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Fullen Gaels 4-08, Burt 1-07

posted 7 Dec 2011, 04:08 by Fullen Gaels   [ updated 9 Oct 2014, 06:57 ]
Match reports from Irish Independent, The Irish Post and The Irish World  


Hayes on the double to crush Burt 

Fullen Gaels 4-8, Burt 1-7

Burt's campaign came to an end in Birmingham yesterday as All-Britain Junior Champions Fullen Gaels from Manchester cruised into the semi-finals.

First-half goals by Kevin Hayes and Paddy Breen helped push Gaels ahead. Stephen Gillespie and Michael McCann attempted to rally Burt with three points, but the Donegal men found themselves seven points in arrears at the break.

Conor Cafferkey drove goal number three past Paul O'Brien just after the restart and despite Niall Campbell's goal, the visitors were unable to make sufficient inroads into the deficit. Hayes round-ed off the winners' goal spree with his second on the hour.

Scorers -- Fullen Gaels: K Hayes 2-4, C Cafferkey 1-0, P Breen 1-1, K Codd, S Carey, R McEntee 0-1 each. Burt: N Campbell 1-2 (0-2f), M McCann 0-2, E McDermott, S Gillespie, B Harrigan 0-1 each.

Fullen Gaels -- J Farrell; B Griffiths, D Neylon, R Weddel; C Maskey, J O'Shaughnessy, E Hansberry; K Codd, A Morrissey; P Breen, D Moore, R McEntee; K Hayes, S Carey, C Cafferkey. Subs: P McHugh for Breen (40), C Vaughan for Griffiths (55), N McNamee for Maskey (70).

Burt -- P O'Brien; K Glenn, C Dowds, C McLoughlin; B Harrigan, J Boyle, C McDermott; E McDermott, K Wilson; J Downey, R McDermott, S Gillespie; M McCann, N Campbell, S Boyle. Subs: P Strain for Wilson (35), P McDermott for Downey (35), S Murphy for Gillespie (65).

Ref -- C Lyons (Cork)

Match report from Irish Independent on November 28th 2011



Manchester’s Fullen complete their Burt Warwickshire mission

Fullen Gaels 4-8

Burt (Donegal) 1-7

AIB All-Ireland Junior Hurling Club Championship

By Anthony McLaughlin


2011 HAS been another outstanding year for Fullen Gaels. After winning the Warwickshire Championship and then defeating Michael Cusack’s to lift the All-Britain title they will now venture into the unchartered territory of an All-Ireland Championship Semi-final.

Sunday’s 10-point defeat of Ulster champions Burt came courtesy of a commanding opening 35 minutes, where Gaels took a seven-point lead into the interval. In the end four goals, including a brace for corner-forward Kevin Hayes, proved sufficient enough for them to book their place in the next round, just one game away from a final berth.

A crisp and bright Sunday afternoon greeted the throw-in at Páirc na hÉireann, Warwickshire and it was the Donegal side who were to strike the first blow through midfielder Enda McDermott.

However, Gaels found their stride to land their opening point through Paddy Breen before registering the opening goal of the game after 10 minutes. An initial scramble off the line by Christopher McDermott prevented Conor Cafferkey from scoring, yet once Reamonn McEntee had returned a lobbed pass into the goalmouth there was no mistake at the second time of asking as Hayes found the corner of Paul O’Brien’s net. Cafferkey almost made it two shortly after, however his goal was chalked off for a square ball. Gaels were in the ascendency in the opening half and after Hayes found his range with a point from distance, a swift turn past the last marker in front of goal presented him with a chance to net goal number two only for his fiercely struck effort to rise just above the crossbar.

A superb score from Kevin Codd from 50 metres, played into position thanks to a fine cross pass by Alan Morrissey, nudged Gaels’ lead up to five before the second goal of the game arrived. This time a route-one puck out saw Seamus Carey flick the ball over the head of Ciaran Dowds and into the path of the oncoming Breen, who made no mistake to shoot low first time past O’Brien. Two points late in the half from Michael McCann gave Burt some hope going into the break but this was soon cancelled out as Gaels grabbed their third goal with the opening attack of the second-half, Burt unable to prevent Cafferkey from fielding a quick pass in front of goal and turn to calmly strike past O’Brien.

Burt’s only goal of the game came after 40 minutes, full-forward Niall Campbell dropping a looping shot into the goalmouth and past John Farrell but with a total of nine wides registered in the second period Burt couldn’t find the accuracy needed to force a comeback.

Content to take their opportunities when presented, Gaels landed three further points through Carey, Hayes and McEntee and once Hayes had blasted home goal number four on the hour mark it looked as though they were safely through to the semi-final. Two late frees from Campbell attempted to galvanise Burt but Gaels were comfortably equipped at the back to repel searching frees lobbed into the goal mouth in the final five minutes.

In the end it was a fine, measured performance from Fullen Gaels and they will now look forward to a semi-final meeting with the eventual champions from Munster, the final scheduled for two weeks’ time between Charleville of Cork and Cappamore of Limerick.



Fullen Gaels: J Farrell; B Griffiths, D Neylon, R Weddel; C Maskey, J O’Shaughnessy, E Hansberry; K Codd, A Morrissey; P Breen, D Moore, R McEntee; K Hayes, S Carey, C Cafferkey. Subs: P McHugh (for Breen 40), C Vaughan (for Griffiths 55), N McNamee (for Maskey 70).

Scorers: K Hayes (2-4); C Cafferkey (1-0); P Breen (1-1); K Codd, S Carey, R McEntee (all 0-1).



Burt: P O’Brien; K Glenn, C Dowds, C McLoughlin; B Harrigan, J Boyle, C McDermott; E McDermott, K Wilson; J Downey, R McDermott, S Gillespie; M McCann, N Campbell, S Boyle. Subs: P Strain (for Wilson 35), P McDermott (for Downey 35), S Murphy (for Gillespie 65).

Scorers: N Campbell (1-2, 2f); M McCann (0-2); E McDermott, S Gillespie, B Harrigan (all 0-1).

Referee: C Lyons (Cork)

PANEL

Man of the match: Alan Morrissey (Fullen Gaels). Irrepressible in a midfield partnership with Kevin Codd, the Cork man brought energy and incisiveness to Gaels’ attacking ambition.

Score of the match: With Alan Morrissey racing down the left flank, the midfielder cleverly switched the point of attack laterally to Kevin Codd who grabbed possession to fire over from 50 metres, a peach of a score.

Turning point: Despite a relatively tentative start, once Conor Cafferkey had steered home the opening goal on ten minutes the complexion of the game altered in favour of the Manchester side.

Match Stats:

Wides: Fullen Gaels (8) 9, Burt (1) 10

Frees for: Fullen Gaels (2) 5, Burt (1) 4

Yellow Cards: Fullen Gaels 1 (K Codd 43), Burt 0.

Match report from The Irish Post on December 5th 2011



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