Aherlow Gaels were no match for Drom-Inch in the County JFC ‘A’ quarter-final at Cashel on Saturday. Drom attacked from the throw in and Jamie Moloney finished to the net.
The Leonards, Peter and Leo put Liam Cunningham through for a point for the Gaels.
However Aherlow did not raise another flag for the next twenty minutes as Drom tagged on seven unanswered points, a brace apiece from James Woodlock and David Butler and one each from David Collins, John Ryanand Kevin Butler.
Mark O’Shea set up the hardworking Paddy Hennessy for the Gaels second point after twenty four minutes. Seamie Callanan and Robbie Long chipped in with points and Drom-Inch led 1-9 to 0-2 at the break.
Drom/Inch started the second half with a David Butler goal. Aherlow Gaels replied and Aidan Kiely, Jos O’Brien and Mark O’Shea put Peter Leonard through for a goal.This score sparked a mini revival for the Gaels and Michael Kenny lofted over a brace of points. Drom Inch replied with two points and David Butler put Keith Nolan through for his side’s third goal. Again the Gaels came back and following a charge from Paddy Hennessy, Peter Leonard goaled. So at the end of the third quarter Drom/Inch led 3-12 to 2-4. During the last quarter Drom pulled away, Enda Walsh walking home their fourth goal while the Gaels failed to score again.
Drom/Inch; Shane Hassett; Kevin Butler(0-1), Michael Butler, Eddie Costelloe; Michael Purcell, Michael Campion, Johnny Ryan(0-1); Jerome Ryan(0-2), Jamie Moloney(1-0); Robbie Long(0-1), David Collins, James Woodlock(0-2); Keith Nolan(1-3), David Butler(0-2), Seamus Callanan(0-1). Subs; Michael Everard(0-1) for David Collins(0-1), Michael Costelloe for Kevin Butler, nda Walsh(1-0) for James Woodlock,Liam Ryan (0-3) for Jamie Moloney, Declan Ryan for Eddie Costelloe.
Aherlow Gaels: Peter McKnight; John Breen, Leo Leonard, Stephen Martin; Liam Cunningham(0-1), Aidan Kiely, Frankie Leonard; Thomas O’Donoghue, Cathal O’Shea; Peter Leonard(1-0), Jos O’Brien, Michael Kenny(0-2); Tom Frewen, Mark O’Shea(1-0), Paddy Hennessy(0-1). Subs;Alan Hayes for Peter Leonard, Roger Kiely for Thomas O’Donoghue, Shane Ryan for Jos O’Brien.