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County IFC Round 3, Templenoe V Spa Match Report

Templenoe 2-13, Spa 0-12.

Templenoe went into this match knowing that a 4 point win might be required for them to progress in the Intermediate Championship. The home side rose to this challenge winning by 7 points in an exciting game played before a large crowd in Templenoe last Sunday and they have now qualified for their third successive Intermediate Championship Semi Final.

The match was played in difficult underfoot conditions and Templenoe opted to play with a strong wind in the first half. Templenoe almost had a goal inside the first minute, through Killian Spillane, but his effort hit the post. Spa then worked the ball up the field to open the scoring with a point from play through Midfielder Michael Garnett. A minute later Killian Spillane traded scores with Michael O’Donoghue (free) to leave the home side trailing by 1 point after 5 minutes. The next 5 minutes saw Templenoe play some excellent football with Cian Hallissey expertly striking two frees from the right side and in between Templenoe scored their first goal with a good ball in from Teddy Doyle putting Stephen O’Sullivan through for a well taken goal. Brian Crowley then added 2 points to put Templenoe ahead by 1-6 to 0-2 after just 10 minutes of play. Former County Minor Dara Moynihan got a badly needed score for the visitors in the 14 minute, as they tried to get back in to the game. The next 10 minutes saw Brian Crowley and Cian Hallissey (free) swap scores with Michael O’Donoghue (free) and Michael Foley, before Stephen O’Sullivan added another point to his tally. The half ended with a goal bound effort from Spa saved by Anthony Sheehan. Ciaran Spillane took the resultant 45 short to David Spillane, who popped the ball over the bar.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-9, Spa 0-6.

Templenoe increased their advantage with another from play from Killian Spillane inside the 2nd minute of the Second half. However, Spa responded with scores from Ciaran Spillane (45) and Michael Foley. Play was delayed for a time in the second half after Spa wing forward David Spillane to whom everyone wishes a speedy recovery went down injured.

Soon after play resumed Cian Hallissey made no mistake with another placed ball effort for Templenoe. However the Killarney side were not giving up, and two points from Ryan O’Carroll and Michael Foley left just 4 points between the sides 23 minutes into the second half. Templenoe’s passing was a bit sloppy at times in the second half, but they did manage to steady the ship a bit with Teddy Doyle (free) and Brian Crowley putting some more daylight between the sides. The remaining minutes saw 2 points (1 free) from Evan Cronin cut the lead to just four points again, but then the result was beyond doubt when the in rushing Brian Crowley fisted the ball into the net after a good ball across the goal by Stephen O’Sullivan.

Final Score: Templenoe 2-13, Templenoe 0-12


Templenoe: Brian Crowley 1-4, Stephen O’Sullivan 1-2, Cian Hallissey 0-4 (0-4f), Killian Spillane 0-2, Teddy Doyle 0-1.

Spa: Michael Foley 0-3, Michael O’Donoghue 0-2 (0-2f), Evan Cronin 0-2 (0-1f), Andrew Garnett 0-1, Dara Moynihan 0-1, David Spillane 0-1, Ciaran Spillane 0-1, Ryan O’Carroll 0-1.


Templenoe: Anthony Sheehan, Kieran O’Neill, Tadgh Morley, Joseph Sheehan, Patrick Clifford, Danny Cahalane, Josh Crowley Holland, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Killian Spillane, Pat Spillane, Stephen O’Sullivan, Cian Hallissey, Brian Crowley.

Subs: John Rice, Joseph Sheehan, Kieran McCarthy.

Spa: James Devane, Eoghan Cronin, Dan O’Donoghue, Brian Lynch, Shane Lynch, Eoin Fitzgerald, Ciaran Spillane, Liam Kearney, Andrew Garnett, David Spillane, Dara Moynihan, Michael McCarthy, Michael Foley, Michael O’Donoghue, Evan Cronin

Subs: Ryan O’Carroll, Eric O’Donoghue, Niall McCarthy.

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Division 1 County SFL, Kilcummin V Templenoe

24.03.2019 - 14:00 o'clock

Division 1 County SFL, Kilcummin V Templenoe, Sunday 24th March at 2pm in Templenoe GAA Grounds

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