SFL Div 5: Clonmore 3-19 Leighlinbridge 0-4

November 8, 2018

Clonmore's youthful Junior team, including six players from last year's Minor B Championship winning team, recorded a convincing win over Leighlinbridge in their first Division 5 game of the year in Woodside. 

Clonmore raced into a 1-12 to 0-0 lead at half time. The goal came from the ever alert JP Doyle and the highlight of the half was a brilliant run and point by centre back Sean Deay. The same pattern continued in the second half with Sean Foley and Cormac Malee adding further Clonmore goals. 

For Clonmore it was a great team effort with all 21 players contributing to the win. For Leighlinbridge, Craig Lawlor, Eddie Dermody, Aidan Lillis and the evergreen Mick Nevin played well.

Clonmore GFC would like to wish Leighlin player and KCLR commentator, Kevin Regan, a speedy recovery from a serious ankle injury received during the game.

Clonmore: Jason Fitzharris, Sean Tompkins, John Kelly, Mick Smith, Matt Cullen, Sean Deay (0-1), Rory McKernan, Gavin Byrne (0-1), Luke Mullen (0-1), Cormac Malee (1-2), Alan Humphries (0-2), Jamie Walsh (0-2), Niall Humphries (0-6), JP Doyle (1-1), Ger Doyle. Subs: Sean Foley (1-1), Dan Cashen, Paul Hogan, Enda McGrath (0-1), Kevin McCarney, Michael McGrath, Clive Lambe, Pauric Lawlor.

Leighlinbridge: Christy Kearney, Darragh O'Meara, Eddie Dermody, Ciaran Dunne, Cathal Brennan, Eddie Kane, Eric Hanley, Brendan Kehoe, Aodh Ashmore, Edward Dermody, Aidan Lillis, Craig Lawlor, Adam Kearney, Mick Nevin, John Townsend. Subs: Jesse Clarke, Andy Brennan, Kevin Regan.

Ref: Seamus Doyle (Fighting Cocks).

PHOTO: Sean Deay captained the Junior team last night and led by example with an outstanding display, capped off by a brilliant run and point in the first half.