The hurlers of Newmarket and Kanturk travelled to Tullylease on Friday night last, the 6th of August, to contest the quarter final of the Twohig’s Duhallow Junior A Hurling League.
In weather more suited to ducks, it was Newmarket who started the brighter. Their account opened with a Gavin Forde free, followed by a brace from Cathal Browne. Another Forde placed ball score on eight minutes, as well as points from Michael Cottrell and Mike Browne, to put Newmarket up 0-06 to 0-00, at the first water break. Kanturk produced their first scores of the match on 21 and 23 minutes. These were quickly cancelled out by a pair of points from Michael Cottrell, playing alongside his brother, David, in midfield. On 30 minutes Kanturk reduced the margin to five, with a score of their own. Entering injury time, Stephen Stokes, playing in a field close to his heart, rounded off Newmarket’s scoring with a well taken goal, giving his side an eight point lead at the break.
Newmarket continued their dominance into the second half, with goals from Gavin Forde and Conor O’Keeffe and a point from Stephen Stokes, all in the first ten minutes. A fourth and final goal from David Cottrell extended the advantage to 4-09 to 0-03. Entering into the last fifteen minutes of the contest, a Forde free was quickly followed by points from Niall Collins, Colin O’Sullivan and Conor O’Keeffe. On 57 minutes, Shane McAuliffe rounded off the evening’s scoring, to secure a 4-14 to 0-03 win for Newmarket and a place in the semi-final.
The Newmarket team and scorers…
Gavin Forde (1-03), Stephen Stokes (1-01), Conor O’Keeffe (1-01), Mikey Cottrell(0-03), David Cottrell (1-00), Cathal Browne (0-02), Niall Collins (0-01), Colin O’Sullivan (0-01), Shane McAuliffe (0-01), Mikey Browne (0-01).
|Donnacha Fitzpatrick||Kevin O'Sullivan||Paudie Allen|
|Josh O'Keeffe||John Ryan||Jamie Hayes|
|Mikey Cottrell||David Cottrell|
|Mikey Browne||Gavin Forde||Stephen Stokes|
|Darren O'Keeffe||Conor O'Keeffe||Cathal Browne|
|Subs: Niall Collins, Colin O'Sullivan, Shane McAuliffe, Sean Murphy, Peter Goggin, Robert Stack, Paudie O'Sullivan, Eddie Allen.|