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Ref Calls Halt to Kil/Cool U15 Replay

posted 3 Nov 2012, 08:21 by Patricia Donnellan
03/11/2012:  The West Clare U15A semi-final replay between Kil/Cool and Cooraclare was stopped by the referee half way through the second half after Cooraclare adults and players started fighting with the referee.  The sides were evenly matched through the match and the score was level at 1-3 to 6 points when the game was called. Kil/Cool were on the up though after drawing level and keeping Cooraclare without a score for 20 minutes.

Cooraclare got off to early lead with a goal in the 4th minute.  Kil/Cool replied with a point from Cian Murphy but the north Clare side scored 2 more points to lead by 4 points.  Another point from Cian Murphy narrowed the gap at the end of the first quarter.  Cooraclare scored once more and a point from Barry Crehan left just 1 score between them at the break, Cooraclare 1-3 to Kil/Cool 3 points.

Match was delayed at half time due to a shower of hailstones, but this didn't deter Cian Murphy who had 2 scores in the opening 2 minutes of the restart.  Ben Cleary then put a free between the posts to level the match at the 32nd minute. The score remained that way for the next 5 minutes until the ref blew the whistle to halt the game after fighting erupted on the pitch.  The teams will have to meet again to decide who will contest the final.  

Team: Adam Carrig, Mark Meaney, Rory McMahon, Kevin McMahon, Stephen Sheehan, Kieran O'Brien, Ben Cleary-captain (0-1, 1f), Cian Murphy (0-4), Conor Donnellan, Darragh Cleary, Sean Wallace, Barry Crehan (0-1), Alan Normoyle.  Sub: Ryan Casey for C. Donnellan