Under 21B Football Championship Round Up with Declan Barron

27 March, 2011

East Cork U21B Football Championship

Quarter Final Round Up

With Declan Barron

Results U21B football quarter finals

Castlelyons 1-10 St Catherine’s 0-4

Cobh 1-9 Cloyne 0-9 Carrigtwohill

2-8 Glenville 1-8 Glenbower Rovers

4-16 Carrig Na bhFear 4-10 AET

U21 “A” Football semi final Youghal 0-8 Erin’s Own 1-8

There was a full schedule of games last Saturday afternoon with all four quarter finals down for decision in the U21 b championship while the U21”A” football semi final between Youghal and Erin’s Own was also decided.

Castlelyons 1-10 St Catherine’s 0-4 Castlelyons, as predicted had too much firepower for their neighbours in this game played at the Dungourney venue. With Dara Lawlor and Com Spillane on top at midfield, Castlelyons soon hit the front with a Rob Feeney point and this was quickly followed by a goal from Alan O’Regan after good work from Michael Spillane.

Further points from Michael and Colm Spillane had Castlelyons well in control before John Hurley got the opening point for St Catherine’s who had Conor Kearney and Patrick Roche doing well in an overworked defence.

A further point from Steven O’Brien saw St Catherine’s trail by 1-3 to 0-2 at the interval. The second half saw Castlelyons take over with five unanswered points to put the result beyond doubt. Late points from Pa Roche and Mathew Mulcahy, now operating in attack kept the scoreboard more respectable for St Catherine’s as Rob Feeney and Darren Tobin signed off with points for Castlelyons who booked their semi final spot with relative ease.

Castlelyons: A O’Regan 1-0, R Feeney 0-4, D Tobin 0-3, M Spillane 0-2 and C Spillane 0-1

St Catherine’s: J Hurley, S O’Brien, P Roche and M Mulcahy 0-1 each.

Castlelyons: E Barry, C McNulty, S Joyce, N McAuliffe, E Maye, A O’Sullivan, B Carroll, C Spillane, D Lawlor, R Feeney, R Fenton, D Tobin, A O’Regan, J Healy (Capt) and M Spillane.

St Catherine’s: J Neville, C Kearney, R Clancy, M Mulcahy, A Neville, P Roche, D Mangan, C Hegarty, S O’Brien (Capt), J Hurley, B Mulcahy, D Hayes, C Ahearne, D Walsh and C McCarthy.

Referee: D O’Leary.

Carrigtwohill 2-8 Glenville 1-8

With the benefit of a game under their belt Carrigtwohill showed tremendous determination to come from behind to catch a Glenville side that started well in this game played in Lisgoold.

Carrig trailed by 1-3 to 1-5 at half time with Brendan Horgan who got two goals in the win over Fr O’Neill’s, again finding the net on this occasion. With Thomas Hogan doing well at midfield, Carrigtwohill gradually overtook Glenville and a second goal from Cork minor hurling panellist Aaron Gosnell was enough to give Carrigtwohill the win and a semi final spot against Castlelyons.

Cobh 1-9 Cloyne 0-9

Played at the Rostellan venue in Aghada, this hard fought quarter final went right down to the wire with Cobh snatching victory deep into injury time when sub Niall McDermott finished the ball to the net for the only goal of the game to give a Cobh side that never led a victory that their never say die attitude deserved over the hour.

The loss of team captain Lee McDermott with a leg injury coupled with some woeful shooting left Cobh facing an uphill battle at half time as they trailed Cloyne by 0-6 to 0-2, yet had their finishing matched their approach work, they would have been well in contention.

Cloyne on the other hand had no such problems with Dylan Cahill (3) Jason Gilroy, John Naughton and Paul O’Sullivan all landing points in the opening half with just Danny O’Halloran and Mark Foley replying for Cobh.

Ashley Walsh had been superb for Cloyne in that opening half at centre back, but his defence was given a searching examination in the third quarter as Cobh began with purpose as Danny Keating saw his rasping shot come back off the butt of the post in the first minute.

Cian Spriggs shot a point from a free and this was quickly followed by a point from Keating as Cobh began to get a grip at midfield. When Mark Foley fired over there was just a point between the sides as the third quarter came to a close.

Cobh was now dominating and it came as no surprise when Alan Burns landed the equaliser as Cloyne were now under pressure. They responded well with Chris Smith lifting the siege with a point and further minors from Dylan Cahill and Jason Gilroy looked to have turned the tide back in their favour.

Cobh had other ideas and another Burns point closed the gap to just two. The elusive Cian Spriggs then landed a free and while he missed with an effort from play, he dug deep as the clock passed thirty minutes to land a deserved equaliser.

With extra time looming another Cobh attack saw sub Niall McDermott boot the ball to the net to put Cobh in front for the only time in the game. Cloyne tried to save the game but a late chance went across the face of the goal and Cobh survived. Their late show gave them victory and a place in the semi final where they will meet Glenbower Rovers.

Cobh: N McDermott 1-0, C Spriggs 0-3, M Foley and A Burns 0-2 each, D O’Halloran and D Keating 0-1 each. Cloyne: D Cahill 0-4, J Gilroy 0-2, P O’Sullivan, J Naughton and C Smith 0-1 each.

Cobh: E Walsh, D Devlin, T Kelleher, D O’Keeffe, A McCarthy, C Farrell, S Hallahan, P O’Halloran, D Keating, C Spriggs, M Foley, A Burns, E Hastings, L McDermott (Capt)and S Wright. Subs used D McCarthy and N McDermott.

Cloyne: E Motherway, A Daly, D Jermyn, M Dinneen, C Nelligan, A Walsh, K Dennehy, P O’Sullivan (Capt), C Smith, D Dinneen, D Cahill, J Gilroy, W Jermyn and J Naughton. Referee: Charlie McAllister.

Glenbower Rovers 4-16 Carrig Na bhFear 4-10 AET It took extra time to decide the outcome of this last quarter final at the Rathcormac venue with Glenbower Rovers coming from behind to force a draw in normal time.

The Killeagh outfit trailed by four points late on but a purple patch saw them score four points without reply to earn a draw on the score of 2-12 to 3-9 in what was the highest scoring game of the afternoon. In the extra time a brace of goals for Glenbower Rovers gave them the upper hand as they ran out winners by six points, 4-16 to 4-10 as the play continued from end to end. Sean Long and Kieran Lane were central figures to the Glenbower victory that will see them face Cobh in the second semi final.