Erin’s Own put in a storming performance to defeat Carrickshick in Kilmanagh on Saturday evening. The ‘Comer men put in what can only be described as a total team performance, outplaying their opponents in every facet of the game to secure the points on a 3-18 to 0-11 scoreline .
Carrickshock started brightest, registering the first three points through Jamie Power(2) and Michael Rohan. Anthony Owens responded with a point, before two Richie Power points, the first from play and the second from a 65. A Martin Boran free divided these scores, with Michael Rohan adding another point to his tally,indeed he was forced to retire from the action shortly afterwards with a shoulder injury,being replaced by Gerry Mulcahy. Carrickshock were in the ascendancy at this stage, but this was about to change.
Anthony Owens managed to rescue what appeared to be a hopeless cause, when he preventing a ball going wide, he took possesion broke through the defence and batted the ball to the net, setting up a frantic closing 10 mins, Jamie Power pulled a point back for the southern side, Damien Fogarty converted a 65, Damien Walsh pointed for the ‘shocks, Carrickshock were penalised for a number of missed oppurtunities when Gordon Byrne reacted quickest to a rebounded shot from Michael Owens to score a second ‘Comer goal and put them into a two point lead. Richie Power put the minimum between the sides on the stroke off half time.
Erin’s Own came bursting out off the blocks in the second half scoring 1-10 without reply. Martin Boran started and ended the sequence with a pointed free and another from play, he also landed another free during this period. Michael Owens was next up with a point. Damien Fogarty drilled over three massive points, capping off a wonderful performance. Conor Fogarty made a driving run from defence to land a fine point, Gordon Byrne who was a constant threat added another goal, the hard working Ronan Ryan got in on the actwith a point , Michael Murphy was rewarded for his tireless work with a point.
Richie Power evetually opened his sides second half account with a pointed free, this was his last act as he was forced off injured to be replaced by Ciaran Roche. They followed up with their second and last point off the game. Michael Owens added another point to his tally. Stephen Daly replaced Ronan Ryan for ‘Comer. Michael Moran also came into the fray for ‘Comer in the closing minutes. A Martin Boran free, a Gordon Byrne point and a Damien Fogarty 65 closed out a most impressive display Â by their side.
It would be unfair to highlight individual performances as all contributed to what was earlier described as a total team performance.
Team: Tom Brophy, James Mullins, Sean Meally, Peter O’Donovan, Donal Meally, Damien Fogarty, Conor Fogarty, Jimmy Byrne, Ronan Ryan, Michael Murphy, Michael Owens, Martin Boran, Peader Boran, Anthony Owens, Gordon Byrne.
Subs Used: Stephen Daly, Michael Moran.
Scorers: G Byrne 2-1, M Boran 0-6(4f), D Fogarty 0-5(2,65s),A Owens 1-1, M Owens 0-2, C Fogarty 0-1, R Ryan 0-1, M Murphy 0-1.