Excellent win for U21 Footballers in replay

The U21A Football team took on St Michaels in the first round replay of the County U21A Championship in Brinny.  Clon got off to a very slow start and trailed by three points early on. Gradually Clon grew into the game and reduced the gap to a point after 15 minutes. The concession of two soft goals in quick succession meant that Clon trailed by seven points after 22 minutes ( 2-05 to 0-04). Some positional changes led to a transformation in the game and gave Clon a platform in the game. They ran constantly at St Michaels and caused them huge problems. A Liam O’Donovan goal sparked a revival a run of points before half team meant that Clon led at half time by two points 1-10 to 2-05.

Clon continued their improvement in the second half and a Sean McEvoy goal extended their lead. Clon scored five points without reply to effectively kill the game as a contest . Despite a brief rally by St Michaels it was Clon who finished the strongest in torrential rain as they kicked the last two scores to seal an emphatic victory. Final score Clonakilty 2-18 St Michaels 2-10.

It was a great turnaround after a bad start as Clon dominated the game for the last 40 minutes after playing some excellent football. They now advance to play Carrigaline in the quarter finals with a date to be confirmed.

Team: Ryan Doonan , Zach Harrington , Cian O’Donovan , Paul Daly , Eoin Deasy(0-01) , Tiarnan O’Connell , Josh Henry(0-01) , Mark White(0-01) , David Lowney(0-02) , Paul O’Regan , Liam O’Donovan(1-01), Adam O’Brien (0-09,4f) , Sean O’Donoghue(0-01) , Sean McEvoy(1-01) , Olan O’Donovan(0-01).

Subs used: Peter Walsh , Ciaran Crowley , Cian o’Donoghue, Conor Scally