Shamrocks 3-11, Carrigaline 1-9
Shamrocks earned themselves a place in this year’s South-East Football semi-final after a facile win over neighbours Carrigaline in Liam McCarthy Park this evening.
Skipper Sweeney was the key man in this comprehensive victory, by hitting the first goal and setting up a second one early in the game. After fifteen minutes Shamrocks had three majors via Sweeney, Shanahan and McGarry which put them in a commanding position and enabled them to to remain well clear of their opponents on the scoreboard for the rest of the game.
Corner backs Tuohy and Kidney had their best games of the season and Barry Mulqueen, back after injury put in a fine hour. It was Simon McGarry’s first championship game this year and showed up well and has lots more potential going forward. He kicked a magnificent 45 meter free in the opening half. Mikey Prout, as always played a very telling role with Michael O’Neill showing much ability going froward.
Youngsters Brady and Caffrey were very keen too and we will be seeing a lot more from them in the future.
Team – Fergus O’Neill, Jonathan Tuohy, Stephen O’Reilly, Cathal Kidney, Michael Prout, Barry Mulqueen, Michael O’Neill, Simon McGarry, Alan McCarthy, Cannice Caffrey, Oin O’Mahony, Philip Brady, Steve O’Neill, Brian Sweeney (Capt.) Joseph Shanahan. Subs – Stephen Keane and Dara O’Sullivan.
A job well done by all concerned and next week the players will concentrate on Hurling as they are scheduled to play the winners of Ballymartle and Valley Rovers before the end of the month. On Tuesday evening July 10th Shamrocks will pay Carrigaline in a Junior Hurling challenge at 8pm in Carrigaline.