Eire Og too strong for Rosegreen
Eire Og Annacarty Donohill 3-9(18) Rosegreen 1-7(10)
John O’Shea at Rosegreen
Eire Og Annacarty Donohill got their Shane Hennessy Agri Advisor West Junior B Football championship campaign up and running with an eight point victory over the holders at Rosegreen on Saturday evening.
Two goals in the second quarter from Liam Og O’Dwyer and Cian Ryan coupled with a third on the stroke of full time from substitute Alan Shanahan were the main difference between the sides.
Eire Og led at the half time break, 2.5 to 0.2, their points coming from Philip McGrath, Cian Ryan and Liam Og O’Dwyer, while Keith Bergin and Diarmuid Quinlan were on the mark for the home side.
The second half started in a lively fashion with Daniel Hayde in the Rosegreen goal saving a penalty from Pat Ahern. Following this the home side upped their work rate considerably and this was reflected on the scoreboard. Ger Cummins and Colm Hayde put over at the near end before Keith Bergin crashed home a goal after eight minutes. Further points from Colm Hayde, Pa Ryan and Bergin had cut the deficit to the minimum by the water break, 2.5 to 1.7.
The exertions of the third quarter seemed to take it’s toll on the home side as they failed to score after the water break, while Eire Og finished the stronger, culminating in that late goal from Alan Shanahan to run out worthy winners.
Eire Og Annacarty Donohill: Michael Ryan, Ciaran Loughman, Cathal Coughlan, Michael Fox, Dan Hogan, Mikie O’Brien, David Breen, Liam Og O’Dwyer (1.1), Michael Buckley, Jack Kingston (0.1), Willie O’Neill, Ronan O’Brien, Pat Ahern (0.2,1f), Philip McGrath (0.4,3f), Cian Ryan (1.1) Subs used; Alan Shanahan (1.0), Peter O’Dwyer.
Rosegreen: Daniel Hayde: Danny Fanning, James Walsh, Sean Ryan, Charlie Costello, Tom Dowling, Nick Ryan, Pa Ryan (0.1), Mark Hartnett, Colm Hayde (0.2), Diarmuid Quinlan (0.1), Tony Kerwick, Keith Bergin (1.2,1f), Ger Cummins (0.1), Eoin McSweeney
Subs used: Denis Golden.
Referee: Padraig Skeffington (Cashel King Cormacs)
Photo: John O’Shea