Tuesday 23 January 2018

Wrenn swoops to call tune in Milltown-Castlemaine victory

M'town-Castlemaine 1-14 Mullinahone 0-6

Milltown-Castlemaine were crowned champions after they brushed aside a valiant challenge from Tipperary's Mullinahone in Mallow.

The dominance of the Kerry men over their shell-shocked opponents was clear throughout. Captain Damien Murphy, along with forwards Jerome Flynn and Gavin Wrenn, led the mid Kerry side into the All-Ireland semi-final.

Mullinahone for their part had impressive displays from Eoin Kelly and Adrian Doheny.

The Kerry side scored eight points without response to lead by 0-10 to 0-2 going in at the break. The second half was more of the same and Mullinahone's frustration boiled over with three of their side heading for an early shower in a three-minute spell.

Scorers -- Milltown-Castlemaine: I Twiss 0-5 (2f), D Flynn 1-2, G Wrenn, D Twiss (3f) 0-3 each, S Murphy 0-1. Mullinahone: P Kelly 0-3 (3f), Doheny 0-2 (2f); N Curran 0-1.

MILLTOWN-CASTLEMAINE -- J Daly; J Blennerhassett, D Murphy, K McKenna; P Carroll, M Mangan, J O'Connor; M Burke, B Delaney; J Flynn, S Murphy, G Wrenn; C Moriarty, C Kerins, I Twiss. Subs: D Kelliher for Mangan (38), P Wrenn for Carroll (47), D Twiss for Wrenn (50), N Wrenn for O'Connor (55), J Hayes for Murphy (58).

MULLINAHONE -- M Lonergan; K Vaughan, M Costello, B Tracey; K Walzer, N Curran, J Connolly; A Curran, S Curran; E O'Meara, E Kelly, E Fennelly; P Kelly, AJ Cronin, A Doheny. Subs: N Cronin for O'Meara (42), P O'Shea for Fennelly (42), G Cronin for Doheny (42).

Ref -- M Condon (Waterford)

Irish Independent

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