Munster Junior Cup: GLIN ROVERS A V NCW ROVERS A 3-1.
NCW Rovers were much the faster team out of the blocks in Glin on sunday and enjoyed most of the ball in the opening 30 minutes. Gary Culhane was alert after 5 minutes when he headed clear a dangerous ball in to he glin box. Michael Stack made a great save on 10 minutes from a belter of a shot from outside the box, he managed to push the ball on the crossbar and away for a corner. The Crossbar was shaking for up to a minute such was the power in the shot. NCW took a deserved lead on 17 minutes with a good goal but we almost replied with a goal of our own on 20 minutes when Paul Sheahan forced a good save from the keeper. Michael Stack made another great save on 42 minutes before the sides went in for the break. Glin Rovers came to life in the second half and started to put their stamp on procedings, for all Newcastles possession in the first half they were well marshalled by our defence. Karl and Kevin were very busy on either side of Gary Culhane and Dave Culhane. Our midfield of Padraig Costello, Edmund Horan, Michael Sweeney & Darren Sheahan after a quite first half took control of the game. Paul Sheahan and John Kelliher also caused a lot of trouble for Newcastles defence. Paul Sheahan was at the heart of all Glins attacks in the opening exchanges of the first quarter of the second half and he forced a good save from the keeper on 53 minutes and forced a Glin corner from a shot on 60 minutes. Oliver Wallace and Karl O Sullivan came on for John Kelliher and Karl Geoghegan in the second half and Jack Fitzgerald came on also in the second half. We got back on level terms after 65 minutes and deservedly so. A fine shot by Edmund Horan was deflected for a corner and Paul Sheahan showed great skill to deflect the ball into the penalty area as it was going wide at the near post. Edmund Horan reacted the fasted and smashed the ball in to the top of the net. Glin never looked back from this and took complete control of the game. Olly Wallace’s presence in midfield was very effective in helping Glin going forward. We went 2-1 on 75 minutes following great work on the wing by Kevin Sweeney, he beat 2 players and played the ball to Paul Sheahan who played the ball perfectly in to Darren Sheahans path, Darren made no mistake in clinically dispatching the ball to the back of the Newcastle net. We made the win secure on 85 minutes when Darren Sheahan netted for a second time following great work in midfield by Olly Wallace. Darren got in behind the defence from ollys pass and he rounded the keeper before slotting the ball in to the goal. A great win for the Boys and they progress to the next round of the Munster Junior cup now. A Special mention to Karl O Sullivan who made his competitive debut for Glin Rovers juniors today.
TEAM: M Stack, K Sweeney, G Culhane, D Culhane, K Geoghegan,
P Costello, E Horan, M Sweeney, D Sheahan, P Sheahan, J Kelliher.
SQUAD: J Fitzgerald, A Mulvihill, E Mulvihill, O Wallace, G Riordan & K O Sullivan.
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