Cassidy kills off battling Clonkeen
Moate CS 2-15 Clonkeen College 2-7
Technique was the deciding factor as Moate outclassed Clonkeen.
After shooting three early wides, the Westmeath team found their range to score some great points.
Both sides recorded goals in the opening half, with Clonkeen's Kyle Braine slotting home from a Sean Treacy pass before Gavin Murray scored Moate's first goal just before the half-time whistle left his side 1-9 to 1-3 ahead.
The fluidity of Moate's attack threatened to overrun Clonkeen early in the second half, but they refused to give in, Matty Higgins scoring a goal to make the score 2-6 to 1-11.
However, Lady Luck shone on the visitors and Moate scored a goal of their own when Liam Cassidy's strike somehow crept into the net, killing off any hopes of a Clonkeen comeback.
SCORERS - Moate CS: L Cassidy 1-4, D Fox 0-5fs, G Murray 1-0, R Cunningham, A McCormack 0-2 each, A Farrell, L Vorley 0-1 each. Clonkeen College: K Braine 1-1, M Higgins 1-0, S Treacy (2fs), A Murphy (1f) 0-3 each.
MOATE CS -- J Colgan; B Daly, D Carroll, B Sayeh; D Healy, J Langan, L Vorley; F Hynds, G Murray; R Cunningham, A McCormack, L Cassidy; A Farrell, C Daly, D Fox. Subs: P Fox for Langan.
CLONKEEN COLLEGE -- J Richardson; L Allen, K Killion, E Brennan; D Flynn-Fallon, S Byrne, J Moffat; C O'Sullivan, A Murphy; J Behan, D Ryan, K Braine; J Byrne, M Higgins, S Treacy. Subs: R Di Felice for Ryan, K Schutte for Bermingham.
REF -- B Hickey (Kildare).