Seniors Qualify For Knockout Stages Of Clare Cup

Having held a fourteen point lead with the game approaching the final quarter, Newmarket-on-Fergus were given a late scare by O’Callaghans Mills to pick up a win by a margin of three points on Sunday morning.

Newmarket-on-Fergus 2-20
O’Callaghans Mills 3-14
Venue: Fr Murphy Memorial Park, Newmarket-on-Fergus

Three late goals from O’Callaghans Mills had Newmarket on the edge of their seats for the final ten minutes in this Clare Cup Division 1A clash.

Both sides were minus several regular starters but it was Newmarket that seemed to deal better with their missing personnel, by half-time they hit a tally of 2-11 with the goals coming via Darren Duggan and Mikey McInerney.

As the game wore on, the intensity dropped a level with the Mills punching holes in the Blues defence as Colin Crehan caused problems up front.

Newmarket now move to second place in the table ahead of the final round of fixtures and guaranteed their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

NOF: Ronan McCormack; Shane Kelleher, James McInerney, Jordan Collins; Colin Guilfoyle, Niall O’Connor, Evan Keogh; Sean O’Connor, Shane O’Brien Jnr; Colin Ryan, Mikey McInerney, John Feehily; Darren Duggan, Paudie McMahon, Cathal Hayes. Subs: James Liddy for Feehily, Martin Frawley for N O’Connor, Alan McInerney for Guilfoyle, Malachy Noonan for McMahon, Neil Ryan for C Ryan.

Referee: Damien Fox (Clooney/Quin)

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