Gorey coast into semi-finals

No home com­forts as Tagh­mon-Cam­ross out­classed

Wexford People - - SPORT - JA­SON GOODISON in Tagh­mon

NAOMH EANNA made light work of op­po­nents Tagh­mon-Cam­ross on their way to a 17-point vic­tory in the Green­star Un­der-21 football Premier ‘A’ cham­pi­onship quar­ter-fi­nal on the losers’ home turf on Satur­day.

Truth­fully, it could have been far more hu­mil­i­at­ing for the hosts. They can thank ‘keeper Jack Dunne for keep­ing Gorey’s goals tally down, as he saved count­less ef­forts in the first-half to keep his clearly in­fe­rior side in the ball game.

The Tagh­mon-Cam­ross man of the match could only have re­gret­ted one in­ci­dent dur­ing the game, and it gifted Naomh Eanna their first goal. Af­ter sav­ing Dar­ragh Hughes’ ini­tial shot, he fum­bled the ball and allowed Char­lie McGuckin to tap into an open net.

Stephen O’Gor­man added to Adam Winters’ and Luke Sin­nott’s ear­lier points to pull Tagh­mon-Cam­ross within one, but that was as good as it got for them.

Eoin McGuckin punched home Seán De­laney’s pass and then pointed be­fore the half-time whis­tle (2-2 to 0-3).

Gorey ran away with it af­ter the break. De­laney pointed within 15 sec­onds of the re-start be­fore Eoin McGuckin scored his sec­ond goal, fin­ish­ing low at the near post af­ter a Naomh Eanna counter-at­tack caught Tagh­mon-Cam­ross short.

Char­lie McGuckin was back on the score­sheet with a mi­nor as Eoin some­how failed to com­plete his hat-trick, punch­ing Jack Cushe’s shot onto the bar and over from five me­tres out.

He pointed once more be­fore the fi­nal whis­tle while Jack Cullen got in on the act also, scor­ing twice in­clud­ing once from a dead-ball.

Gorey raised the green flag once more be­fore the end, as they over-ran a por­ous Tagh­mon-Cam­ross back line. Sub­sti­tute Evan O’Dwyer was barely on the pitch ten min­utes when he bat­ted into the roof of the net at the back post.

O’Gor­man added a late con­so­la­tion for Tagh­mon-Cam­ross, but it did lit­tle to ap­pease their dis­ap­point­ment as they fell to a size­able de­feat against their con­querors in the Un­der-21 hurl­ing ear­lier in the year.

Naomh Eanna: Cil­lian Dono­hoe; Sea­mus O’Don­nell, Daniel Sun­der­land (capt.), Nathan Byrne; Aod­hán Doyle, Eoin Mol­loy, Gary Mol­loy; Niall Hughes, Jack Cullen (0-2, 1 free); Jack Cushe, Dar­ragh Hughes, Kevin Har­ring­ton; Eoin McGuckin (2-3), Char­lie McGuckin (1-2), Seán De­laney (0-1). Subs. - Evan O’Dwyer (1-0) for De­laney (46), Alan McPart­lan (0-1) for E. McGuckin (57), Larry Cullen for C. McGuckin (57).

Tagh­mon-Cam­ross: Jack Dunne; De­clan Car­roll, Stephen Stafford (capt.), Tomás Banville; Barry McGrath, David O’Ke­effe, Dar­ragh Winters; Stephen O’Gor­man (0-2, 1 free), Shane Doyle; Adam Winters (0-1), Dar­ren Hay­den, Pa­trick Mur­phy; Shane Lacey, Luke Sin­nott (0-1), Stu­art Mur­phy. Subs. - An­thony Roche for A. Winters (37), An­thony Doyle for S. Mur­phy (43), Adrian Doyle for P. Mur­phy (46), Winters for O’Ke­effe (53), Stu­art Mur­phy for Hay­den (59).

Ref­eree: Kevin Carty (Sars­fields).

Shane Doyle of Tagh­mon-Cam­ross races clear of Naomh Eanna at­tacker Char­lie McGuckin.

Eoin Mol­loy of Naomh Eanna pro­tects the ball from Stephen O’Gor­man (Tagh­mon-Cam­ross).

Dar­ren Hay­den brushes Gorey’s Kevin Har­ring­ton aside.

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