Intermediate C’ship .
Glin 2-10 Bruff 2-5
Though the new restrictions meant that no more than the proverbial two men and a dog were watching, the lack of spectators didn’t take from the exciting contest on the field at Feenagh last Saturday evening.We made a decent start with Brian O’Donovan bursting up the field before laying a fine pass of to Ronan Culhane who kicked over the first score of the day. Shortly afterwards, Jack Sheehan dodged passed two backs before being hauled to the ground. Kevin Moore kicked over the resulting free. We took the foot off the pedal then and Bruff came back into it with 2 points of their own.Point three came from good interplay between Tim Scanlon and Oliver Wallace in the middle of the field, Moore latched onto the kick inside and landed his second of the game. Two key moments came in the next five minutes. Ronan Culhane who had been doing well came off injured and Bruff converted a penalty. Fortunately for us, the response was immediate with Sheagh O’Connor’s fist deflecting a long Moore free into the back of the net. After the water break, Kevin Sweeney followed up from where he left off last week, with a fantastic left footed score from distance. Wallace turned provider once more with O’Connor knocking over his second score of the game. Bruff got a point back and were in for a goal but for a timely inception by goalkeeper Seán Lyons who cleared to safety.At half time the score was Glin 1-5 Bruff 1-3.We came like a greyhound out of the traps in the second half. It was barely a minute old when Philip Moloney’s accurate long pass was grasped by Moore about 30 yards out. He released the ball to the onrushing Sheagh O’Connor who left his man for dead before coolly slotted the ball into the corner of the net. Ollie Wallace then got on the scoresheet with a well taken point of his own which was followed by another monsterous 45 yard score from Kevin Sweeney. With ten minutes gone in the second half, we now led by 6 points, 2-7 to 1-4. Edmond and Seán Horan were really coming into their own in the middle of the field, winning kick outs and setting up attacks. Our defence was also holding firm with Tim Scanlon, Jamie Fitzgerald and Brian O’Donovan doing a great job keeping their men quiet whilst driving forward at every opportunity.At the 40th minute mark, Brendan Flanagan entered the fray and made an immediate impact, with two pointed free and lovely curling right footed effort during the next ten minutes. The score was now 2-10 to 1-5. Bruff came back into it towards the end and brought the deficit back to just 5 points with a goal but that was as close as it came with the final score 2-10 to 2-5. It was a well deserved victory that gets us back on track. We await the outcome of the final group match between St. Senan’s and Bruff to see what way this group pans out. Best for Glin on the day were Oliver Wallace, Jack Sheehan, Tim Scanlon, Edmond Horan, Kevin Sweeney and Sheagh O’Connor.Team:Seán Lyons, Aidan Mulvihill, Jamie Fitzgerald, Tim Scanlon, Brian O’Donovan, Philip Moloney, Conor Shine, Edmond Horan, Ronan Culhane, Jack Sheehan, Oliver Wallace, Kevin Sweeney, Sheagh O’Connor, Kevin Moore, Maurice Moore. Subs used: Seán Horan, John Wallace, Brendan Flanagan, James Wallace, Cian Culhane.
Minor FixtureShannon Gaels minors are playing Banogue in the opening round of the Minor Championship this Friday at 7pm in Ballyhahill.