Newmarket’s Ducon Cup campaign came to an end when they were defeated by Dromtariffe in the quarter final at Cullen on Wednesday evening by 0-14 to 0-6.
Dromtariffe took the lead within a minute of the throw in but Timothy Murphy replied with a fine long range effort for Newmarket instantly. Despite enjoying considerable possession Newmarket failed to reflect this on the scoreboard. Dromtariffe scored the next three points before John Ryan added a point for Newmarket from a free after fifteen minutes. The sides exchanged points with Brian O’Riordan surging forward to kick a fine effort for Newmarket to leave the score 0-5 to 0-3 after twenty five minutes. The remaining minutes of the half proved pivotal in the contest as a clinical Dromtariffe proceeded to add four quickfire points to turnover in front by 0-9 to 0-3.
Newmarket endeavoured hard throughout the hour but scores proved to be at a premium. John Ryan slotted over a point five minutes into the half but Dromtariffe also added a point in their next attack. Robert Stack capped off a fine display by getting forward to kick a superb point and when Maurice Feehan added another, Newmarket reduced the arrears to four points, 0-10 to 0-6 with thirteen minutes remaining and appeared to be gaining momentum. However, it was Dromtariffe who finished the stronger and despite an impressive display from Newmarket’s defence, including Donnacha O’Dea, Trevor Murphy and Robert Stack, the victors sealed the issue by adding four points to give the scoreboard an unfair reflection of the overall game at the end.
The Newmarket team was…
|Donnacha O’Dea||Mark Murphy||Robert Stack (0-1)|
|Sean Doody||Brian O’Riordan (0-1)||Matthew Fitzpatrick|
|Kevin O’Sullivan||Brian Daly|
|Maurice Feehan (0-1)||Shane Anthony Murphy||Timothy Murphy (0-1)|
|John Ryan (0-2)||Colin O’Sullivan||Shane Murphy|
|SUBS: Trevor Murphy, Nicky Flanagan, Kevin O’Connor, Gerard Casey, John Scanlon|