Galbally no threat to dominant Fermoy
Fermoy 4-9 Galbally 0-6
FERMOY were easy victors over Galbally in the Munster Club IFC quarter-final at Fermoy on Saturday.
Galbally opened with an early point by James Cummins. Fermoy levelled with a Ruairi O’Hagan pointed free. Good play in the 4th minute by O’Hagan led to a lead point for Fermoy by Pádraigh de Roiste.
Galbally got back on terms soon after when a delivery by Michael Donovan hopped over the bar 0-2 each. From here on it was all Fermoy. They gained control in the half-back line and midfield sectors and their forwards in regular supply took some good scores.
O’Hagan landed two pointed free with Martin Brennan having a very good goal after good play by Padraigh de Roiste and Shane Aherne 1-4 to 0-3. O’Hagan landed a point with Dale Dawson having a goal in the 22nd minute.
Further pressure yielded goals by Kieran Morrisson and Jack Hutchings as they moved 4-6 to 0-3 clear. In the closing moments Padraigh de Roiste had a point as the winners led 4-7 to 0-3 at the break.
Galbally even though trailing by sixteen points at the break put in a huge effort on the restart. They made a number of substitutions. They forced a penalty, but were unlucky when Jack Donovan’s effort hit the crossbar and was cleared. Jack Donovan pointed a free.
They lacked scoring power up front but had a very good point by James Cummins as Fermoy still led 4-7 to 0-5. Fermoy went twenty two minutes into the second half when they had their first score a pointed free by Ronan O’Callaghan.
Both sides exchanged a late point with Fermoy advancing to meet Moyne Templetuohy this Sunday in the semi-final.
L Coleman, P Clancy, J Daly, R Morrisson, P Murphy, D O’Carroll, A Baragry, T Clancy, J Hutchings 1-0, S Aherne, P de Roiste 0-2, D Dawson 1-0, K Morrisson 1-0, R O’Hagan 0-5 (0-4f), M Brennan 1-0 Subs: A O’Connor for R O’Hagan (inj) R McEvoy for J Hutchings, A Aherne for S Aherne, J Pyne for A Baragry, R O’Callaghan 0-2 (0-1f) for D Dawson, D O’Flynn for P de Roiste
GALBALLY: G Ryan, T Davern (Capt) T Hennebry, F Cussen, E Halligan, L Casey, M Quinlan, J Kearns, D Cussen, M Donovan 0-2, J Cummins 0-2, J Morrissey, G McCarthy, K Hickey, J O’Mullane Subs: J O’Donovan 0-1f for G McCarthy, N Byrnes for J O’Mullane, C Shanahan 0-1 for J Kearns, M O’Dwyer for F Cussen, J Scully for K Hickey
REFEREE: Sean Joy (Kerry)