Fé 21 B Football C/ship 1/2 Final 2012-04-09 08:49:00

Fr.O Neills 0:10 v St.Catherines 0:04

We secured our place in this years Fé21 B Football Final with a good win over St.Catherines in the semi-final yesterday in Copperalley.Opting to play against the strong wind for the first half meant it was probably going to be a busy 30 mins.for our defence,in an even enough opening to the game it was St.Caths.who were to open the scoring with a point after 5 mins.of play,they continued to have the upperhand from an attacking point with only an occasional move into their half of the field from our lads for the first 15 mins.of play,and it was St.Caths.who were to add another point to their tally after 16 mins.having fired a number of long range efforts wide before that.We won possesion from the next kick out and duly went on the attack which resulted in Darragh Sexton firing over our first score of the game with 17 mins.gone,St.Caths.continued to attack but some great defending from our defence as a unit and more long range efforts from our opponents being kicked wide meant we were very much still in the game and when Mark Hayes scored a 2nd.point for us after 27 mins.of play it meant the sides went in level at the break.

The 2nd.half started with our lads being aided by the strong breeze and with a few positional switches in the forwards it only took a minute for us to get our noses in front for the first time with a point from Liam O Driscoll,we started to take control of the game around the middle of the field and in the half forward line and within a 3 minute period stretched our lead to 4 pts.with 3 great points from Rob.Cullinane 2,and Paudie McMahon,sensing that the game was sliping away from them St.Caths.to their credit were to score the next 2 points to reduce our lead to 2 points with 14 mins.gone.From this point on our lads upped the anti and took complete control of proceedings with some good points coming from the boots of Rob.Cullinane,John Barry(from his now customary run from Mid-field),Darragh Sexton and Paudie McMahon to finish off what was a very good 2nd.half performance and to win the day on the above scoreline.They now go forward to a Final meeting with Castlelyons to be played the weekend after next,best of luck to all involved.

Team:A.Hayes,J.Millerick,B.Hayes(Cpt.),I Lane,A.Kenneally,T.Motherway,K.Hegarty,R.Cullinane0:03,J.Barry0:01,M.Hayes0:01,M.O Keeffe,D.Sexton0:02,F.Duffy,L.O Driscoll0:01,P.McMahon0:02.Subs.used:Wm.Lane for I.Lane(half time),D.O Flynn for F.Duffy(45mins.),G.Foley for M.Hayes(50mins.),A.McEvoy for J.Millerick(57mins.).not used:E.O Neill,S.Lee.

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