Proud’s County SHC Group 3 Round 2
Crota O’Neills 1-20
In a derby that hopelessly never rose above the mundane, a strong first-half finish by Crota O’Neills, against the wind, propelled them to a safe passage to the knock-out stages of the County SHC at Austin Stack Park this afternoon. installed for.
With the cobwebs out of the system after his opening weekend win over Ballyheigue, Crotta was always eager to get the upper hand over a surprisingly rusty Lixnaw, who started without star man Shane Conway in this Group 3 Round 2 encounter Was.
However, for most of the first half, there was nothing between heroes as Lixnow bravely dug in their first outing at this year’s competition, and with the competition entering the closing stages of the half (each 0–0). 6) , they were deeply engrossed in the mix.
The 27th minute was undoubtedly the turning point of the game. A good approach from hard-hitting Ricky Heffernan created a decent goal opportunity for Mickey Kelliher, but he was foiled at point-blank range by Crota’s goalkeeper Adam Sullivan. It was a blow to Lixnow, but what happened next was the real sucker punch.
Quickly moving the ball from his goalmouth, Crota eventually found full-forward Declan O’Donoghue in his attack inside the right wing area, and with a quick turn of pace, he burned the focus of his licksnow, and His brilliant left-sided drive made its way into the top corner of the net. It was a really excellent ending from No. 14.
With Cillian Trant and Tomas O’Connor slotting in immediately ahead of points for the Kilflin men, Lixnow found himself four points, 1-8 to 0-7, wandering the gap, and all his promising work, especially Found from veteran John Griffin (whose). The initial two-point impact required Sean Weir to switch to him), was negated in a Crota purple patch.
To be fair to Lixnow, the introduction on the reinstatement of Talisman Conway (he has recently been hampered by a heel injury), indicated that he still felt he could turn things around, even. that can even withstand the elements. They certainly put pressure on Har Sinyu to recover, but once Crota scored the first four points on the restart, they were always fighting a 1-12 to 0-7 loss.
Goalscorer O’Donoghue, whose 2–1 run was instrumental in the previous win over Ballyheg, continued his flamboyant form, and his sublime from free and open play, with Shane Nolan a supposedly inspiring appearance. Demonstrating accuracy, the Crota was never put under anyone. constant pressure.
By the conclusion of the third quarter, the winners held a comfortable seven-point advantage from 1–14 to 0–10, and while Lixnau managed to reduce the deficit to five points on a few occasions before the conclusion, their draw was likely. Were always very remote from return. Especially since he never saw the prospect of being flagged.
Conway showed glimpses of his undoubted talent with two classically executed points from the game, but O’Donoghue and Nolan kept the scoreboard ticking regularly at the other end, and the likes of Sean McGrath and Rory Mahoney defended strongly. Done, Crota crosses the finish line. Post.
Two wins on a spin are certainly not one to sneeze at, even if the winners don’t set up the world at the same time. Barry Mahoney remains a serious loss, but with the likes of Weir and Cillian Trant Motoring, with the above mentioned major influences, they deserve to be content on their progress.
Tough trials will certainly lie ahead, and they will be eager to rejuvenate Jordan Conway, who hasn’t been able to recapture his inter-county grandeur over the past two weekends. You would expect next time corner-forward to be much faster, especially because of the over-reliance on the dynamic pair Nolan and O’Donoghue to be potentially costly down the line.
Lixnow, without Carey defender Conor O’Keefe in the line, will be delighted if Conway comes into the second half without an adverse reaction. There was no shortage of defiance in their game, but that’s no conclusion on Sunday’s evidence when they’ll be stuck in several quarters to outperform Ballyhag next week and advance to the quarter-finals.
Crota O’Neills: Adam Sullivan; Ryan McElgott, Bill Keane, Sean McGrath; Rory Mahoney, Sean Weir 0-1, Tadhag McKenna; Tomas O’Connor 0-1, Shane Nolan 0-12 (7f, 1 ‘ 65); Cillian Trant 0-1, Darragh O’Donoghue, Sean O’Donoghue; James Sheehan, Declan O’Donoghue 1-4, Jordan Conway. later stages: Dennis Nolan for S. O. Donoghue (30+2), Darragh Keneally 0-1 for Darragh O’Donoghue (42), Poudy Quill (57) for Sheehan, Cormack White (63) for Conway, O’Connor for Dennis Quill (63).
LIXNAW: Martin Stackpool; Darragh McElligott, Gerard Stackpool, Raymond Galvin; John Buckley 0-1, Brendan Brosnan 0-3 (3f), Jeremy McKenna; Colin Sheahy, Oudhan Shanahan; Jack Brosnan, Michael Conway, Tom Foley; John Griffin 0-3, Ricky Heffernan 0-4 (3f), Mickey Kelleher. later stagesShane Conway 0-3 (1f) for M Conway (half time), Darragh Shanahan for A Shanahan (43), Declan McCarthy for Foley (45), James Flaherty 0-1 for Jay Brosnan (52), Keltin Griffin (60) for Molloy.
Refer: Cormac Dinine (Cork)