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Junior B win Battle of the Blues

posted 5 May 2012, 12:14 by Patricia Donnellan   [ updated 6 May 2012, 10:16 ]
05/05/2012:  The sun stayed shining, though the wind died down and the midges came out for this evenings Junior B match against Cooraclare.  The west Clare side, who togged out in white, got the first point of the match. Keith Murphy countered with a point in 2nd minute.  Eoin Cleary's point came in between 2 Cooraclare points to leave the visitors ahead 3 points to 2 at the end of the first quarter.  There was no score for the next 10 minutes until Flan Ginnane pointed followed by another from Keith Murphy just before the half to have Kildysart up 4 points to 3 at the break.  

Kevin Kelly started off the 2nd half with a point, followed shortly by another from Cooraclare.  Alan Ralph was unlucky when his goal shot hit the cross bar but Flan Ginnane got the rebound and put it in the back of the net.  Cooraclare scored 2 unanswered points before Eoin Cleary pointed to bring Kildysart's lead to 01 06 to 6 points.  Then a ball into Keith Murphy ended up in the net when Keith got passed his marker and went one to one with the goalie.  The sides got another point each and then Kildysart conceded a penalty which left Kildysart ahead by a goal with 7 minutes remaining.  Flan Ginnane gave us the extra point we needed and Diarmuid Ginnane saved a would-be goal but Cooraclare pointed and came within a goal once again.  Kildysart defended their lead for the remaining few minutes and finished Kildysart 02 08 to Cooraclare 01 08.  Best for Kildysart: Tony Collins, Keith Murphy, Flan Ginnane.

Team: John Murtagh, Tony Collins, Kieran Doohan, Ruairi Murphy, Pa O'Brien, Brendan Frawley, Alan Ralph, Kevin Kelly (0-1), Paul O'Brien (captain), Pa Kelly, Eoin Cleary (0-3), Brian Moloney, Flan Ginnane (1-2), Keith Murphy (1-2), Terry Murphy.  Subs: Michael Cleary for Terry Murphy, Diarmuid Ginnane for Ruairi Murphy, Noel Murphy for Pa Kelly