Carnew set for ‘B’ final
Newtown await in decider
CARNEW EMMETS 0-10 ST. KEVIN’S 0-08
Right from the start of this game Carnew were on the attack with Dean Grandy and Conal McCrea linking up well to secure the first scoring chance of the game but a badly placed ball ended up in the Kevin’s keeper Ambie Miley’s hands.
Clearing the ball to the wing, Miley found Donal O’Hara free and his long ball into the forwards resulted in a free kick for a foul on Matthew Kelly.
Liam Miley sent the free kick high over the bar to open the scoring.
Brian Miley added two more points and St Kevin’s were three ahead with almost 15 minutes played.
Carnew did have plenty of possession but they continually misplaced their shots and had a total of 10 misplaced shots ending up in the keepers grateful arms throughout the half.
Carnew’s Robert Young finally got their opening score when he pointed on the 16th minute.
The St Kevin’s back line of William Kavanagh, Shane Browne and Breon Nugent worked tirelessly to ensure that the Carnew opportunities were kept to the minimum.
Carnew looked in trouble and when they lost the influential Enda Donohue through injury their task was all uphill.
St Kevin’s heaped further misery on them with John Teahan Burke’s ability to carry the ball to the forward line setting up a Robert Kelly point on the 23rd minute and then Liam Miley increased the lead to four points.
This signaled the Carnew comeback. Points from Justin House and Cillian Gilligan got them back into the game and they should have had further scores but for their bad decision making and rushed shooting saw the half end on a scoreline of St Kevin’s 0-05 to Carnew’s 0-03.
Carnew tore into the second half and looked to have left their wasteful play firmly in the first. Two points from Cathal Doyle and another from Cillian Gilligan sent them into the lead for the first time in the game.
Jack Doyle and Cieran Gaynor were proving to be a constant thorn in the side for the St. Kevin’s lads while Seamus Mulhall, Aaron Kinsella and Niall O’Keeffe marshaled the back line with assurance.
Carnew looked to add to their scores but a series of wides blighted their progress.
St Kevin’s worked hard and retook the lead with points from Daniel Coyne and Brian Miley. Back came Carnew, Cathal Doyle equalised with a real beauty on 18 minutes but again Carnew proved wasteful in front of goal and a total of 10 wides in the half told the story of their day.
John Teahan Burke had an outstanding day and his strong run in the 25th minute put St. Kevin’s in the lead again.
Carnew needed leadership and they found it in the form of Aaron Kinsella and Jack Doyle who took control of the the game driving their team at the St. Kevin’s defense.
Conal McCrea leveled in the 27th minute and this was then followed by points from Justin House and Dean Grandy who sealed the victory for Carnew.
Newtown now await Carnew in the final and on this showing the men from the south will have to do a lot of work on their point taking if they are to have any chance.
Carnew Emmets: Eoin Byrne, Seamus Mulhall, Aaron Kinsella, Niall O’Keeffe, Jack Doyle, Enda Donohue, Cieran Gaynor, Justin House (0-02), Dean Grandy (0-01), Cathal Doyle (0-03), Conal McCrea (0-01), Declan Hennessy, Adam Doyle, Robert Young (0-01), Cillian Gilligan (0-01). Sub used:Martin Murphy for Enda Donohue.
St Kevin’s: Ambie Miley, William Kavanagh, Shane Browne, Breon Nugent, Adam Coyne, Donal O’Hara, Jack Miley, Robert Kelly (0-01), John Teahan Burke (001), Liam Miley (0-02), Brian Miley (0-03), Ambie Miley, Matthew Kelly, Jack Cullen, Daniel Coyne (0-01).
Carnew’s Justin House reaches the ball ahead of Robert Kelly during the Minor ‘B’ football semi-final.
Carnew’s Martin Murphy evades the clutches of Robert Kelly.