were 2-17 to 3-3 clear when Alan O'Sullivan goaled for the Glantane side. Donncha O'Doherty soloed through and pointed.
Grenagh had their third goal in the 53rd minute by Jason O'Keeffe. Kilshannig never gave up. They had two late goals by Colm Ring and Tom Cunningham.
Time ran out and it was Grenagh who advanced to meet Croke Rovers in the county final this Sunday in Churchtown.
GRENAGH: D Twomey, S Buckley, F O'Riordan, J O'Keeffe 1-0, J Murphy, C McCarthy, T Twomey 0-1f, C Cronin, S Joyce 0-4, D Coleman 1-11 (1-0 pen), P Aherne 0-1, E McCarthy 1-4, R Buckley. Sub: M O'Callaghan for R Buckley.
KILSHANNIG: M Flynn, S O'Riordan, G Sheehan, J Fleming, S O'Connell, R O'Halloran, S Ring, D O'Doherty 1-3, A Murray, C Ring 2-1, A O'Sullivan 1-1, J Bolster, T Cunningham 1-2 (0-2 '65'). Subs: A O'Connell for J Bolster, C Geary for S Ring, D O'Connor for R O'Halloran, P O'Riordan for J Fleming, J Power for S O'Riordan.