Emly won high-scoring game 4-14 to 3-9 against Cashel in the Rea Clarke Hennessy intermediate football championship played at Emly on Tuesday evening of last week.
Whereas Emly dominated for most of the game Cashel came close to them in the third quarter and it looked for a while as if it might be their night.
In fact Cashel got off to a lightning start with two points in the first three minutes but it was all Emly then for the remainder of the first quarter, at the end of which they led by 2-6 to 0-3. The two goals were scored in the twelfth and sixteenth minutes by Sean Hennessy and Adrian Dawson. The second was of a particularly ‘soft’ variety when, as two of the Cashel backs waited for the other to clear the ball, Dawson popped in and kicked it to the net.
Cashel came more into the game during the second quarter and a goal just before half-time, when a Ross Doyle 45 was touched to the net by Eddie Walsh, put Cashel in a reasonable position at the interval as they trailed Emly by 2-10 to 1-6.
The third quarter was Cashel’s as they scored 2-2 to Emly’s one point and drew level after fourteen minutes. The goals were scored by William Fitzell, who finished off a good movement to the Emly net, and Ross Doyle, who scored a penalty.
Cashel must have exhausted their effort because they scored only one point in the remainder of the game. In contrast Emly were rampant, albeit helped by a couple of bad Cashel errors. They scored 2-3, the goals coming from Adrian Dawson and Michael Ring and deserved their final winning margin of 4-14 to 3-9.
Best for Emly were David Hennessy, Eoin Buckley, Adrian Dawson, Bob McEniry and David Byrne, while Eoghan Ryan, Ross Doyle, Mickey Coleman, Jonathan Grogan and Lee Burke stood out for Cashel.
Emly: Alan O’Brien, Adrian Hennessy, Michael O’Donnell, David Hennessy, Chris Hennessy, Eoin Buckley, Pat Buckley (0-1), Michael Ring (1-1), James Purcell (0-3), David Byrne (0-3), Shane Carroll, Declan McEniry, Sean Hennessy (1-0), Adrian Dawson (2-5), Rob McEniry (0-1). Sub: Jason McCarthy for James Purcell.
Cashel King Cormacs: Seanie Barron, Tony Hewitt, Ronis O’Donoghue, Paddy Morrissey, Lee Burke, John Grogan, Eoghan Ryan, Michael Coleman (0-2), Adrian Cummins, Michael McDermottt, Ross Doyle (1-7), Eddie Walsh (1-0), Eoin Quirke, William Fitzell (1-0), Adrian O’Dwyer.