Fabulous Farrell in flying form
Coolkenno see off Donard-the Glen challenge in style
COOLKENNO 0-13 DONARD-THE GLEN 0-06
ON a day when juvenile football wound down for the year in southwest Wicklow, Coolkenno stole a march on the locals by winning the Daniels Cup for the first time and taking it back to the Tullow border – and a well deserved victory it was. A powerful display by Rory Tompkins at midfield laid the foundations for a clear cut but hard earned victory.
This was no ‘one man’ Coolkenno team.
And of course it goes without saying that this win did not come easily.
Donard-The Glen are a proud club and set the pace from early on, they went two points up inside eight minutes and only surrendered that lead in the dying minutes of the half.
Coolkenno were winning plenty of possession early on but in strange surrounds were finding it hard to make it tell on the score board.
In addition the Donard goal keeper brought off a few great early saves.
Joe Mills and Dean Flynn had early points for Donard and 11 minutes had passed before a very lively Cillien Doyle got Coolkenno on the score board.
Conor Kearney and Mills stretched the Donard lead but late points by Cillien Doyle and Tompkins saw Coolkenno go in front for the first time and lead by 0-5 to 0-4 at half time.
The second half was a bit easier for the Tullow border side.
Rory Tompkins was now dominating the game and scored three more point.
Declan McCarthy, Ian Walker, and Liam O’Neill landed points with Joe Mills posting the only come back from Donard.
Points by Cillien Doyle and Rory Tompkins closed out the game.
Harry Farrell stood out in a good Coolkenno defence; Dermott Lambert, Charley Nolan, Thomas Murphy. Declan McCarthy and Liam O’Neill were others to stand out.
Pat Dunne, Chairman of the South/West Board, and Shane Daniels presented the Daniels Cup to captain Rory Tompkins.
Harry Farrell was voted man of the match and was presented with his trophy by the sponsor Jimmy Birchall.
Since Coolkenno had also gone unbeaten through the League unbeaten they were also presented with the League Cup.
Coolkenno: Niall Byrne; Tomas Murphy, Dermott Lambert, Michael O’Toole; Ben Meehan, Charlie Nolan, Harry Farrell; Patrick Murphy, Rory Tompkins (0-6);Declan McCarthy(0-1), Liam O’Neill, Ciaran Farrell; Cillien Doyle, Ian Walker, Mikey Nolan, Oran O’Callaghan, Mikey Nolan, Dylan Farrell and Niall Maxwell.
Donard-The Glen: Brian Keogh; Rory Hankin, Daniel Furlong, Ronan Kelly,Shane Daly, Cathan Grace,Thomas Lawlor, Jack Grace,Oisin Traynor, Joey Mills, Willie Egar, Conor Kearney, Sean Metcalfe, Dean Flynn.
Others: Cian and David Fox, Mickey Byrne, James Keogh,Owen Kemmy.
Referee: Damien Byrne did a great job and got little trouble from either side.
The Coolkenno team who won the Ray Daniels Memorial Cup by beating Donard-The Glen in Dunlavin on Sunday.
Shane Danials and Pat Dunne present the Ray Daniels Memorial Cup to Coolkenno captain Rory Tompkins in Dunlavin..
The Donard-The Glen team who lost out to Coolkenno in the Ray Daniels Memorial Cup final.
Coolkenno’s Harry Farrell slips away from Conor Kearney.
Man of the match, Harry Farrell, with Peter Keogh and Pat Dunne.