Saturday 16 December 2017

Moorefield bite back with Wolfe strike to advance

Moorefield 1-16
Athy 1-6

Jack Sheedy's Moorefield clinched a county final date against Newbridge rivals Sarsfields with a comprehensive win over a youthful Athy side at Newbridge yesterday.

Inter-county stars Ronan Sweeney and David Whyte shone brightly for Sheedy's impressive charges, and the two Newbridge rivals will now clash on Sunday week.

Moorefield worked their way into a 0-5 to 0-1 lead after 15 minutes but Athy got back into the game when county U-21 starlet Darroch Mulhall smashed a loose ball to the back to the net after 16 minutes.

However, slick Moorefield responded brilliantly with a well-worked goal themselves two minutes later from Philly Wolfe, and the result never seemed in doubt after that, with Athy only registering three points in the second half.

SCORERS -- Moorefield: R Sweeney 0-7 (0-4f), P Murray 0-4 (0-3fs), P Wolfe 1-0, K Murnaghan, J Philips, K O'Neill, Keith Duane, P O'Flynn. Athy: D Mulhall 1-4 (0-1 s-l), B Cardiff, C Reynolds (0-1f) 0-1.

Moorefield -- T Corley; L Callaghan, G Naughton, I Longergan; Kenny Duane, L Keane, J Lonergan; D Whyte, K O'Neill; P Murray, R Sweeney, K Murnaghan; B McGrogan, J Philips, P Wolfe. Subs: Keith Duane for Wolfe (35), C Kelly for Keane (47), P O'Flynn for Kenny Duane (47), C Corrigan for McGrogan (56), N Hurley-Lynch for Murray (58)

Athy -- S Davis; D Dunne, J Kinahan, D Holligan; E Kennedy, D McGovern, B Kinahan; P Dunne, M Foley; B Cardiff, A Kelly, R Bell; J Eaton, D Mulhall, C Reynolds. Subs: C Ronan for McGovern (37), D O'Keefe for Kelly (41), A Curry for Eaton (56).

Ref -- M Spencer (Kilcullen).

Irish Independent

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