The seniors had 17 points to spare in a one sided Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Football Championship game played in Newcastle on Friday evening against a very under strength Cahir side.
Cahir started brightly enough and led in the opening minute, following a point from Dean Lonergan. Ian Barnes levelled from a free a minute later and when Luke Moore found the net in the 4th minute the writing was already on the wall for Cahir. Cahir battled hard and points from Padraig Whelan and Johnny McMahon, narrowed the margin to a single point midway through the opening half. Johnny Harney and Ian Barnes responded for Commercials before full forward Richie Carroll was brought down and the resultant penalty was dispatched by Barnes to suddenly open a six point gap. Three minutes before the half time break, full forward Carroll goaled and the lead was nine points at half time.
Jason Lonergan extended Commercials’ lead early in the second half with a point. A goal by Shane Murphy in the 7th minute was followed a minute later with a point from Mickey O’Connor as Cahir briefly rallied. Any thoughts of a dramatic comeback were quickly dispelled though, as Commercials introduced Ian Fahey and Padraig Looram and a steady stream of points saw them completely dominate. Two late goals for Commercials through Luke Moore and Brian O’Hara saw them win by a whopping 17 points. The same sides meet again on Friday the 23rd August in Monroe at 7.00p.m.in the South Semi-Final and Commercials will be well aware that Cahir will come to this game ready for action.
Commercials: Jonathon O’Mahoney, Ciaran O’Connell, Donal Lynch, Jamie Peters, Danny Madigan, Seamus Kennedy, Kevin Fahey, Brian Walsh, Kevin Harney, Jason Lonergan, Colman Kennedy, Luke Moore, John Harney, Richie Carroll, Ian Barnes
Subs Used: Paraic Looram, Ian Fahey, Brian O’Hara and Shane Power
The intermediates had a great win against Ballyporeen on Saturday night on a scoreline of 3-08 to 0-10 and kept alive their hopes of a semi-final spot in the South Intermediate Football Championship. The side now play Grangemockler in the final group game where both sides will need to win to join Carrick Swan, Fr.Sheehy’s and Ballyporeen in the semi-finals. Commercials fielded with some well established club players like Eamon Hanrahan, David Lavin and Emmett Ryan alongside some much younger faces such as Liam Ryan, Richie Gunne, Eric Walsh and Michael Nugent and played some excellent football at times. By the 15th minute Commercials were five points clear as they completely dominated the early exchanges. There were five separate scorers for Commercials in the opening quarter with Paudie White, Michael Nugent, Sammy Ryan, Eoin Leahy and Liam Murchan all pointing.
Danny Barrett opened Ballyporeen’s account in the 17th minute from a free but two minutes later Commercials were awarded a penalty and although Emmett Ryan’s shot was saved by Jack English, Ryan followed up to tap to the net for the game’s opening goal. Barrett responded with his 2nd converted free of the evening. It took Ballyporeen until the 28th minute to score from play when the full forward again obliged. Emmett Ryan had a further point before the break to give Commercials a six point cushion at the break. The game was effectively sealed just a minute after the restart, when wing forward Liam Murchan goaled for Commercials to increase their lead to nine. In the 5th minute Sammy Ryan got Commercials’ third goal and despite a spirited 2nd half performance from Ballyporeen, which yielded 6 points the result was never in any doubt and Commercials were deserving winners.
Commercials: Michael Boland, Eric Walsh, Cathal McGeever, Conor O’Keeffe, Liam Ryan, David Lavin, Richie Gunne, Eamon Hanrahan, Stephen Buckley, Liam Murchan, Eoin Leahy, Paudie White, Sammy Ryan , Emmett Ryan, Michael Nugent. Subs Used: Jake McDonald, Robert Lyons
The latest lotto draw was held in Chawkes Sporting Bar, Gladstone Street on Saturday 17th August. There was no outright winner but one person matched 3 numbers so received €200.00. The jackpot now stands at €2,000.
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The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Carroll family on the death of Margaret (Rita). Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Dílis.