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Quarter-Final Ends In Disappointment

Monday, 03 October 2011 19:43
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Our Junior A's went down to Mitchelstown on Saturday, on a scoreline of 0-05 to 0-15. Beidh lá eile againn!

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Urhan's Junior A campaign came to an abrupt halt on Saturday, when we lost to a fitter, stronger and better Mitchelstown team in the torrential rain in Dunmanway.

 

Despite winning the fair share of first-half kick-outs, Urhan played second fiddle for the entire first half. While Urhan spilled ball in the dreadful conditions, Mitchelstown's handling was superb and, with their ability to break the tackle much evident they were using the ball far better. As the half-time whistle approached they led by 0-09 to 0-01, Urhan's score coming from Vinny Lehane, The scoreline could have been worse if it wasn't for two one-one-one saves from Martin McCarthy.

 

Urhan managed to tack on two more points before the break, from Vinny Lehane and a Concubhar Harrington free, before Martin McCarthy produced a truly outstanding save, diving to his right, to once again deny Mitchelstown. Urhan trailed 0-09 to 0-03.

 

Urhan needed a good start to the scond half, and they got it courtesy of a Declan Healy free. However, Mitchelstown replied witha point of their own, and never letup from there to the final whistle. A late Declan Healy free was to be Urhan's only further contribution on the board, as Mitchelstown proved to be the better team on the day by a good distance.

 

It was a massively disappointing end to the year for our Junior A's, but our congratulations and best wishes go to a fine and sporting Mitchelstown team, and we wish them well for the rest of the championship.

 

Photos to follow.

 

Team: Martin McCarthy; PJ Cadogan, John Dwyer, Donal O' Shea; Brian Healy, Mikey O' Shea, David Cronin; James Healy(captain), Daniel Dwyer; Martin O' Neill, Ciarán O' Sullivan, David McCarthy, Concubhar Harrington, Vinny Lehane, Declan Healy.

 

Subs: Luke Daly for Brian Healy (inj.), Sean O' Shea for David McCarthy, Iain O' Sullivan for Donal O' Shea, Finbarr Dwyer for James Healy, Kieran O' Neill for Vinny Lehane.

 

Mitchelstown far too crafty for Urhan

Irish Examiner

 

Monday, October 03, 2011

IT was steady as she goes for a consistent Mitchelstown side who were never seriously troubled by Urhan in this Cork JAFC quarter-final at Dunmanway.

The Beara champions peaked briefly approaching half-time with two quickly taken points following a series of top class saves from their keeper Martin McCarthy and went in at the break 0-3 to 0-9 in arrears.

They restarted with the opening score of the second-half but normal service resumed when Laurence O’Flynn converted a free to sink Urhan’s chances.

During this period the winners, with lively wing forward Liam Keane topping their scoring chart, took over completely. Shane Beston and Shane Cahill were other leading lights in their attack where late replacement Anthony O’Brien won a lot of possession.

Despite an outstanding display by centre-back Mikey O’Shea and some dour play by PJ Cadogan, the Urhan defence was overrun on several occasions. Fortunately for them keeper Martin McCarthy was on top of his game and the best of three first-half exceptional stops came nearing half time when he somehow deprived Shane Cahill after Vinny Lehane and Conchúr Harrington had added to the losers previous lone score.

A Declan Healy free reduced the deficit to five immediately after the resumption but a handy Mitchelstown outfit, for whom Fionn Herlihy, Stephen Fox and Michael Maher efficiently marshalled the Urhan big guns in attack, were never in any real danger.

Long before the end they had used four of their substitutes without losing momentum and nearly produced a Liam Keane goal. Once more a fine Martin McCarthy save was central to preventing the winners from serving up a much more lopsided scoreline.

Scorers for Mitchelstown: L Keane 0-4, S Cahill 0-3 (1f), S Beston, A O’Brien, J Sheehan (1f) 0-2 each, A McNamara, L O’Flynn (f), 0-1 each.

Scorers for Urhan: V Lehane, D Healy (2fs) 0-2 each, C Harrington 0-1f.

MITCHELSTOWN: L Hanna; F Herlihy, M Maher, D Lynch; O Burke, S Fox, P Magee; L O’Flynn, D Dineen; A McNamara, S Beston, L Keane; J Sheehan, S Cahill, A O’Brien.

Subs: D Nugent for Dineen, K Carroll for McNamara, J Finn for Magee, P Donegan for Sheehan, C Courtney for Keane.

URHAN: M McCarthy; PJ Cadogan, J Dwyer, D O’Shea; B Healy, M O’Shea, D Cronin; J Healy, D Dwyer; D McCarthy, C O’Sullivan, M O’Neill; C Harrington, V Lehane, D Healy.

Subs: L Daly for B Healy (inj), S O’Shea for D O’Shea, I O’Sullivan for D McCarthy, F O’Dwyer for J Healy, C O’Neill for Lehane.

Referee: David Whyte (St Marys).

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Photos: Kathleen Dwyer.

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