Div.3 Football League.

November 7, 2018

Division 3 Football League Semi Final.
Ballycumber 1 12 Cappincur 1 7.
Having finished second in the league Ballycumber achieved the satisfaction of reaching the final. This made up for the disappointment of missing out by a point in a thriller with Edenderry last year. A superb display in goal by John O’Brien and an outstanding exhibition of corner back play by Dessie Daly helped in no small way to this victory. John made a number of great saves and Dessie was on hand to clear the rebound.At the other end of the pitch Sam Lawler scored 4 points and Conrad Casey got 1–2, the goal coming after a brilliant Peter Dunne 40metre pass that left Conrad behind the defence. The introduction of Conor Connelly worked well and he accounted for three points and one which was waved wide by the umpire. Sean Hackett, Ciaran Grennan[ who shipped a very heavy knock but recovered to re-enter the fray later] and Pecker Dunne scored one point each. Daingean await in the final after they overcame table toppers Tullamore by 0–11 to 0–5 on Friday night. Team John O’Brien, Brian Halligan, Chris McDonald, Dessie Daly, Shane Kelly, Mick Egan, Sean Hackett, Paul Kelly, Diarmuid Daly, Andy Grennan, Dermot Egan, Peter Dunne, Sam Lawler, Conrad Casey, Ciaran Grennan. Subs. Conor Connelly, Aaron Daly, Lorcan Halligan, Stevie Quinn, Ethan Keena, Gary Larkin, Niall Quinn, Vinny Minnock, David Egan, Donal Lynam, Daniel Boland, Leo Guinan. In recent weeks Ballycumber had wins over Gracefield 1—20 to 1—2 and Ferbane 1—14 to 0–11 at home and away to Clonmore Harps 4–4 to 1–10 and lost 0—8 to 1–11 away to Cappincur.