Semi final spot achieved by Seniors with victory over Ballyea

Cusack Park set the scene this evening for our Quarter final game versus current Clare and Munster Club Champions Ballyea.

Playing with a strong breeze in the first half we hit a few wides in the opening 10 minutes. Ballyea opened the scoring on the 12th minute with a point from play from Niall Deasy, a minute later he raised their only green flag, a rare defensive error took them 1-01 to 0-00 ahead. Colin Ryan opened our account from a placed ball on the 14th minute and a minute later he scored his second point from play this time. Ballyea got another from play, Colin with another free and then Tony Kelly slotted over to give them a 1-03 to 0-03 lead. Mikey McInerney, Shane O’Brien and a cracking  Ronan Goode goal  brough us ahead 1-06-1-04 27 minutes played. Goode was causing havoc in the full forward line when moved in and earned a free converted by Colin Ryan, ballyea got one back from Deasy, but again Goode from play took a point to leave the half time score 1-08 to 1-05 Ballyea to come out with the wind advantage in the 2nd half.


Again in the 2nd half Goode fouled, and Ryan converts, Garry Brennan took a nice point from play followed by Deasy, with a free, 1-09 to 1-07.   Colin Gulifoyle came on for Marty O’Hanlon with 20 minutes left.  Ryan  slots a free from a tight angle to bring us back 4 ahead. Deasy again with a free draws one back,  but Colin again steps up to convert a free.  Again Deasy replies but Mikey McInerney breaks free to convert 2 from play with Niall Deasy again replying,  to 1-14 to 1-10. Ryan again converts a free won by the busy Ronan Goode. Shane O’Brien converts a lovely points, with a pass from Stephen Kelly going to his hand. 1-16 to 1-11.  Ballyea were awarded a penalty with minutes remaining, up steps Tony Kelly to face Ronan McCormack, McCormack makes a great save to push it out for a 65. Ballyea score a point from the 65. Full time score 1-16 to 1-12.

What workrate throughout the field, the lads really stepped up to the challenge and gave it everything. They all played well but special mention to Ronan Goode, Eoin Hayes and Colin Ryan.


Newmarket on Fergus: Ronan McCormack, Eoin O’Brien, James McInerney, Shane Kelleher, Niall O’Connor, Enda Barrett, Evan Keogh, Ronan Goode, Sean O’Connor, Martin O’Hanlon, Stephen Kelly, Shane O’Brien, Colin Ryan, Mike McInerney, Eoin Hayes, Subs used Colin Guilfoyle for Martin O’Hanlon and Shane O’Brien Jnr for Mikey McInerney.

Scorers: Colin Ryan 0-09, (8f) Ronan Goode 1-02, Mike McInerney 0-03, Shane O’Brien 0-02.

Ballyea Kevin Sheehan, Joe Neylon, Jack Brown, Brian Carrig, Gearoid O’Connell, Paul Flanagan, James Murphy, Tony Kelly, Stan Lineen, Niall Deasy, Gary Brennan, Tadgh Lynch, Mark Coughlan, Eoghan Donnellan and Pearse Lillis, Subs used: Aonghus Keane for Tadgh Lyncy and  Martin O’Leary for Mark Coughlan.


Referee G Hoey


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