Intermediate C'ship: Clonmore 3-14 Palatine 0-11

November 8, 2018

Clonmore took full advantage of the wind in the first half and their forwards were in great scoring form, building up a big lead at half-time: 2-8 to 0-3. Clonmore’s first goal on the 15th minute was a classic move with John McGrath driving a diagonal ball to corner forward Niall Humphries who fed inrushing midfielder Ronan Doyle to bury the ball in the roof of the net. The second goal on 21 mins was rather more fortunate as Gavin Byrne’s long range kick for a point deceived the Pal goalkeeper and ended in the net – the wind no doubt playing a part.

Clonmore’s half time substitute Owen Coleman put the result beyond doubt by scoring 1-1 early in the second half to extend the lead to 3-9 to 0-6 on 40mins. Palatine’s James Reid, once again gave an exhibition of point scoring but his 10 points were not enough to influence the result. 

Clonmore: Colin McGrath, Paul Byrne, Wesley Byrne, Shane Murphy, Pauric Lawlor, David Mulvany (0-1), Willie Byrne, Ronan Doyle (1-1), Gavin Byrne (1-3, 3f), John McGrath, Con Murphy (0-3), Jamie Walsh (0-2), PJ Byrne, Enda McGrath, Niall Humphries (0-2). Subs: Owen Coleman (1-2), John Kelly, James Doyle.

Palatine: Tom Nolan, Alan Cullen, Conor Wall, John Kenny, Mark Cullen, Chris O’Brien, Lorcan Carroll (0-1), Billy Murphy, Alan Hosey, Eddie McGarry, Damien McMahon, Bobby Clifford, Paud O’Dwyer, James Reid (0-10, 7f), Paddy Carroll. Sub: Craig Kearney.
Ref: Seamus Doyle (Fighting Cocks).

PHOTO: Gavin Byrne who capped an excellent game at midfield by scoring 1-3 against Palatine.