2016 - East Cork J A F - Jim Ryan Cup
|Date||Sunday 27 March 2016|
|Competition||East Cork J A F Football Championship|
|Jim Ryan Cup|
Derek KielyMatch Report
Glenbower Rovers 0-07 Dungourney 0-03
Derek Kiely in Copper Alley
GLENBOWER Rovers progressed rather easily against Dungourney yesterday afternoon in Copper Alley in the first round of the ‘Michael O’Connor Motor Factors’ East Cork JAFC in a game where the winners did the hard work in the opening half and were very good in defence in the second.
It was on this Youghal pitch last year on a fine summer’s day that Dungourney denied the Killeagh men continue on their quest for five ‘Jim Ryan Cups’ in a row, so yesterday’s win would have even been that bit sweeter for Glenbower Rovers.
It was an instant impact from a Killeagh point of view notching up their first score with the wind at their backs after just 43 seconds when Matthew Murphy pointed from play.
Glenbower did dominate possession for the following seven minutes, but four poor wides could have proved to be very expensive considering the conditions.
Eventually Glenbower extended their lead on the eighth minute when Kieran O’Brien pointed from play, but the Glenbower Rovers mentors and selectors knew they needed to take their chances when they got them.
On the fourteenth minute the ever present Kieran lane started to impress once again for Rovers with a pointed free. The centre fielder added two further free’s and when Michael Fitzgerald put one over for Glenbower from play on the stroke of half time Glenbower lead by six points to no score.
It was interesting to see if Dungourney could react to the six point deficit and through Shane Hegarty they made inroads into the lead with two pointed frees, but it took fifteen minutes to get those two scores and Glenbower looked more comfortable in defence.
The Glenbower side were given a further boost on the 47th minute when Fitzgerald scored his second point of the championship and Dungourney could only muster one more Hegarty free on the 50th minute and Glenbower Rovers ran the clock down brilliantly in the last ten minutes not conceding any further chances and more importantly didn’t concede any point from play. Glenbower Rovers will get a month or so off now, whereas Dungourney will play Glanmire in about weeks’ time round two.
Scorers for Glenbower Rovers: K Lane 0-3 (2f) M Fitzgerald 0-2, M Murphy and K O’Brien 0-1 each.
Dungourney: S Hegarty 0-3f
GLENBOWER ROVERS: N O’Connor; S Murphy, C Fogarty, J Dullea; A Keniry (Cpt) P O’Brien, K O’Brien; K Lane, G Collins; B Delaney, D O’Brien, M Fitzgerald; J O’Connor, B McCarthy, M Murphy.
Sub: K Cantillon for M Murphy (33, BC)
DUNGOURNEY: J Leahy; P Hanley, M Hegarty, M Wall; K Ahern, W McCarthy (Cpt) B Ahern; J Griffin, R Denny; S Hegarty, N Motherway, B Ahern; C Kiely, M Hickey, A Davidson.
Sub: D Murphy for N Motherway (HT)
Referee: Pat O’