Shandrum 3 – 17
Carrigtwohill 2 – 14 (aet)
It took extra time to decide the outcome of this Rebel Og Co Premier MHC (2) quarter final at Mallow last evening. ‘Shandrum led for most of the game after the sides were level at 0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-4 and 0-6 early on. In the 23rd minute a goal from a penalty by Conor Twomey gave the North Cork side a decided advantage. Carrigaline replied with a pointed free by Chris Keegan 1-6 to 0- 7 at half time.
‘Shandrum did well on the resumption. Both Conor Twomey and Chris Keegan were very accurate from frees with Twomey’s overall contribution very
significant for the winners. Conor Twomey pointed a free early in the second half and followed with a pointed sideline. Carrigtwohill replied with two pointed frees by Chris Keegan 1-8 to 0-9. The Avondhu side had a goal by impressive Diarmuid Buckley following a good solo run. Keegan replied with another free.
Carrigaline relied mainly on Chris Keegan for scores. ‘Shandrum edged 5 points clear when J. P Moloney pointed and by the 51st minute Conor Twomey added another free that edged them two goals clear 2-10 to 0- 10. Diarmuid Buckley added another point with Conor McCarthy and Conor Twomey swopping a point 2-12 to 0-11. ‘Shandrum seemed on course with five minutes remaining. Carrigaline finished well. First Cathal O’Sullivan placed Ciaran Gosnell for a goal and Brendan McCarthy put Jay Horgan through for a point in the 58th minute. In the dying moments Ciaran Gosnell soloed through from the wing and his cross was finished to the net by Chris Keegan to level at
2-12 each. Deep in injury time Conor Twomey pointed a long range free with Chris Keegan levelling from a free that he was ordered to score direct from over 60 yards. The final whistle followed and they were deadlocked at 2-13 each.
In extra time ‘Shandrum dominated. They edged in front through Conor Twomey free and they had their 3rd goal in the 6th minute when good work by Tm O’ Mahony and David Geary led to a great goal by Diarmuid Buckley. At half time the winners led 3-14 to 2-13.
On the resumption ‘Shandrum continued to do well. Eric O’Connor and Darragh Browne excelled with Conor Twomey adding a point. Conor McCarthy
and Chris Keegan had Carrigtwohill’s only points during the extra time while Diarmuid Buckley added a brilliant point from a tight angle in the closing moments. Shandrum now meet Ballincollig in the semi final.
Scorers for ‘Shandrum : C Twomey 1-11 (0-7f, 1-0 pen, 0-1 s/l) D Buckley 2-2,
J P Moloney, M Maguire 0-2 each.
Carrigtwohill : C Keegan 1-10 (0-10f) C Gosnell 1-1, C McCarthy 0-2, J Horgan 0-1.
‘SHANDRUM : E Moloney, S O’Connor, M Curtin, C Cagney, S O’Grady, D Browne, P Burke, C Twomey, S Griffin, J P Moloney, E O’Connor, T O’Mahony, D Buckley, M Maguire, D Geary Sub S Aherne for D Geary.
CARRIGTWOHILL : S O’Flynn, R Higgins, J Barden, J Carey, A Creagh, B Cashman, O Cooney, C O’Sullivan, J Horgan, C Keegan, D Scriven, B McCarthy, C McCarthy, J McCarthy, C Gosnell, Subs F Kierans for A Creagh S Rohan for O Cooney, E O’Mahony for J McCarthy, D McCarthy for C McCarthy.
Referee Derek Carroll (Kanturk)