Sunday 19 November 2017

Cruise for Erne men


After a difficult week off the field, the Fermanagh players suggested there could be brighter days ahead with this romp at Jenkinstown.

Afterwards, Erne officials declined to add anything to last week's board statement.

Kilkenny started well and would have been ahead at the interval had they converted two good goal chances.

Chris O'Brien, Niall Casey and Conor Quigley helped the visitors to a 0-5 to 0-0 lead after 15 minutes. By the break, they led 0-8 to 1-1, with Bill Kehoe getting the Kilkenny goal in the 27th minute.

By the end of the next quarter Fermanagh led by 0-12 to 1-2. After that they cut loose.

Man of the Match: Conor Quigley (Fermanagh)

Scorers -- Fermanagh: R Jones (2f), T O'Flanagan, C Quigley 0-4 each, S Quigley 0-3, J O'Brien (2f), J Flanagan 0-2 each, M O'Brien, N Cassidy, C O'Brien 0-1 each. Kilkenny: B Kehoe 1-0, G Lawlor, D Garvey, M Duggan 0-1 each.

Fermanagh -- C Breen 6; J Woods 7, B Owens 8, M Jones 6; C Quigley 8, H Brady 7, N McGovern 7; K Cosgrove 6, M O'Brien 7; T O'Flanagan 7, N Cassidy 6, R Jones 7; P McCusker 6, K Connolly 6, C O'Brien 7. Subs: S Quigley 7 for S O'Brien (29), J Flanagan 6 for K Cosgrove (ht), J O'Brien 6 for McCuskey 6 (h-t), B Mulroone 6 for K Connolly (38), P McGrath 6 for N Cassidy (52).

Kilkenny -- JJ O'Sullivan 7; D Grennan 6, S Kenny 7, K Foran 6; JJ Grace 6, S Mahony 7, M Malone 7; B Kehoe 7, M Mahony 6; D Prendergast 6, P Raftice 6, M Saunders 6; M Duggan 6, D Garvey 6, G Lawlor 6. Subs: S Duggan 5 for B Kehoe (40), J Mackey 5 for Saunders (55), P Donnelly 5 for M Duggan (55), JJ Dunphy 5 for JJ Grace (58), M Duggan for D Garvey (58).

Ref -- R Moloney (Limerick).

Irish Independent

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