Glenbeigh/Glencar 2-9 Cromane 1-9
This game was played in Rossbeigh and Cromane had the first use of the wind. The first score of the came from a sideline kick by Maurice O’Shea. Glenbeigh / Glencar replied with a point from Podge Griffin. Paul P.O’Sullivan took the lead for Cromane with a point from play. Glenbeigh / Glencar were then awarded by a close end free which was scored by Stephen Caulfield which was answered by a Cromane free which was scored by Maurice O’Shea. James O’Sullivan playing at midfield for Glenbeigh / Glencar had the sides level with a fisted point. Cromane then scored their goal which was scored by corner forward Martin Sweeney but Glenbeigh / Glencar answered immediately after a long ball into the Cromane square was dropped by the defence and Stephen Caulfield pulled on the lose ball to secure a goal for Glenbeigh / Glencar. Just before the break Glenbeigh / Glencar were awarded a penalty which was scored by Aidan O’Shea leaving the half time score Glenbeigh / Glencar 2-3 Cromane 1-4.
In the 2nd half Glenbeigh / Glencar extended their lead with a point from Aidan O’Shea. Cromane were playing better against the wind and were awarded a 20m free which was pointed by Maurice O’Shea. Cromane then scored a goal by Francis Casey but was unfortunately disallowed by the referee who adjudged it to be square ball. Glenbeigh / Glencar answered with a great long range point from Fergal Griffin. Cromane after a great move added a point to their tally by Colm Joy. Glenbeigh / Glencar had a point from play by Connie Murphy and further extended their lead with points from Fergal Griffin and Bernard Murphy. Cromane pulled 2 points back from free’s by Maurice O’Shea. Both teams exchanged pointed free’s Stephen Caulfield for Glenbeigh / Glencar and Maurice O’Shea for Cromane. Cromane were now 3 points behind and went all out in search of a goal in the last attacks of the game but the Glenbeigh / Glencar stood firm and cleared the goal line in injury time. The final score was Glenbeigh / Glencar 2-9 Cromane 1-9.
Glenbeigh / Glencar: Peter O’Sullivan, James Hoare, Michéal Griffin, Daniel Murphy, Christian Donavan, James O’Shea, Chris O’Sullivan, Fergal Griffin (0-2), James O’Sullivan (0-2), Podge Griffin (0-2), Aidan O’Shea (1-1), Bernard Murphy (0-1), Gary Sheehan, Connie Murphy (0-1), Stephen Caulfield (1-2).
Cromane: Connie O’Riordan, David Moroney, Michael Teahan, Sean O’Reilly, John O’Sullivan, Peter O’Reilly, Fionan Walsh, James Foley, Colm Joy (0-1), Cian O’Keefe, John Paul McCarthy, Paul P.O’Sullivan (0-1), Martin Sweeney (1-0), Francis Casey, Maurice O’Shea (0-7). Subs: Niall Dennehy for Cian O’Keefe, Anthony Houlihan for Fionan Walsh, Noel Reilly for Sean O’Reilly, Emmet Casey for Martin Sweeney, Liam Walsh for John Paul McCarthy.
Referee Brendan Twiss Milltown / Castlemaine.