The season ended in a most disappointing manner for the Robert Emmets under 21 football team, when they went down to a heavy defeat in the Duhallow under 21 B football championship final by 2-11 to 0-4 against Boherbue at Dromtariffe on Tuesday evening.
Forced to line out without a couple of key players the Newmarket/Lismire combination competed valiantly until to end but other injuries on the night also took their toll as Boherbue swept home to victory.
The opening exchanges were tight before Boherbue scored the first point of the evening on converting an eighth minute free. Four minutes later, a surging Boherbue move exploited space in the Robert Emmets defence and some fine interchanging of passes ended with a shot which gave goalkeeper David Quinlan no chance in the goal. Boherbue went on to add another point before Robert Emmets ace marksman Daniel Culloty took his first point of the night in impressive manner. Boherbue posed several problems and a lively attacking unit combined well to add a further three points. Robert Emmets concluded the half with a second point which owed much to the industrious Barry O’Connor who supplied possession to Eddie Allen and he kept his composure to kick a well taken point. This left Boherbue with an advantage of 1-5 to 0-2 at the half time whistle.
Boherbue confirmed their superiority upon the restart as four points followed in a twelve minute spell. Robert Emmets were eventually rewarded on the scoreboard for their commendable efforts as Daniel Culloty found the target midway through the half. Boherbue ensured the destination of the trophy, as their defence held firm against the best that the Robert Emmets attack could muster while at the other end a point was added before a second goal put them further out of sight. Robert Emmets competed gamely to the final whistle with Daniel Culloty adding a point but Boherbue wrapped up proceedings with one final point.
The Robert Emmets team and scorers…
Daniel Culloty (0-3), Eddie Allen (0-1).
|Jeremy Murphy||Michael O’Leary||Paudie Allen|
|Colm Noonan||Barry O'Connor||Alan Ryan|
|Cathal Noonan||Brian O'Callaghan|
|Eddie Allen||Daniel Culloty||Gavin Forde|
|Nicky Barrett||Jacko Flaherty||Gavin Keane|
|Subs: Danny O’Connell, Luke McCarthy, Shane McAuliffe|