Draw at home v’s Crusheen

Clare Cup, 21/05/5017
Newmarket on Fergus V’s Crusheen
Referee: Jim Hickey

Ronan McCormack, Eoin O’Brien, James McInerney, Shane O’Brien jnr (0-01), Martin O’Hanlon, Niall O’Connor (0-01), Evan Keogh, Sean O’Connor(0-01), Ronan Goode (0-03), Colin Guilfoyle(1-00),
Noel Frawley, Colin Ryan (0-08, 7 free 1 play), Eoin Hayes(0-01), Shane O’Brien Snr, and James Liddy(0-01).

With a strong cross field breeze from the start Crusheen opened their scoring with a point from a free by Ciaran O’Doherty. Niall O’Connor opened the Blues account with a point from play.
Colin Ryan followed with 3 points, 2 frees and one from play and on the 10th and 11th minute, Sean O’Connor and Ronan Goode got a points each from play. Colin Vaughan took Crusheen’s 2nd score after 13 minutes and 3 minutes later,Gearoid O’Donnell finished past Ronan McCormack in the Newmarket goal to narrow the lead. Colin slotted over the next score and then Colin Guilfoyle raised the Blues green flag with a good finish using his football skills to get past David Kearney in the Crusheen net. Eoin Hayes gets Newmarket last score of the opening half, and Crusheen follow with 4 points of their own to leave the half time score Newmarket on Fergus 1-08 Crusheen 1-06.

O’Doherty slotted a free in the opening score of the 2nd half for Crusheen. Ronan McCormack makes a fine save to deny Crusheen a 2nd green flag, then Colin Vaughan slots a close range free over the black sopot.
Ronan Goode took inspiration from Cork’s fine display earlier on in the day taking his 3rd points of the day with a fine finish over the bar. Conor O’Donnell was on form today making no mistake in finishing to the back of the net in the 30th minute and Crusheen take the lead for the first time, 1 points ahead and just injury time to play. Colin Ryan has a free to level the game and makes no mistake. Full time Newmarket 1-16 Crusheen 2-13.

Newmarket had alot more scoring chances with the wides tally totting up into the teens, but overall will be happy to come out with a point.
Great display from the mid field pairing of Goode and O’Connor and alot of ball won by Colin Gulilfoyle.
Alot of great clearances from the centre back line also feeding the ball in well to the forwards.
Overall the team need to be more clinical with finishing their scoring chances.
Next up Clonlara away.

Special mention also to the U10’s from both Crusheen and Newmarket who played at half time. Well done all.
Thanks also to the loyal supports who came out in force to support the team. Much appreciated.

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