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Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Match Report

Mohill through to play off

Mohill qualified for the Masonite Senior One B league play offs when they defeated a defiant Glenfarne/Kilty in an exhilarating clash played in Glenfarne on Saturday evening last.

Mohill 1-10 Glenfarne/Kilty 0-8

Preceding this tie, Mohill were completely out of the play-off race, but with Bornacoola and Aughavas pulling off surprise wins at the weekend, Mohill needed a win to secure a late qualifying spot, however, they were made to fight for their victory as a depleted Glenfarne/Kilty pushed their counterparts to the very end.

Despite their exuberant pressure, Glenfarne/Kilty could simply not match Mohill for their sheer resourceful power and strength in attack, notching over the scores when required.

When Glenfarne/Kilty looking dangerous in attack, Mohill produced the ultimate goods on the 48th minute when Seamus McCrann scored a wonderful goal following superb interplay from his forward line. It was the score that effectively killed the game as a contest as Glenfarne/Kilty could not find the key to unlock the physical superiority of the Mohill defence to force a late comeback.

A long range point by Seamus Dillon commenced proceedings in the opening minute of play, however, it was Mohill who took control of proceedings after this chalking up four unanswered points from Peter Gaffney, three from placed balls and a Shane Canning score on the 8th minute.

A 14m Michael Maguire free was the only reply Glenfarne/Kilty had but this was subsequently matched by three more Mohill scores, two Peter Gaffney frees and a Shane Canning point from play leaving Mohill with a five point advantage at 7 points to two.

Glenfarne/Kilty did manage to produce a late rally before the break, finding loopholes in the Mohill defence to bring just a solitary point between the sides at the interval thanks to points from Dermot O’Rourke, two Michael Maguire points and Diarmaid Keaney with the scoreboard reading 7 points to six.

Mohill exploded into the second half, not allowing Glenfarne/Kilty to settle, chalking over four unanswered points, two placed balls from Peter Gaffney and a Philip McGuinness free and Seamus McCrann also finding the target on the 36th minute.

For the following ten minutes, both sides failed to find the accuracy to take the game and with Glenfarne/Kilty pressing their counterparts, Mohill produced a spectacular passage of play in attack resulting in McCrann rocking the corner net on the 48th minute, leaving them with a seven point advantage and while Glenfarne/Kilty pressed forward all they could settle with was two consolation points from Dermot O’Rourke and Michael Maguire.

Mohill: Pascal McKeon, Ollie Wynne, Michael McGuinness, Brian Beirne, Daniel Beck, Kieran Kennedy, Shane Kilrane, Philip McGuinness(0-2)Colin Murphy, Peter Gaffney (0-5), John McGuinness, Seamus McCrann (1-1), Pat O’Toole, Shane Canning (0-2), Niall Walshe

Glenfarne/Kilty: Joe Keaney, Gerard Fee, Sean McLoughlin, Kevin Keaney, Seamus Dillon (0-1), John McManus, Donnacha Keaney, Michael Maguire (0-4), Dermot O’Rourke (0-2), JJ McDermott, Diarmaid Keaney (0-1), Conor O’Rourke, Sean Dolan, Darragh Keaney, Francis Dillon

Referee: Gerry Spellman