Cork PSFC: St. Finbars has ire g . got off to a strong start against

Bon Secours County PSFC

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Ire g’s campaign at the Bon Secours County Premier SFC is by no means the most encouraging.

Apart from the first 20 minutes, he was masterfully mastered by title-holders St Finbars at Pirk U Rin last Friday evening, who highlighted the absence of talismanic attacker Steven Sherlock to win the pulling up.

The competition turned irrevocably in Bares’ favor after midfielder Ian Maguire completed a stormy run from the deep with a surprise goal, making it 1-3 0-4 with a gap of ten minutes.

ire g had formed promisingly earlier, with a fast corner Jerome Kelleher pulling off Bars’ rear-guard in the 5th minute, fisting a pass just ahead of unmarked full-forward Daniel Goulding on the edge of the square. before.

A brace of a converted freeze by Goulding in response to the opening score of the game from Bars centre-forward Brian Hayes enabled Ere Ogg to take the lead for the first time under ten minutes.

With a two-point assist from play by Colm O’Callaghan, they were not to fall behind again until Maguire struck clearly for the champion.

It was a sign of the Bars clicking smoothly into top gear, their disciplined defense making life extremely difficult for the fire forward, and their ultra-polished possession game that ensured the Muscari side won the first half. Spent the rest largely chasing shadows. ,

It wasn’t until Goulding scored another free in stoppage time that ire g added to his tally, and the Bars extended their advantage to six points, 1-7 to 0-4. was extended, in the interim, before the break in a particularly impressive attack with Ethan Tomei.

ire g’s early promise owed much to input from centre-back John Cooper, centre-forward Colom O’Callaghan and lively midfielder Ronan O’Toole, who provided him with a badly needed almost immediately after the restart .

Fed by Cooper, O’Toole scorched from the right corner to shoot narrowly over the bar in the 34th minute.

Cillian Myers-Murray had, a minute earlier, pushed the Bars six points again from 1-8 to 0-5, and along with Brian Hayes, he was at the fore in the second half.

Elsewhere, Ian Maguire played his customary solid innings in midfield, while Colm Scully and Alan O’Connor earned the overall main praise in a well-drilled defense.

Although a goal denied when ire g mentor Chris Kelly saved a well from Ethan Tomé, the Bars tightened the screw as the second half progressed steadily, 1–11 to 0–10 with ten minutes of regulation. The time remaining in the hunt for total control after easing into a lead of 6.

Credit to the ire g, he never threw the towel, and with the evergreen Daniel Goulding being more involved after being brought into the half-forward line, he had a decent ending.

Trailing 1-11 0-8, he had a chance to come back within striking range in the 57th minute, but wing-forward Joe Cooper struck the side-netting with his shot.

However, it would have been dragging things down a bit to suggest the Fire Egg would have pulled the game out of the fire had he scored a three-pointer at the time.

The bottom line is that Bars, once he took the lead during the second quarter, always appeared to play well within himself and was not at all happy with his final margin of victory.

It was a challenging experience for the 2020 County Senior ‘A’ champions, but coach Harry O’Reilly felt there were mitigating reasons for his poor performance, later revealing that, for one reason or another, he It had to be planned without six regulars. Assignments.

“With some of those players, we will look to improve in our next game against Carberry Rangers,” he said.

ST Finbars: Jay Kerins; B Hennessy, S Ryan, A O’Connor 0-1; C Lyons, J Burns, C Scully; I Maguire 1-0, E Comins; B O’Connor, B Hayes 0-2, E Dennehy; E McGreevy, E Tomei 0-4, C Myers-Murray 0-5 (3f) Subject: C Dennehy for Twomy, ​​59

IRE G: C Kelly; J Mullins, M Griffin, M Corkery; D’O’Herlihy, John Cooper, De Dineen; D McCarthy, R O’Toole 0-1; K Hollisse, C O’Callaghan 0-2, Joe Cooper; de Foley, de Goulding 0-5 (4f), J Kelleher 0-1 Sub: Dee Kelly for Dinne, 42, B. Hurley for John Cooper (injured), 54, Dee Kirwan for Foley, 58

Referee: A Tall (Argidyne Rangers)