South JFC ‘B’ semi-final
Fethard 1-13 Moyle Rovers 1-4
On Saturday last in Ardfinnan in the Mulcahy Construction Junior B South Semi Final, Fethard proved too strong for Moyle Rovers.
This was expected to make for interesting viewing with some previous senior footballers on both sides - Fethard fielded Damien Byrne, Willie Morrissey and Miceal Spillane, while Moyle Rovers had Noel Wall and Robbie Boland.
Unfortunately this game did not live up to expectation.
Fethard outplayed Moyle Rovers throughout the game and they were the much stronger side on the day. Fethard’s Cathal Hurley opened the scoring with a point from a free. Eugene Walsh and Cathal Hurley hit four more unanswered points while Miceal Spillane hand passed over the bar to put Fethard 0-6 to no score up.
In the 28th minute Moyle Rovers got a life line. TJ Wall kicked a high dropping ball into the square which had team mate Rian Boland ready to punch to the back of the net.
Cathal Hurley scored another point to finish the first half. Half Time score Fethard 0-7 Moyle Rovers 1-0.
Despite Moyle Rovers’ Oliver McGrath opening the second half with a point, Fethard’s Willie Morrissey, Cathal Hurley and Miceal Spillane replied with a point each. Moyle Rovers’ TJ Wall and Robbie Boland added 2 more points to their tally but again Fethard replied with 1-3 from Miceal Spillane (2) and Brian Healy (1-1). Moyle Rovers centre fielder Mark Murray score a consolation point in the closing minutes.
Fethard: Paul Kenny, Peter Gough, Michael Moroney, Ian Kendrick, Frankie Donovan, Damien Byrne, Ronan Allen, PJ Ahearne, Cathal Hurley, Eugene Walsh, Willie Morrissey, Brian Healy, Dean Tobin, Martin Coen, Miceal Spillane, Subs Darren O’Meara, Dion Butler, Ger Maher, Johnny Neville, John Fitzgerald.
Moyle Rovers: James Cahill, Michael Mulcahy, Noel Wall, Sean Lonergan, David Mulcahy, Luke Boland, Kevin Condon, Mark Murray, Kevin O’Donnell, Daniel Long, Oliver McGrath, Rian Boland, Dominic Walsh, Robbie Boland, John O’Brien. Subs Rian Clancy, TJ Wall, Ger McCarthy, Padraig Hartigan.
Referee Martin Doyle (Ardfinnan)