Ballincol­lig lay down state­ment of in­tent with big win over Car­ri­ga­line

The Corkman - - SPORT - AU­BERT TWOMEY Ballin­spit­tle

Ballincol­lig 2-20 Car­ri­ga­line 1-8

ON their form to date in the cham­pi­onship the con­tes­tants in the se­nior foot­ball game ar­ranged for Ballin­spit­tle were ex­pected to be in­volves in a one sided en­counter.

Ballincol­lig and Car­ri­ga­line were the teams in­volved and the for­mer were strongly fan­cied to garner the spoils. The re­sult proved to be very much as an­tic­i­pated with Ballincol­lig on top in most sec­tors and they were well on their way to vic­tory at the short whis­tle.

The mid Cork side play­ing with the wind in the open­ing moi­ety had the foot­ball in the net fol­low­ing two min­utes of play. Mid fielder Ciaran O’Sul­li­van was the scorer who was quickly up field to sup­port Liam Jen­nings who had made a strong run goal wards to open up the Car­ri­ga­line de­fence.

That early Ma­jor was an in­di­ca­tion of what was ahead as the mid Cork side con­sol­i­dates their po­si­tion. Cian Dor­gan who was in top form raised white flags in the fourth and sev­enth min­utes, but the win­ners then suf­fered a set back.

David Drake who was op­er­at­ing at full-for­ward for Car­ri­ga­line slipped in for a Ma­jor but it only proved to be a false dawn. Ballincol­lig went on the of­fen­sive in a dev­as­tat­ing man­ner and as Dor­gan and Miskella had their shoot­ing boots on their scores eleven points with­out re­ply. Kevin Ka­vanagh got a point back for Car­ri­ga­line be­fore the break but they had a moun­tain to climb fac­ing the sec­ond moi­ety trail­ing 1-13 to 1-2.

The south east side had the wind to their backs when the ac­tion re­sumed, but it was Ballincol­lig who were first to at­tack and the scor­ing ex­ploits of Dor­gan and Miskella con­tin­ued as they both sent the foot­ball be­tween the up­rights.

Car­ri­ga­line then man­aged to im­prove their score­board sit­u­a­tion as Drake, Brian Coak­ley, Eli Har­ring­ton, and sub­sti­tute Barry Ryan se­cured mi­nors. Dor­gan en­sured that Ballincol­lig’s po­si­tion re­mained com­fort­able, how­ever, when he kicked an­other point and a minute later the game was well and truly over as a con­test an at­tempt by the Car­ri­ga­line goalie to find col­league with a kick out was in­ter­cepted by Pa­trick Kelly who promptly dis­patched the foot­ball to the net.

Car­ri­ga­line did en­deav­our to im­prove their po­si­tion dur­ing the re­main­ing play­ing time as Ballincol­lig emp­tied the bench with all con­cerned happy that they were ad­vanc­ing in the se­nior foot­ball cham­pi­onship which is now at the quar­ter fi­nal stage.

BALLINCOL­LIG: J. Gib­bons , S. Mur­phy , N. Galvin , E. He­garty , C. Moore, L. Jen­nings, C. Kiely, S. Kiely (0-1), C. O’Sul­li­van (1-1), S. Cough­lan, P. Kelly (1-0), G. Dur­rant, K. Browne, C. Dor­gan (0-13, 4f), J. Miskella (0-5) Subs: I. Couglan for K. Browne 27th in­jured, L. Fahy for C. Moore, K. Crow­ley for C. Kiely, R. Noo­nan for J. Miskella (All 50th) B Cot­ter for P. Kelly and E. O’Reilly for C. Dor­gan (both 53rd)

CAR­RI­GA­LINE: K. Daly, C. McSweeney, D. Grif­fin, L. Boyle, J. McCarthy, C Barry, Kieran Ka­vanagh (0-1), E. Ryle, Kevin Ka­vanagh, B. Pope, D. Drake (1-1, 1f), E. Ka­vanagh, K. McIn­tyre (0-1), E Har­ring­ton (0-3), B. Coak­ley (0-1f) Subs: O’Barry for Pope, B. Ryan (0-1) for E. Ka­vanagh (both 1/2 time) C. Mur­phy for Coak­ley 38th A. Cough­lan for Ryle 48th, S. Dwane for Kieran Ka­vanagh 52nd, N Quirke for McCarthy 54th

REF­EREE: K. Mur­phy (Nemo Rangers)

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