Saturday 16 December 2017

Hodgins puts Rochestown in pole

Rochestown 1-13 IS Killorglin 0-5

ROCHESTOWN are in pole position in Group A after a commanding victory over Intermediate School Killorglin in Knocknagree.

Leading from start to finish, Rochestown dominated midfield through Jack Sommers and Shane McDonald, while they also won the majority of the breaks thanks to centre-forward Kevin Hodgins and impressive wing-back David Meaney.

Rochestown grabbed an early goal when Hodgins picked up the breaking ball and ran straight through the Killorglin defence to fire home a wonderful individual goal.

As well as missing star midfielder Gary O'Sullivan, Killorglin's cause was not helped when their bus broke down en route to the game.

SCORERS -- Rochestown College: K Hodgins 1-2, C Cormac 0-3, J Sommers 0-2 (2f), R Whyte, G Sheehan (1f), C O'Brien, G Hartnett, A Ward, E Mooney 0-1 each. Intermediate School Killorglin: N Breen 0-3 (3f), N O'Riordan, D O'Flaherty 0-1 each.

ROCHESTOWN COLLEGE -- E Dolan; E O'Connor, R Whyte, D Barrett; D Meaney, A O'Donovan, K Flahive; J Sommers, S McDonald; G Sheehan, K Hodgins, C O'Brien; G Hartnett, C Cormac, A Ward. Subs: E Mooney for G Sheehan (57); M Dolan for G Hartnett (59); S O'Malley for C O'Brien (60).

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL KILLORGLIN -- S Lillis; C Foley, P Lehane, S Roche; S Daly, S O'Sullivan, A Gamble; F Hallissey, N Breen; D O'Sullivan, N O'Riordan, D O'Flaherty; J O'Shea, S Kennedy, M McKenna. Subs: L Carey for M McKenna (16); L Quirke for C Foley (ht); C O'Sullvan for D O'Sullivan (56); J Brosnan for J O'Shea (57).

REF -- D Cahill (Tipperary).

Irish Independent

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