Golden second string prove too strong for Clonoulty’s third

West JHC ‘B’

West JHC ‘B’

Golden 1-17

Clonoulty-Rossmore 1-7

Following this Tipperary Co-Op Super Valu West JHC ‘B’game in Cashel Saturday evening, Golden/Kilfeacle have qualified for the semifinal where they will meet table toppers Cashel K.C. Clonoulty Rossmore now exit the championship. Rosegreen will play Solohead in the other semifinal.

The scoring was close up to half time even though Golden Kilfeacle were in control and should have been well ahead at the break. They had missed three goal chances allied to great saves by Michael Ryan, the Clonoulty Rossmore net minder. Golden/Kilfeacle had points from Aidan Fogarty, Daniel Currivan, Damien Fogarty, with three, Sean Carr and Brian Fogart in the first half. Clonoulty Rossmore’s goal came from the stick of Bonny Kennedy after a mistake by the Golden Kilfeacle keeper, and he added two pointed frees, and further points by Andrew Purcell from a line ball, Davy White and John Heffernan. Clonoulty Rossmore led by one point at the break 1-5 to 0-7.

The second half was all one way traffic with Golden/Kilfeacle on top in all quarters. Golden moved veteran Aidan Fogarty to full forward for the second half and  within minutes he helped Golden score 1-5 scoring two points himself and laying on perfect ball for his fellow forwards. Golden went from a point down at half time to six up by the twelfth minute of the second half and were always in control from their on. Sean Carr chipped in with the vital goal for Golden/Kilfeacle. Damien Fogarty topped the second half scoring list with five points. Aidan Fogarty added another two points as did Seamus Carr, and Daniel Currivan also pointed in the second half. Clonoulty Rossmore could only manage two Bonny Kennedy points in the second half. So Golden/Kilfeacle ran out convincing winners 1-17 to 1-7 in the end.

Clonoulty Rossmore were very poor on the night but Pádraig Coen, Jim Ryan and John Heffernan never gave up. This was Golden/Kilfeacle’s second team playing Clonoulty Rossmore’s third string, so there was a big difference in standards.

Golden/Kilfeacle; Mark Hally; Matthew Ryan, Paul Fogarty, JJ Burns; Diarmuid Carr, Christopher Ryan, Rody O Dwyer; Stuart Beattie, Aidan Fogarty (0-3); Daniel Currivan(0-2), Damien Fogarty (0-8)(0-5f), Jimmy Hally; Seamus Carr (0-2), Sean Carr (1-1), Brian Fogarty (0-1).Subs.Alan Wade for Diarmuid Carr,Jamie Currivan for Jimmy Hally,Malacy Scott for Brian Fogarty.

Clonoulty/Rossmore:Micheal Ryan; Shawn Coffey, Conn O’ Keeffe, James Coffey; Andrew Purcell (0-1), Tadhg Ryan, Michael Maher; Jim Ryan, Padraig Coen; Paddy Sadlier, Davy White (0-1), John Heffernan (0-1); Kieran Ryan, Michael Kennedy (1-04) (0-4f), Philip Quirke. Subs;Tommy Quinn for Michael Maher, Philip Ryan for Kieran Ryan, Ger Ryan for Philip Quirke.