Crosco Cup 1⁄4 Final
Cashel King Cormacs 3-18(27)
John O’Shea at Leahy Park Cashel
Cashel King Cormacs pulled out all the stops in the final quarter of this entertaining Crosco Cup quarter final game at Leahy Park Cashel on Wednesday evening. Up to the second half water break, this game was in the balance, but Golden/ Kilfeacle were having trouble in penetrating the tight Cashel King Cormacs defence throughout.
Golden got off to a flyer and had three points on the board in the opening two minutes, courtesy of Andy Byrnes, Shane Stapleton and Cian O’Connell. Cashel settled with a point from Adrian Cummins after five minutes to open their account. With the home side on the ascendancy, they pulled back Golden’s lead and were one up by the water break, 0.6 to 0.5. This trend continued and further points from Aaron Moloney, Dan Moloney, Cormac Ryan and Jack McGrath put the four to the good at the half time break, Cashel King Cormacs 0.10, Golden/Kilfeacle 0.6.
After the break, play was even enough, but a Dan Moloney goal on eleven minutes gave Cashel the break that they needed and from then to the final whistle they dominated proceedings. Michael Coleman got in for two good goals in the final quarter to seal a victory that puts them in the semi-final against Cappawhite.
Cashel King Cormacs: Jonathan Walsh, Tom Clarke, Ciaran Quinn, John Darmody, Simon Delaney, Cormac Ryan (0.2), Padraig Brosnan, Pat Muldoon, Conn Bonnar (0.3,1f), Cathal Quinn (0.2), Dan Moloney (1.3,2f), Adrian Cummins (0.3), Jack McGrath (0.2), Padraig O’Donoghue, Aaron Moloney (0.2)
Subs used: Michael Coleman (2.0), Jaymes O’Sullivan (0.1), Michael Killian O’Dwyer
Golden/Kilfeacle: Killian Hayde, JJ Byrnes, Keith Landy, Daithi Baragry, Eoghan Ryan (0.2f), James Casey, Sean Hayes, Cian O’Connell (0.2), Aidan O’Connell, Ronan Hayes, Shane Stapleton (0.1), Niall Fogarty, Jonathan Wade (0.1), Tom Byrnes, Andy Byrnes 90.5,2f )
Subs used: Christopher Ryan (0.1), David Wade, Thomas Fogarty
Referee: Phil Ryan (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams)