Minor B's victorious over Plunketts, 6 May 07
This was a great victory in somewhat trying circumstances, the game was tough and physical but the lads stuck by the game plan and we came out deserving winners. The game was played at championship intensity with both teams acutely aware that loosing meant championship exit.
Our backs and goalie were superb with Jack Doughan standing out; he gave an incredible display of skill and bravery. The backs were well aided by a strong midfield performance of Cillian Doherty, Matthew and Sean Murphy who replaced him just after half time. Our forwards worked well as a unit and took some tremendous scores with Chris Cunningham giving an all inspiring display.
B.Mulligan, Niall McIntyre, Niall Mulligan, Paul Collins, Alan McPhilips, Cillian Caffrey, Alan Carr, Cillian Doherty, Matthew Kinsella, Chris Carolan, Owen Mc Gaghann, Chris Cunningham, Sean McGrath, Bill O Carrroll, Cillian Motherway
Subs: Sean Murphy, Ken Noctor, Owen O’Sullivan, Jack Doughan, Fiachra O Shaughnessy. Missing Darren McVeigh, Naomhán O’Riordan, Gary McMorrow, E.O Byrne. C.Diaz
As it happened:
Ist half Crokes played with a strong breeze.
K.C. point Sean free on 2mins.
O.P. point free on 4 mins.
O.P. point play on 5 mins.
K.C. point C.Cunningham play on 6mins.
K.C.goal. C.Motherway play on 6mins, good score interchange of play from Chris to move the ball to the far corner where Seanie got possession and gave a pass into Cillian to finish off a well worked goal
O.P. point free on 12 mins
K.C. point; Owen Mc Gabhann play on 14mins, another good score from good interchange of play with Seanie.
K.C. point C.Cunningham play on 15mins, great score
K.C. point Sean free on 17mins.
K.C. point Sean free on 19mins.
O.P. point sideline cut on 21mins
K.C.goal Seanie great score, bit of controversy over it, but the two umpires agreed it was a goal
O.P. point free on 26 mins.
K.C. point C.Cunningham play on 24mins, another great score
K.C. point Seanie play on 28mins, a score that resulted from a great ball from Alan Mc Philips.
The score at half time was 2-8 to 0-5
2nd half Crokes
O.P. goal free on 32 mins
K.C.goal Seanie free 36mins from 65, Cillian could have got the stick to it.
K.C. point Sean free on 45mins, good score from a difficult angle.
O.P. point free on 48 mins.
O.P. goal play on goal mins great individual score by No 9.
O.P. point free on 52 mins.
O.P. point free on 54 mins.
O.P. point free on 58 mins.
O.P. point sideline cut on 59 mins.
O.P. point free on 60 mins.
Crokes won by one point, the final score was 3-9 to 2-11.As can be seen from the stats O.P.scored 1-5 from frees in the second half.