JFC Quarter Final: Clonmore 0-6 Fenagh 1-10.

November 8, 2018

This was a very entertaining game with Clonmore playing out of their skins for 50 minutes before Fenagh introduced a number of subs and the fresh legs made all the difference as the warm evening took its toll and the Clonmore lads ran out of steam.

Clonmore raced into an early lead with fine points from Clive Lambe and Mark Byrne (2) after good work from Dinny Quigley, Ray O'Neill and the lively Larry Doyle. Clive put us 0-4 to 0-1 up with another point on 16 minutes and we were unlucky not to score a couple of goals as Adam Doyle was thwarted by desperate Fenagh defending on the goal-line and Larry Doyle hit the crossbar.

Fenagh scored the last 3 points of the half to leave the score  0-4 apiece at the break.

The Moll Bennetts opened the second half with two quick points but the Clonmore lads were in no mood to lie down and equalised through points by Fisher and Clive to leave the score 0-6 apiece on the 50th minute.

At this stage Fenagh were running in their subs and Clonmore were beginning to wilt. Still, this was a Championship Quarter Final and the lads in red & green were not going down without a fight. Under severe pressure, we had to mount a rear guard action and Stephen Byrne brought off a couple of brave saves while Colin & Sean Doyle were like rocks at the heart of the defence. Inevitably, the lads ran out of steam and Fenagh kicked four late points before sealing victory with a goal in the last minute.

This was a very spirited performance from the 16 Clonmore players with old heads like Colin, Ger & JP Doyle, Paul Byrne and Clive Lambe giving great leadership to lively youngsters Larry, Sean & Martin Doyle, Jason & Mark Byrne and Daniel Quigley while Stephen Byrne was outstanding in goal.

Team: Stephen Byrne, Daniel Quigley, Sean Doyle, Jason Byrne, Martin Doyle, Colin Doyle, Larry Doyle, JP Doyle, Ger Doyle, Ray O'Neill, Paul Byrne (0-1,f), Mark D Byrne (0-2), Dinny Quigley, Clive Lambe (0-3), Adam Doyle. Sub: Fergal Kavanagh for Adam.

PHOTO:  Back: (left to right): JP Doyle, Clive Lambe, Dinny Quigley, Colin Doyle, Larry Doyle, Ger Doyle, Stephen Byrne, Jason Byrne, Brian Kelly (Selector). Front: Ray O'Neill, Daniel Quigley, Sean Doyle, Mark D Byrne, Adam Doyle, Paul Byrne, Martin Doyle, Fergal Kavanagh.