Tuesday 12 December 2017

Bennetts star in Ballysaggart stroll

Ballysaggart 4-13 Calry/St Joseph's 0-8

Waterford's Ballysaggart booked a date with Kickhams Creggan in the final following the dismissal of Calry/St Joseph's at O'Connor Park in Tullamore.

The Bennett brothers scored 3-10 in a marvellous display as Ballysaggart dominated the first half with goals from Stephen Bennett, in the 14th and 25th minute, the second from a '65'.

Keith Raymond, Conor Griffin and Eolan McCarthy pointed for Calry/St Joseph's, but Shane Bennett hit the net in injury-time to leave a 17-point gap between the sides at the interval.

Raymond pointed four times, while Liam Reidy also managed to raise a white flag for Calry/St Joseph's.

Kieran Bennett excelled, scoring two magnificent points. Ronan Walsh rattled the Calry/St Joseph's net for a fourth time, while Stephen Bennett and Michael Kearney also got in on the scoring act, as the Waterford men set up a date with the Antrim side.

Scorers – Ballysaggart: Stephen Bennett 2-8 (0-5fs), Shane Bennett, R Walsh 1-0, each, K Cashell K Bennett 0-2 each, M Kearney, 0-1. Calry/St Joseph's: K Raymond 0-5 (4fs), E McCarthy, L Reidy, C Griffin 0-1 each.

Calry/St Joseph's – C Madden; F Keown, M Larkin, N Treacy; F Coyne, L Reidy, J Kenny; R Cox, K Raymond; K Gilmartin, D Collery, C Griffin; E McCarthy, D Burke, D Cox. Subs: D Reidy for Madden (31), D Keown for Cox (46), E Kelly for Collery (49)

Ballysaggart – M Meaghar; B Ryan, K Fennessy, D Devine; B Murphy, E O'Brien, C O'Gorman; C Murphy, K Bennett; S Bennett, D Meagher, K Cashell; R Walsh, S Bennett, T Bennett. Subs: M Kearney for Walsh (49), S Hale for Bennett (58), F Meahar for Fennessey (59), P Hale for Cashell (61)

Ref – P O'Dwyer (Carlow)

Irish Independent

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