SFL Div 5: Clonmore 4-12 St Patricks 2-6

November 8, 2018

This was a great win by the Juniors in Tullow on Tuesday night. With the wind in the first half, an exhibition of point scoring by Sean Deay (0-5), a cracking goal by JP and a point by Jamie Walsh gave us a 2-6 to 2-2 half-time lead. Clonmore's first goal was an OG after a rocket from JP hit the crossbar and rebounded off a defender into the net. In the second half, we had to withstand a determined, wind assisted, onslaught from the home team. Inspired by the impressive fielding of Paul Sheppard and incisive play of TJ Kavanagh, Tullow reduced the arrears to one point, 2-7 to 2-6, on 45 minutes. With their tails up, Tullow mounted attack after attack and only desperate defending by Jason Fitzharris, John Kelly and the Clonmore backs prevented a couple of certain goals being scored. If Tullow had gone ahead at that point they may well have gone on to win the game but, having weathered the storm, a late burst of scores, including goals from Jamie Walsh and Owen Coleman, gave us a rather flattering 12 point win. 

Clonmore: Jason Fitzharris, John Kelly, Clive Lambe, Con Cashen, Kevin McCarney, Bobby Rooney, Rory McKernan, Sean Deay (0-6,4f), Luke Mullen, Cormac Malee, JP Doyle (1-0), Jamie Walsh (1-2), Niall Humphries, Owen Coleman (1-3), Ger Doyle. Subs: Matt Cullen for Kevin, Sean Tompkins for Con, John McGrath (0-1) for JP, Sean Foley for Ger, Michael McGrath for Cormac, Pauric Lawlor for Niall. OG (1-0).

St Patricks: James Tobin, Gary Maxwell, Anthony Moran, Eoghan Cleary, Stephen Hogan (0-1), Sean Condon, Gerry Dooley, Shane Farrell, Paul Sheppard, Julian Strain, TJ Kavanagh (1-3), Ross Hanley, Cathal Murray (1-2), Nathan Doran, Conor Maxwell.

Ref: Martin Murphy. PHOTO: Sean Deay had an outstanding game against Tullow, scoring 6 points in total and repeatedly taking the game to the opposition with his surging runs.