Emmets homing in on semis
GLEN EMMETS 3-12 CONAHY SHAMROCKS 1-4
GLEN Emmets travelled to Jenkinstown Kilkenny on Saturday afternoon to take on the home side Conahy Shamrocks in the first round of the Leinster Club championship and came away comprehensive winners.
The home side took an early lead with a first minute goal through full forward John Muldowney. It was the 5th minute before Glen Emmets got on the scoresheet though a Damien Grimes goal.
When Ronan Grufferty pointed on seven minutes the Glen Emmets never looked back, a second goal from County Minor Keelan O’Neill and a Damien Grimes point put the Emmets five up.
The home side out-scored the Glen Emmets in the final 10 minutes of the half by four points to two, the Tullyallen men’s points coming from Andrew Mooney and Grufferty, Glen Emmets went in at the break leading 2-4 to 1-4.
The second half was all one way traffic as the Glen Emmets played some very good football and scored 1-8 without reply in the half.
Midfielder Mark Garvey got their second half goal and James Butler continued his good run of form with four points.
Glen Emmets will now play Meath Champions Meath Hill in the quarter final on Saturday week at a Louth venue.
GLEN EMMETS TEAM: Fergus Barnett, Evan English, Keith Boylan 0-1, Niall Hackett, Andrew Mooney 0-1, Stephen Healy, Ronan Carr, Mark Garvey 1-0, Ronan Grufferty 0-4, David Bracken, Ian Cusack, James Butler, 0-4, Keelan O Neill 1-1, Sean Byrne, Damien Grimes 1-1. Subs: Joe Farrelly for Stephen Healy (45), Robert Byrne for Mark Garvey (47), Derrick Johnson for Ian Cusack (47), Ben Hillard for Keelan O’Neill (51), Jamie Farnan for Andrew Mooney (52), Alan McGrane for Damien Grimes (54)
The winning Glen Emmets team.
Alan Smith presents the Dermot O’Brien Cup to St. Fechins Captain David Lally and Man of the Match Ryan Walsh.