Saturday 17 August 2019

Peter Duggan masterclass lifts Clare over Galway in Fenway Classic final

CLARE 50 GALWAY 33

Johnny Coen of Galway has a shot on goal despite the best efforts of David McInerney of Clare during the AIG Super 11's Fenway Classic Final match between Clare and Galway at Fenway Park in Boston, MA, USA. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Johnny Coen of Galway has a shot on goal despite the best efforts of David McInerney of Clare during the AIG Super 11's Fenway Classic Final match between Clare and Galway at Fenway Park in Boston, MA, USA. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Conor McKeon

PETER Duggan scored 27 points as Clare beat Galway in today’s AIG Fenway Classic final in Boston.

Clare exploded into a 20 to three lead midway through the first half, with Duggan following up his 25 points in the semi-final with another masterful display of goal-scoring.

By half-time, the Banner led by 30 points to nine but Conor Cooney and Jason Flynn both hit spectacular goals in the second half to drag Micheál Donoghue’s team back to within nine points.

Clare finished strongly, though.

Two three-point goals from Cathal O’Connell stretched their lead but fittingly, Duggan had the final say with a pair of late strikes.

SCORERS – Clare: P Duggan 27, C O’Connell, J Conlon 6 each, D McInerney 5, D Correy, J Browne 3 each. Galway: C Cooney 13, J Flynn 6, E Burke 5, Whelan, P Flaherty, S Maloney 3 each.

CLARE: D Touhy, P O’Connor, J Browne, D McInerney, C Malone, D Fitzgerald, P Collins, T Kelly, C O’Connell, S O’Donnell, P Duggan. Subs: O O’Brien, J Conlon, C McGrath, A Fahy, E Quirke, D Reidy, G O’Connell, R Hayes, I Galvin, D Cory, P Kelly.

GALWAY: C Callanan; A Touhey, J Hanbury, J Coen, Daithí Burke, E Burke, C Mannion, J Cooney, J Flynn, C Whelan, C Cooney. Subs: C Donnellan, David Burke, D Glennon, G McInerney, J Flynn, J Glynn, M Donohue, N Burke, P Breheny, P Flaherty, R Burke, S Loftus, S Moloney.

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