Monday 20 November 2017

Murphy and Shiggins get ball rolling in Clonkeen triumph


First-half goals from Andrew Murphy and James Shiggins proved vital at Alfie Byrne Road yesterday, as Clonkeen College triumphed in a lively decider.

Clonkeen soon got into their groove as Sean Treacy opened their account with a free before his midfield partner Murphy found the roof of the net with a clinical finish past Joe McDonnell on eight minutes.

Corner-forward Shiggins was on hand to register his side's second major on 18 minutes for a 2-4 to 0-6 mid-way advantage.

The southsiders were full value for their lead after the break, and were always in control as they sealed an impressive victory.

SCORERS -- Clonkeen College: A Murphy, J Shiggins 1-1 each, S Keating 0-3 (1f), S Treacy (2f), J Behan 0-2 each, K Braine 0-1 each. Ardscoil Ris: S Heaney 0-2 (1f), S Barrett, S O'Meara, A Baxter, S Manley, S O'Malley, S Moore 0-1 each.

CLONKEEN COLLEGE -- N Costello; L Allen, K Killion, S Byrne; D Flynn-Fallon, J Behan, L Harrington; A Murphy, S Treacy; S Toner, C O'Sullivan, A McDonnell; J Shiggins, K Braine, S Keating. Subs: R Philips for McDonnell (42), J Byrne for Toner (55).

ARDSCOIL RIS -- J McDonnell; K McDonnell, C Burke, S Harrington; F Maher, E Duffy, L Casserly; S Barrett, S Heaney; S O'Meara, A Baxter, S Manley; S O'Malley, S Corry, S Moore. Subs: B Bolger for O'Malley (39), J Roynane for Corry (39).

REF -- F McGreevy (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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