SFL Div 2: Railyard 1-10 Clonmore 2-6

November 8, 2018

There was no shortage of effort from the Intermediates tonight but we missed numerous chances in the dying minutes to at least get a draw and had a penalty saved in the first half.

The Kilkennny side have been going well in the League and have won 4 games from 5, beating us, Eire Og, Grange and the Fighting Cocks. 

In a close first half, Clonmore raced onto a 0-4 to 0-2 lead on 15 minutes with points from Niall Humphries (2), Paddy Gahan and Gavin Byrne.  The Railyard full-forward, Roche, was outstanding all night and he set us back with a goal on 16 minutes. Anthony Byrne replied for Clonmore on 26 minutes with an excellent goal after an incisive run though the middle. Railyard led at half-time by 1-5 to 1-4.

The third quarter belonged to Railyard and they scored four points without reply to lead by 1-9 to 1-4 on 45 minutes. A late rally yielded points by Gavin and Niall and a scrambled goal from Cormac Malee but several good chances for an equaliser were spurned.

We can still qualify for the semi-finals if we win our last 3 games starting on Friday away to Grange at 7.30pm.

Team: Jordan Kane, Sean Tompkins, John Kelly, Andrew Byrne, Paddy Gahan (0-1), Willie Rooney, Rory McKernan, Anthony Byrne (1-0), Bobby Rooney, Sean Deay, Gavin Byrne (0-2,1f), Daniel Quigley, Niall Humphries (0-3), Luke Mullen, Con Murphy. Subs: Alan Humphries for Willie (BC, 16mins), Willie Byrne for Bobby (inj, 20mins), Francie Whelan for Sean Deay (inj, 38mins), Cormac Malee (1-0) for Con (45mins), Sean Foley for Luke (48mins).

PHOTO: Bobby Rooney sustained a painful knee injury early in the game tonight. We wish Bobby a speedy recovery.