SFL Div 2: Grange 2-8 Clonmore 1-9

November 8, 2018

The Intermediates finished their league campaign with a disappointing result against Grange but their skillful and spirited display deserved better and provides hope for the Championship.

With just five minutes gone Grange had a seven point lead: 2-1 to 0-0. On 55 minutes, a great goal by Gavin Byrne left just one point between the teams – 2-6 to 1-8. In the intervening 50 minutes, a courageous performance saw Clonmore outplay and outscore Grange by 1-8 to 0-5 but an equalising point didn’t come and Clonmore were left to rue a disastrous start, a dozen wides and several balls dropped into the goalkeeper’s hands.

The same two teams meet again in the First Round of the Championship on the weekend of 28 July.

Team: Colin McGrath, Paul Hogan, Bobby Rooney, John Kelly, Enda McGrath (0-2), Ronan Doyle, Willie Rooney, Gavin Byrne(1-2,1f), David Mulvany(0-1), David McCarney, Con Murphy (0-1,f), Kevin McCarney, PJ Byrne (0-2), Shane McGrath, Jamie Walsh (0-1). Subs: Paul Byrne for Willie Rooney (inj, 10 mins), Owen Coleman for Kevin McCarney (inj, 30mins).

Photo: The panel for the game against Grange wearing a new set of jerseys sponsored by Denis Cullen of Cullen’s Lounge, The Hill, Hacketstown. The club would like to thank Denis for his generous support.

Back: Shane McGrath, Jamie Walsh, Gavin Byrne, PJ Byrne, David Mulvany, Ronan Doyle, Con Murphy, Paul Byrne, John Kelly, Willie Byrne, Willie Rooney. Front: Owen Coleman, David McCarney, Bobby Rooney, Kevin McCarney, Enda McGrath, Paddy Byrne, Colin McGrath, Dale McNamara, Jordan Kane, Paul Hogan, Mark D Byrne.