Gal­bally no threat to dom­i­nant Fer­moy

The Corkman - - SPORT - PAT RYAN 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)

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