Early goals deflate Clonmel Commercials’ intermediates

The old adage of goals winning games rang true in this County Intermediate Football quarter final played in Cashel on Sunday last when Borrisokane got the better of Clonmel Commercials by 3-7 to 1-9.

The old adage of goals winning games rang true in this County Intermediate Football quarter final played in Cashel on Sunday last when Borrisokane got the better of Clonmel Commercials by 3-7 to 1-9.

Borrisokane scored three goals in the opening 15 minutes and although Commercials battled back bravely to take a brief lead with 12 minutes remaining it was this blistering opening quarter that defined the game.

Commercials were ahead by two points before centre forward Colm Larkin goaled to open Borrisokane’s account in the 7th minute.

Gordon Harding doubled their tally in the 12th minute before Philip Austin converted a penalty three minutes later.

Without scoring a single point the North side were seven clear.

By half time points from Liam Murchan and Paudie White reduced the margin to just four points.

Commercials were the dominant side in the opening 20 minutes of the second half and gradually got to within striking distance of Borrisokane.

When substitute Stephen Kelly goaled for Commercials in the 17th minute the South side were ahead and looked likely winners. However the lead was short-lived and within a minute John Hartnett levelled matters.

Borrisokane finished strongly as Commercials faded in the closing stages and in the final 10 minutes they scored 5 points.

Commercials could manage just a single point in this period as Borrisokane ran out deserving winners.

Borrisokane: Enda Brennan, Shane Nevin, Andrew Nevin, Brian Davis, Conor Forde, Peter McSharry, Graham McMahon, Andy Austin, Seosamh Cleary, Gordon Harding, Colm Larkin, Philip Austin, Brian Donnelly, Willie Brooks, Shane Dooley.

Subs Used: John Hardnett, Conor Darcy, Ger Reddin.

Commercials: Michael Boland, Liam Ryan, Cathal McGeever, Conor O’Keeffe, Michael Connolly, Liam Phelan, Conor Walsh, Eamon Hanrahan, Stephen Buckley, Liam Murchan, Fergal O’Callaghan, Paudie White, Sam Ryan, David Lavin, Michael Nugent.

Subs Used: Ross Dennehy, Stephen Kelly, Colm Nolan.