Sport Hurling

Monday 22 January 2018

O'Brien and Cagney double-act decisive as Charleville cruise to provincial crown

Charleville 3-15 Cappamore 2-8

Charleville secured the provincial title yesterday after a tremendous battle with Limerick's Cappamore in Mallow.

The Corkmen were simply sensational as they brushed aside the challenge of the highly fancied Shannon-siders with a supreme second-half performance.

Wing-forwards James O'Brien and Andrew Cagney did huge damage, bagging 2-6 between them, while centre-forward Derry Murphy also grabbed a goal.

Cappamore were well in the contest up to the last 15 minutes and even went in at the break level at 1-7 to 1-7, their main threat Tommie O'Donoghue posting an impressive 1-3.

Scorers -- Charleville: J O'Brien 1-5 (0-2f), A Cagney, D Murphy 1-1 each, F O'Callaghan 0-3, B Dennehy, D O'Flynn 0-2 each, M Gammell 0-1. Cappamore: T O'Donoghue 1-3 (0-1f), E Gleeson 1-1, J Ryan, S Ryan, D Deere, B Creamer 0-1 each.

CHARLEVILLE -- C Curtin; M O'Flynn, C Fitzgerald, A Dennehy; B McCarthy, C O'Flynn, B Dennehy; J Casey, D O'Flynn; G Kelleher, D Murphy, A O'Connor; A Cagney, M Gammell, J O'Brien. Subs: M Kavanagh for G Kelleher (40), PJ O'Halloran for M Gammell (56), D O'Sullivan for M O'Flynn (56), F O'Callaghan (56), J Foley for D O'Flynn (56).

CAPPAMORE -- T Ryan; D Shanahan, S Lane, J Campbell; M Tracey,B Coffey, J Ryan; S Ryan, D Deere; B Creamer, E Gleeson, D O'Dwyer; A Murphy, C Sheehan, T O'Donoghue. Subs: L Cronin for D O'Dwyer (41), J O'Donnell for S Ryan (50), J Hayes for B Creamer (53), D Ryan for A Murphy (53), S Humphreys for J Campbell (53).

Ref -- F Horgan (Tipperary)

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