Griffin helps Calry trounce Harps
An Inspired Conor Griffin helped Calry/St Joseph's to a convincing win over Eastern Harps in the second round of the Kennedhy's Intermediate Championship at Corran Park on Sunday.
He scored a remarkable 4-3 in an outstanding personal performance as the North Sligo side coasted to a comfortable victory.
After drawing with Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in the opening round, Calry made no mistake on this occasion, taking a firm grip on proceedings right from the start.
It took just nine minutes for the excellent Griffin to make his mark. He took a free from Barry O'Boyle in his stride and fired a cracking shot to the back of the net.
Barry O'Boyle and Fintan Keown added on scores for rampant Calry before Griffin struck for his second goal. His original spot kick was parried by veteran Harps keeper, Peter Walsh, but Griffin followed up to finish to the net.
Harps enjoyed their best spell just before the break, firing over three unanswered points but they still trailed by eight at the interval, 2-6 to 0-4
Any hopes that Harps scoring burst in the latter stages of the first half would provide a springboard for a revival were way off the mark.
If anything, the second period was even more one-sided.
Harps managed just one score after the break, a free from Colm Duffy, as Calry continued to dominate the exchanges.
In a situation where scoring difference could be vital in deciding the qualification places, Calry pushed forward for more scores and ace marksman Griffin delivered the goods, grabbing two further scores before the end.