Aherlow Gaels had little difficulty in overcoming Cashel King Cormacs in the losers group of the McGrath Oil under-21 A football championship at Leahy Park, Cashel on Sunday afternoon.
They now play Clonoulty-Rossmore in the loser’s group final.
Cashel had the breeze in their favour in the first half but made little use of it, scoring only three points.
Aherlow Gaels were helped by a penalty and this gave them a 1-4 to 0-3 lead at the interval.
Aherlow Gaels dominated the second half and while they didn’t get the score they might have expected they were well on top by 2-10 to 0-3 at the final whistle.
Aherlow Gaels: Patrick O’Donoghue, John Moloney, Sean Cunningham, David Cooney, Michael Power, Ed O’Meara (0-1), Anthony Leahy, Mark Russell (0-4), Eoin O’Connell, Darren Neville (1-1), Thomas O’Donoghue (0-1), Shane Neville (1-2), Shane Ryan (0-1), Kevin Kinane, Kevin Franks. Subs: Patrick Crehan or Anthony Leahy, Peter Moloney for Shane Ryan, Jamie Franks for Michael Power, Stephen Moloney for David Cooney.
Cashel King Cormacs: Padraig Palmer, Cormac Ryan, Niall Anglim, Conor Devitt, James Cummins, James Heffernan, Adam Kennedy, Gearoid Slattery (0-3), Dylan Fitzell, Shane Murphy, Simon Delaney, Eoin O Dwyer, Cathal Minogue, Mark Wallace,Joe Hennessey.
Referee: Sean Bradshaw (Kickhams)
Eire Og into semi-final
Eire Óg 1-11 Kickhams 1-6
Eire Óg defeated Kickhams by 1-11 to 1-6 in the losers group of the McGrath Oil Under-21 B football championship at Bansha on Sunday afternoon and so claimed a semi-final place in the competition proper.
This was a good game of football with the sides evenly matched for long periods of the first half. The goals came just before half-time, with Dinny Crosse getting Eire Óg’s from the penalty spot to give his side the lead by 1-3 to 1-2 at the interval.
Kickhams got the first couple of scores on the resumption but gradually Eire Óg took over and were very much in control at the final whistle, when they led by 1-11 to 1-6.
Eire Óg: Evan Heffernan, Gearóid Loughman, Cathal Coughlan, Conor Devlin, John Ryan (0-1), Tom Fox (0-1), Jamies O’Dwyer, Donal O’Dwyer (0-1), Josh Quinn, Mike Fox, Dinny Crosse (1-5), Roghan Loughman, Mike O’Brien, Peter O’Dwyer (0-1), Christopher Breen. Subs: Mi chaelBradshaw for Conor Devlin, Sean Breen (0-2) for Sopughan Loughman, Eoghan Loughman for Christopher Breen.
Kickhams: Oisin Slattery, John Ryan, Stephen Griffey, Cillian O’Meara, Fionn Hogan, Killian Loughman, Brian Hand, Elliot Thompson, Michael McCormack, Padraig O’Carroll, (0-1), Conor Butler (0-1), Evan Hickey, Dylan O’Brien (0-1), Brendan Ryan (1-3) Thomas Hayes.
Referee: David Grogan (Aherlow)