SFL Div 5 semi-final: Clonmore 2-15 Ballon 6-13

November 8, 2018

This was a cracking game played in perfect conditions in the Training Centre in Fenagh. Clonmore could have won in normal time, but  in the end we had the outstanding John McGrath to thank for a last minute leveller to bring the game to extra time. Unfortunately, as injuries began to mount up,the lads ran out of steam in extra time and Ballon got in for three breakaway goals as we chased the game.

The injuries to key players made it a big challenge but, in spite of the disappointing result, the efforts of the players right to the end was  impresive and bodes well for the Championship which opens with a Quarter Final against Ballinabranna on a date to be announced. 

Story of game:

8mins: BN 0-4 CM 0-1, Clive point

15 mins: BN 0-4 CM 1-3 John McGrath goal, points by Pauric, Clive & Alan

30 mins: BN 0-6 CM 1-8 Points by JP, John McG (2), Alan (2)

38 mins: BN 2-7 CM 1-9 Point by John McG

45 mins: BN 2-7 CM 2-11 Jamie Walsh goal, points from John McG & Alan

57 mins: BN 3-10 CM 2-11

60 mins: BN 3-10 CM 2-13 Late points by Pauric & John McG brings game to ET

ET: 70 mins: BN 3-12 CM 2-13

ET: 80 mins: BN 6-13 CM 2-15 Couple of efforts for goals result in points by Pauric & Jamie

Team: Jordan Kane, John Connolly, Colin Doyle, Ger Doyle, Mick Smith, Pauric Lawlor (0-3), Martin Byrne, Alan Humphries (0-3), Collie McGrath, Daniel Quigley, Adam Byrne, Paul Byrne, JP Doyle (0-1), John McGrath (1-5,1f), Clive Lambe (0-2). Subs: Richard Roche for Collie (inj,10 mins), Jamie Walsh (1-1) for Daniel, Cian Heffernan for Colin Doyle (inj,45mins), Joe Hickey for Paul Byrne (inj,70mins).