U21 A Football side defeat Carrigaline and advance to County Semi – Final
The U21 A Football team took on Carrigaline in their quarter final replay in Ballinspittle on Thursday 7th September. The game was played in front of a large crowd.
Despite the late arrival of some players travelling from Limerick Clon got off to the best possible start with a goal from Sean McEvoy. Clon continued to dominate and led at the end of the first quarter 1-04 to 0-04. Carrigaline came back into the game and scored the next three points to narrow the deficit to a single point. In a fast, free flowing game Clon finished the opening half the stronger to lead at half time 1-08 to 0-09.
In a low scoring and tight second half both defences began to get on top. Carrigaline still trailed by a point after 45 minutes. In a tension packed last 10 minutes Clon were two points up entering injury time. Clon hald out in the end to deny Carrigaline the goal they desperately needed to run out narrow but deserving winners 1-11 to 0-13.
They now advance to play Cill Na Matra in the County Semi – Final with a date to be confirmed.
Team : Shane Collins , Cian O’Donovan , Tiarnan O’Connell , Paul Daly , Peter Walsh , Josh Henry , Sean O’Donoghue , Mark White(0-02) , David Lowney(0-01) , Sean McEvoy (1-01) , Liam O’Donovan , Adam O’Brien(0-03f) , Ross Mannix (0-04, 2f) , Paul O’Regan , Thomas Hayes
Subs : Ryan Doonan , Maurice Shanley , Olan O’Donovan , Ciaran Crowley