Hy­land guides Carnew home

Dis­missal ends Reds hopes

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CARNEW’S In­ter­me­di­ate hurlers racked up a con­vinc­ing win over Glenealy last Sun­day morn­ing in a sparsely pop­u­lated Joule Park, Aughrim.

The vic­tory leaves the Wex­ford bor­der men sit­ting pretty in the com­pe­ti­tion and go­ing on the form they have shown so fay they will be a dif­fi­cult en­tity to stop as we en­ter the busi­ness end.

Key to this vic­tory was the free-tak­ing of Don Hy­land who lined out at full-for­ward and whose strik­ing for the most part was su­perb as he fin­ished the day with a tally of eight points from placed balls.

An engine room that con­tained the very in­flu­en­tial Michael Collins, the burly Liam Kennedy, the ex­cel­lent Mark Collins, the hard­work­ing mid­field pair­ing of Justin House and Daire Fo­ley and the ca­pa­ble half-for­ward line of Nick Skel­ton, Billy Rickerby and Ian Clancy must also take credit for down­ing a Glenealy side who col­lected too many wides and seemed just that lit­tle bit off the boil on a damp and dreary Sun­day morn­ing.

The afore­men­tioned Michael Collins, fresh from a very de­cent shift in the goals for the Se­nior side the pre­vi­ous evening, turned in a note­wor­thy per­for­mance and got the score­board up and run­ning with a mag­nif­i­cent long-range free af­ter two min­utes.

Glenealy’s Gary Hughes, a young hurler of some prom­ise, split the posts at the other end mo­ments later and we set­tled in for a qual­ity bat­tle with ref­eree Damien Byrne look­ing af­ter pro­ceed­ings.

A poor clear­ance from Michael Collins was col­lected eas­ily by Jonathan O’Neill jnr and he swept the ball over Ted Kennedy’s cross­bar to send Glenealy into an early lead and they tried to put pres­sure on the Carnew half-backs and mid­field.

At the other end, Michael An­thony O’Neill was found guilty of foul­ing Nick Skel­ton’s and this pro­vided Don Hy­land with his first chance from a free and the vet­eran sliced the posts with a sweet ef­fort.

A wide from Hy­land was fol­lowed by a screamer from Gary Hughes from the 45 and then Don Hy­land was fouled by Michaedl An­thony O’Neill close in and the re­sult was the same as the first as Hy­land brought the sides level at 0-03 apiece. Martin Mol­loy left the field with a hand in­jury around this time and was re­placed by Cor­mac Doyle.

A wide from both sides was fol­lowed by a rip­per of a point from Billy Rickerby from the half­way line on 16 min­utes and Nick Skel­ton ben­e­fited from Damien Byrne’s ad­van­tage for a foul on Don Hy­land to push Carnew two ahead a mo­ment later.

It was all Carnew at this stage as they were com­pletely boss­ing the mid­dle third with the likes of Mark Collins, Adrian My­ers, and Billy Rickerby get­ting on lots of ball. A Rickerby ball into the heart of the Glenealy de­fence was col­lected by Nick Skel­ton who picked out Drew Bren­nan with a neat pass and, de­spite the best ef­forts of Ste­fan O’Brien, Bren­nan fired over.

Things con­tin­ued to im­prove for Carnew and they took the half-time break and 0-09 to 0-05 ahead with their points com­ing from two Don Hy­land frees and a Drew Bren­nan ef­fort from out on the side­line on the stand side that has to be seen to be fully ap­pre­ci­ated (video avail­able on the Wick­low Peo­ple Sport Face­book page).

Glenealy had kept in touch with points from two points from Gary Hughes.

Cor­mac Doyle and Gary Hughes ex­changed points early on in the se­cond half but it was 0-13 to 0-08 when Glenealy lost Lee Ka­vanagh to a red card with 14 min­utes gone and from here on there was no hope of a Glenealy re­cov­ery as Carnew saw out the game to claim vic­tory with­out too much fuss with Ro­nan Man­ley grab­bing Glenealy’s fi­nal score of the game.

Glenealy’s half-for­ward line were their most industrious unit on a dif­fi­cult day at the of­fice.

Scor­ers – Carnew Emmets: Don Hy­land 0-08 (8f), Drew Bren­nan 0-02, Cor­mac Doyle 0-01, Nick Skel­ton 0-01, Billy Rickerby 0-01, Michael Collins 0-01 (f).

Glenealy: Gary Hughes 0-07 (6f), James Man­ley 0-01, Ro­nan Man­ley 0-01.

Carnew Emmets: Ted Kennedy; Enda Fo­ley, Gary Keogh, Adrian My­ers; Michael Collins, Liam Kennedy, Mark Collins; Justin House, Daire Fo­ley; Nick Skel­ton, Billy Rickerby, Ian Clancy; Martin Mol­loy, Don Hy­land, Drew Bren­nan. Subs: Cor­mac Doyle for M Mol­loy (inj), Niall Os­borne for E Fo­ley, James Gre­gan for L Kennedy, Richard O’Hara for M Collins.

Glenealy: Cor­mac Ger­aghty; Colm O’Neill, MA O’Neill, Ste­fan O’Brien; Ro­nan Man­ley, Wes­ley Man­ning, Tony Doyle; Paul O’Brien, Lee Ka­vanagh; James Man­ley, Jonathan O’Neill jnr, Gary Hughes; Alan Con­yard, Eoin O’Neill, Shane Keogh. Subs: R Brown for E O’Neill; B Hawes for A Con­yard, Glen O’Gor­man for S Keogh.

Ref­eree: Damien Byrne (Kiltegan)

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