Bo­her­bue power on

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Bo­her­bue 4-10 Urhan 0-4

DUHAL­LOW cham­pi­ons Bo­her­bue proved too po­tent a mix for Urhan to a onesided County JAFC open­ing round at Inchigeela on Satur­day last.

From a con­test, well and truly com­pleted long be­fore the full time whis­tle, all through the hour, Bo­her­bue held far more en­ergy and an as­cen­dency in most of the man on man ex­changes.

With a num­ber of changes in per­sonel from the side that started the divi­sional fi­nal tri­umph in the re­play, Bo­her­bue made an early state­ment of in­tent as Urhan strug­gled to deal with their op­po­nents fluid tran­si­tion from de­fence to at­tack.

In­deed Bo­her­bue got off to the prover­bial flyer, lapse play by the Urhan rear­guard al­lowed Jerry O’Con­nor’s an­gled ef­fort thread a path to the net. Urhan gath­ered some brief respite from a pointed free by Seán O’Sul­li­van and a clear plan on op­er­at­ing a sweeper sys­tem took Bo­her­bue a spell to ma­noeu­vre.

Clearly the dom­i­nant side, very lit­tle passed the O’Gor­man broth­ers at mid­field, backed up by a solid half back line of C J O’Sul­li­van, Kevin Cremin and Alan Guerin. And with Urhan de­fence prone to lapses, Bo­her­bue availed of hes­i­tancy for a spec­u­la­tive Mikie O’Gor­man de­liv­ery land in the net again.

Those two strikes in­side the open­ing quar­ter gave Bo­her­bue, the plat­form to build up a solid foun­da­tion and hold a com­mand­ing 2-6 to 0-2 grip at the break.

Urhan re­lied on O’Sul­li­van and Philip O’Shea for their lone scores as Bo­her­bue con­tin­ued to cre­ate an im­pres­sion on the restart, Richard Moyni­han net­ting surperbly in the 41st minute. By now, Bo­her­bue were run­ning down their bench, all six sub­sti­tutes con­tribut­ing to a com­pe­tent all round show­ing.

On the run in to the last whis­tle, Bo­her­bue main­tained an of­fen­sive streak, Moyni­han net­ting his sec­ond goal to rub­ber­stamp the per­fect start in the county cam­paign for the Duhal­low cham­pi­ons. BO­HER­BUE: K Mur­phy; D Buck­ley, N Mur­phy, B Buck­ley; C J O’Sul­li­van 0-1, K Cremin, A Guerin 0-1; M O’Gor­man 1-0, B O’Gor­man 0-1f; J Casey 0-1, A O’Con­nor, B Herlihy; J O’Con­nor 1-4 (0-2f), A Mur­phy, R Moyni­han 2-1 Subs: S Ah­ern for A Mur­phy(ht), D Moyni­han for Herlihy (ht), D O’Con­nell for M O’Gor­man (39), P Mur­phy (0-1) for A O’Con­nor (41), D O’Sul­li­van for Guerin (44, bc), K O’Con­nell for B O’Gor­man (49)

URHAN: A Dunne; C O’Sul­li­van, A O’Neill, K O’Sul­li­van; D McCarthy, B Healy, F O’Dwyer; M McCarthy, D O’Dwyer; J Healy, C Har­ring­ton, P O’Shea 0-1; C O’Shea, C Lowney, S O’Sul­li­van 0-3 (2f) Subs: E Lowney for O’Dwyer (38), K O’Neill for S O’Sul­li­van (42)

REF­EREE: C Vaughan (Cill na Mar­tra)

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