St Far­nan’s too strong for Gee­vagh

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Pat Hughes added a point for Gee­vagh but it was St. Far­nan’s who had the lions share of pos­ses­sion and at half time they led 0-9 to 0-5 with points from Shane Neary, Fin­nian and two from Ciaran O’Con­nor in­clud­ing a well taken free from a dif­fi­cult an­gle. Gee­vagh’s three points came from frees from Ken Sweeney.

Gee­vagh made the bet­ter start af­ter the break with points from Ken Sweeney and Jodie O’Reilly.

Conor Gordon had re­placed Shane Neary for St. Far­nan’s at the start of the half.

St. Far­nan’s were res­o­lute in their de­ter­mi­na­tion not to let their lead slip any fur­ther and with a ter­rific team dis­play they con­trolled the game.

Af­ter Keith Lang got the game’s only goal they led by 8 points half way through the half.

It was clear that there could only be one win­ner. The match fin­ished with both sides a player down fol­low­ing the send­ing off of Gee­vagh’s cap­tain Daithi O’Reilly and just af­ter that St. Far­nan’s cap­tain Mat­tie Lang.

Both players re­ceived two yel­low cards. St. Far­nan’s had great dis­plays from a num­ber of players, in­clud­ing the O’Con­nor broth­ers, Fin­nian Caw­ley, John Quinn, Mark De­vaney and James Hynes.

In­deed it was a fine team per­for­mance from all the players in­clud­ing the subs.

Gee­vagh had good dis­plays from Ken Sweeney, Pat Hughes and goalie Dar­ren Kearns who had a num­ber of saves to make.

St. Far­nan’s will be happy with this out­ing and with the spread of scores, eight players found their names on the scor­ing sheet.

Gee­vagh will be dis­ap­pointed that they couldn’t match the op­po­si­tion’s per­for­mance on the day.

St Far­nan’s now progress to meet St John’s in the In­ter­me­di­ate fi­nal.

ST. Far­nan’s : Sean Healy, John Quinn(0-1), Padraic Culkin, James Weir, Ea­monn Kil­gan­non,(0-1),Mat­tie Lang(0-1), Cor­mac Hal­li­nan, Pa­trick O’Con­nor (0-1), Martin Mul­li­gan, Fin­nian Caw­ley (0-3), Ciaran O’Con­nor (0-5(4f), Mark De­vaney, Keith Lang(1-0), James Hynes(0-2), Shane Neary(0-1).

SUBS used: Conor Gordon,Stephen Mul­li­gan, Kevin Mc Gee, Greg Feeney, Dar­ren Hynes.

GEE­VAGH: Dar­ren Kearns, Daniel Con­lon, Ge­orge Wall, Arthur Wall, Shane Tighe, Do­minic Kearns, Daithi O’Reilly(capt.), Kevin Henry, Kevin Byrne, Ken Sweeney(0-8(6f), Michael O’Rourke, To­mas O’Reilly(0-1), Jodie O’Reilly(0-1), Pat Hughes(0-1), Enda Mc Manus. SUBS used: Colm Mc Manus(0-1), Conor Lavin.

REF­EREE: C Con­way

Paul Hig­gins of Shamrock Gaels races for pos­ses­sion with St John’s Brian McGowan in the Kennedys In­ter­me­di­ate semi-fi­nal.

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