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Eire Og Crowned Glenville U21 Champions   14/02/2019

Eire Og Crowned Glenville U21 Champions


Eire Og 2-12        O’Donovan Rossa 1-11


The Eire Og U21 footballers won the Glenville cup last night (Tuesday 12th) against O’Donovan Rossa with a strong start proving vital to their victory. At a blustery Ovens Eire Og went 2-5 0-0 ahead after ten minutes. The goals coming from John Cooper and man of the match and captain Brian Hurley who would end up with 1-5 from play. Eire Og got up and running with two points from Dylan Foley one from a free and one from play and then came the two goals coming within 30 seconds of each other. An Anthony Doherty sandwiched between two Hurley points made it 2-5 0-0 after ten minutes. O’Donovan Rossa then got on the scoresheet for the first time. Hurley restored their eleven point advantage but then Skibbereen hit a purple patch scoring 1-3 without reply to make it 2-6 1-4 after 23 minutes but three on the trot from Eire Og through two Doherty frees and Hurley made it 2-9 1-4 at the short whistle. Although Hurley got the first score of the second half Skibb took over, scoring six points in a row between the 35th and 46th minute to make it 2-10 1-10. Foley restored Eire Og’s four point lead after 48 minutes to make it 2-11 1-10. But Eire Og defended gallantly and it never got closer than three points with goalkeeper Eoin Kelleher also having a superb game making a couple of outstanding saves. A Doherty free sealed victory for Eire Og in injury time. So Eire Og move into Saturday’s championship clash with Naomh Aban in Kilmichael at 3PM as Glenville cup champions 2019

Scorers for Eire Og: Brian Hurley 1-5, Anthony Doherty 0-4 (0-4 frees), Dylan Foley 0-3 (0-2 frees), John Cooper 1-0

Eire Og: Eoin Kelleher; Patrick Twomey, Diarmuid Dineen, Sean O’Flynn; Cathal Mullins, Shane Quigley, David Twomey; Jason Twomey, Anthony Doherty; Cormac Alison, John Cooper, Jerome Kelleher; Joseph Cooper, Dylan Foley, Brian Hurley (capt.)

Subs: Conor McGoldrick for John Cooper (22 inj), Cillian Sheehan for Mullins, Mark Kelleher for Joseph Cooper (both HT), John Cooper for Jerome Kelleher (40), Hugh Murphy for O’Flynn (51)


Man of the match: Brian Hurley (Eire Og)


By Darren Brennan





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