Thursday 23 November 2017

Richardson piles pain on limp Sligo

Fingal 3-19
Sligo 0-11

Fingal handed out a harsh lesson to a less-than-impressive Sligo in Swords to book their place in the semis.

Dominant from the outset, the home side went eight points clear on 25 minutes when Niall Ring completed a slick team move. Alan Cawley clipped over Sligo's third point shortly after but Aodhan McInerney rattled home Fingal's first goal from the resultant puck-out.

Keith Raymond had the chance to reduce the deficit with a penalty on the stroke of half-time but Fingal 'keeper Hilary Murray-Hession saved well.

Andrew Richardson nabbed two goals in the second-half, the second coming two minutes from time as Fingal finished with a flourish.

Man of the Match: Niall Ring (Fingal)

SCORERS -- Fingal: A McInerney 1-4, A Richardson 2-0, JM Sheridan 0-6 (2 '65's, 2f), G Dillon 0-4, N Ring 0-3, D Byrne 0-2. Sligo: A Cawley 0-4, K Raymond 0-2 (1 '65), T Conneely, J Kelly, L Reidy, D Loughnane, R Molloy (f) 0-1 each .

Fingal-- H Murray-Hession 7; P Coyne 7, D Markey 7, M Cussen 7; P Quinn 7, D Vaughan 8, D Keogh 8; R McGarry 7, N Ring 8; A McInerney 8, P Daly 7, J M Sheridan 8; G Dillon 8, D Byrne 7, A Richardson 7. Subs: R Sheridan 7 for Keogh (58), B McCarthy 7 for McInerney (61), P McAllister 6 for Dillon (61), A Creane 6 for Ring (65), A Morris 6 for Coyne (65).

Sligo -- G Cadden 7; D O'Brien 7, J Kenny 6, T Cawley 6; M Gilmartin 5, R Cox 6, J Kelly 5; P Quinn 6, K Raymond 7; A Cawley 6, R Molloy 6, D Burke 6; T Conneely 5, D Loughnane 6, C Brenan 5. Subs: L Cadden 6 for Burke (h-t), A Walsh 6 for Brenan (47), L Reidy 7 for Molloy (55), K Gilmartin 6 for Cox (60), N McDermott 5 for Kelly (65).

Ref -- P Dwyer (Carlow)

Irish Independent

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