Passion of Faithful boils over
Offaly SHC semi-finals
COOLDERRY advanced to the final with a runaway victory over Kinnitty in Tullamore yesterday.
The winners made a dream start with a Damien Murray goal after 25 seconds and Cathal Parlon's goal made it 2-9 to 0-2 after 17 minutes. It was 2-11 to 0-2 at half-time and the game was over as a contest.
In the second half, Coolderry easily kept Kinnitty out of sight as Liam Bergin's red card added to their woe.
SCORERS -- Coolderry: D Murray 1-8 (0-5f, 0-1 '65'), B Carroll 0-6, C Parlon 1-2, B Teehan 0-4, E Ryan 0-2, K Connolly 0-1. Kinnitty: C Coughlan 0-4 (0-3f), O Kealey 0-3, M McRedmond, J Kinsella, S Molloy 0-1 each.
COOLDERRY -- S Corcoran; B Kelly, T Corcoran, A Corcoran; K Brady, J Brady, D King; M Corcoran, K Teehan; B Carroll, B Teehan, K Connolly; E Ryan, C Parlon, D Murray. Subs: P Teehan for Ryan (50), M Ryan for King (51), C Larkin for Kelly (54), P Hensey for Corcoran (54), R Murray for Murray (55).
KINNITTY -- J Dempsey; B Coughlan, L Bergin, C Bergin; A Kealey, J Rigney, C Leonard; M McRedmond, E Grimes; S Kinsella, J Kinsella, S Molloy; C Coughlan, F Kealey, O Kealey. Subs: M Robinson for S Kinsella (20), E McGuinness for McRedmond (33).
REF -- M Walsh.
TULLAMORE produced another upset when they conjured a storming finish to sicken Kilcormac/Killoughey in Tullamore yesterday.
Even an ugly brawl midway during the second half, that saw the winning side's James Keane and Kilcormac/ Killoughey's Joey Dunican sent off, could not dilute Tullamore's joy.
Ciaran Slevin was also sent off for the vanquished as Tullamore held on after Brian Leonard's last-gasp 21-yard free was blocked on the line.
SCORERS -- Tullamore: S Dooley 0-7 (0-5f, 0-1 '65'), K Waters 0-2, S Kelly, F Kerrigan, J Duffy , B Hogan 0-1 each. Kilcormac/Killoughey: T Fletcher 0-6 (0-5f), C Slevin J Lynch, E Lee (0-1f), J Dunican 0-1 each.
TULLAMORE -- D Fox; A Martin, M Conlon, S Egan; N Mannion, B Dagg, H Treacy; J Keane, S Kelly; K Waters, F Kerrigan, G Mannion; S Dooley, J Duffy, E Finnerty. Subs: A Heffernan for G Mannion (49), B Hogan for Finnerty (57).
KILCORMAC/KILLOUGHEY -- Conor Slevin; J Grogan, B Leonard, D Kilmartin; N Leavy, P Healion, K Coyne; Ciaran Slevin, C Mahon; J Lynch, E Lee, D Currams; T Fletcher, G Healion, J Gorman. Subs: J Dunican for Currams, (3), C Guinan for Leavy (32), M Leonard for Lynch (52), C Cassidy for Fletcher (58).
REF -- D Cooke.