Minor Championship: MLR 2-11 Clonmore 3-8

November 8, 2018

In the Minor Championship in Borris on Sunday evening, Clonmore were unlucky not to come away with full points against a strong and determined MLR team. In a free flowing game, Rangers took an early lead but a Francie Whelan goal from a Keith Bowes cross put Clonmore 1-4 to 0-5 ahead at half-time. 

Second half points from Francie, Rory McKernan and Dylan Doyle, and a couple of well-taken goals from Josh Bowes and Billy Lawlor, looked to have put Clonmore into a winning position on 58 minutes (3-8 to 1-10). But Rangers never gave up and scored an equalising point in the 7th minute of injury time, with Melvyn doing well to guide a dangerous high ball over the crossbar.

End Q1: Clonmore 0-2 MLR 0-2, Sean Deay ('45'), Josh

End Q2: Clonmore 1-4 MLR 0-5 Goal: Francie deflects Keith's shot past keeper, Dylan 2 frees,

End Q3: Clonmore 2-6 MLR 1-6 Josh goal, Dylan 2 frees,

58mins: Clonmore 3-8 MLR 1-10 Billy goal, Francie & Rory McK points

59mins: Clonmore 3-8 MLR 2-10 

68mins: Clonmore 3-8 MLR 2-11

TEAM: Melvyn Kinch, Sean Tompkins, Rory McKernan (0-1), Cormac Connolly, Matt Cullen, Sean Deay (0-1, '45'), Rory Maguire, Luke Mullen, Luke Connolly, Cormac Malee, Josh Bowes (1-1), Tom Pollard),  Dylan Doyle (0-4, 4f) , Francis Whelan (1-1), Keith Bowes. Subs:  Sean Moran for Keith Bowes, Billy Lawlor (1-0) for Cormac Malee, Robert Bulmer for Francie, Anthony Kealy McDonald for Rory McKernan, Dan Cashen for Luke Mullen. 

Ref: Jonathan Murphy (St Mullins)

PHOTO: Rory McKernan had another outstanding game at full-back for the Minors against MLR, even getting forward to score a vital point late in the game.