Thursday 22 March 2018

Henaghan helps Glavey's keep Forde at bay

All-Ireland club IHC s/f: Michael Glavey's 0-13 Kilanerin Ballyfad 0-11

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Matty Forde's enduring class was not enough as Michael Glavey's superior range of scorers edged out Kilanerin Ballyfad in Mullingar.

Former All-Star Forde (38) kicked the opening two points of the contest from play for the Wexford outfit - he finished with seven.

Cathal Henaghan was lively in the winners' attack and scored a fine brace of points.

Dylan Ruane point had his side on level terms (0-5 each) for the first time in the 23rd minute, and it was 0-6 apiece at the break.

Centre-back Conor Hussey soon nudged the Roscommon men ahead and they were never behind thereafter.

Kilanerin missed two great goal chances, with Conor Devitt blazing wide and sub Bobby Hughes hitting the crossbar.

Three minutes later, Ruane's second point of put Glavey's 0-10 to 0-7 ahead. Forde pulled back two points, but Andrew Glennon's sideline kick and goalkeeper Darren O'Malley's '45' restored the three-point cushion.

In a dramatic finale, substitute Tiernan Murphy kicked a crucial point for the Roscommon champions before O'Malley did well to keep out Forde's goal attempt with time almost up.

Scorers - Michael Glavey's: D O'Malley (1f, 1'45'), C Hussey, S Comer (2fs), D Ruane, A Glennon (1 s-l), C Heneghan 0-2 each, Tiernan Murphy 0-1. Kilanerin Ballyfad: M Forde 0-7 (4fs), E O'Toole 0-2 (1f), N Hughes, D O'Toole 0-1 each.

Michael Glavey's - D O'Malley; N Morris, S O'Malley, L Cregg; G Patterson, C Hussey, D Frayne; C Fitzmaurice, J Finan; Tom Murphy, S Comer, D Ruane; S Burke, A Glennon, C Heneghan. Subs: Tiernan Murphy for Burke (47), J Brennan for Ruane (54).

Kilanerin Ballyfad - T Hughes; A Jones, B Hobbs, R Hughes; M Boland, C Kavanagh, G O'Toole; N Breen, N Hughes; D O'Toole, M Gethings, P Hughes; C Devitt, M Forde, E O'Toole. Subs: R Owley for Kavanagh (inj, h-t), T Boland for P Hughes (39), B Hughes for M Boland (39), J Hughes for Gethings (56), G O'Sullivan for T Boland (60).

Ref - P Faloon (Down).

Irish Independent

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