County Junior A Quarter Final
We travelled to the Gaelic Grounds last Tuesday night after the original Rhebogue venue was changed due to a bereavement. It was Glin who flew out of the blocks and dominated the opening exchanges and despite playing against the breeze, we led by 1-5 to no score after 20 minutes. Paul Sheahan led the way with a well taken goal and two points from tight angles, with further points coming from Pádraig Scanlon and Mark Culhane (2) and we could have been out of sight but for a number of wides. Murroe-Boher came more into the game and had some decent possession towards the end of the half, kicking 3 frees, to leave the half-time score 1-5 to 0-3.
We really took command of the game after the half time interval. Tommy Culhane’s piercing solo run set up Pádraig Scanlon for a goal chance but he was hauled to the ground by the Murroe-Boher custodian. Mark made no mistake with the resultant spot kick, rifling the ball to the back of the net. Mark then followed up with 3 fine points from distance before our opponents responded with 2 pointed frees of their own. As the game approached the final 10 minutes further points by Paul, Pádraig, Darren and substitute Gary Culhane gave us a comfortable 12 point lead. However two lapses in concentration by our lads gifted two goals to Murroe-Boher and there were a few more nervy moments before the final whistle was blown. The final score was Glin 2-12 Murroe-Boher 2-6. While there were many positives to take from the game, we know that we cannot afford to make any more errors in the challenging games that lie ahead.
Team: M. Stack, T. O’Connor, B. O’Donovan, B. Culhane, John Wallace, J. Fitzgerald, P. Costello, P. Moloney, E. Horan, P. Sheahan (1-3), M. Culhane (1-5), D. Sheahan (0-1), P. Scanlon (0-2), P. Fitzgerald, T. Culhane. Subs: H. Dunne for B. Culhane, M. Sweeney for J. Fitzgerald, T. Scanlon for P. Costello, A. Mulvihill for D. Sheahan, G. Culhane (0-1) for M. Culhane, K. Sweeney, James. Wallace, K. Scanlon, M. Sheehy, S. Shine, James Wallace.
Junior A County C’ship Semi-Final: Glin vs Patrickswell, Tuesday Oct. 21st Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale, 8pm.