Sunday 22 April 2018

Forde in top gear for Kilanerin

Kilanerin 1-11
St Anne's 0-9
Castletown 2-7
Adamstown 1-3

The sublime finishing of Matty Forde drove Kilanerin to victory over a fancied St Anne's. Forde kicked six points in total, three from open play, including two close to the end.

Mark Gethings' 10th minute goal helped Kilanerin to a 1-3 to 0-5 interval lead.

Scorers -- Kilanerin: M Forde 0-6 (0-3f), M Gethings 1-0, P Hughes 0-2, S Byrne, T Boland, B Dignam 0-1 each. St Anne's: J Fogarty 0-4 (0-1f), D Fogarty 0-3, N Gilbane (0-1f), S Gaul (0-1f) 0-1 each.

Kilanerin -- T Hughes; A Jones, R Hughes, C Byrne; S Byrne, P Forde, G Hughes; M Gethings, J P Connolly; G O'Toole, T Boland, P Hughes; M Molloy, M Forde, J Hegarty. Subs: B Dignam for Hegarty; N Kennedy for Connolly; D Byrne for C Byrne; B Hughes for Kennedy.

St Anne's -- S Mythen; R Stafford, M Cullen, J O'Connor; G Cloney, K Cloney, S Gaul; D Fogarty, D O'Connor; A Rochford, L Og McGovern, P O'Keeffe; G Healy, J. Fogarty, N Gilbane. Subs: J Codd for Rochford; D O'Keeffe for Gaul, F simpson for Healy.

Ref -- S Doyle (Ballyhogue).

First-half goals from Jody Shaughnessy and Jesse Foley helped Castletown to a comfortable victory over underdogs Adamstown.

Castletown led 2-4 to 1-1 at the break and remained in control as they comfortably secured their final spot.

Scorers -- Castletown: J Foley, J O'Shaughnessy 1-0 each, B Halpin 0-3, A Merrigan 0-2, J Holmes, C Carty (0-1f) 0-1 each. Adamstown: E Bradley 1-1 (0-1f), S White (0-1f), P Whitty 0-1 each.

Castletown -- R Farrell; R Kinsella, N Morris, C Carty; C Molloy, C Morris, D Gardiner; T Sheehy, J Foley; G Sunderland, J Holmes, J O'Shaughnessy; A Merrigan, A Masterson, B Halpin. Subs: J Lanigan for O'shaughnessy; E Condren for Masterson.

Adamstown -- A Bradley; J Breen, MJ Cooper, M Furlong; D Lawlor, PJ Carroll, J Finn; D Bradley, E Bradley; D McEvoy, B Power, S White; S Bradley, P Whitty, B Kehoe. Subs: S Power for B Power, PJ Thorpe for S Bradley, T Harrington for McEvoy.

Ref -- S O'Shea (Blackwater).

Irish Independent

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