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Juniors advance to Ducon semi final

The junior A footballers of Newmarket travelled to Lismire on Thursday last, to take on Kilbrin in the quarter final of the Ducon Cup.

DJ O’Sullivan opened the evening’s scoring, with Eddie Allen following up soon after. A hat-trick of points from Hugh O’Connor saw Newmarket lead 0-05 to 0-02 at the quarter hour mark. Newmarket were awarded a penalty moments later, with the opportunity coolly finished by Mikey Browne. Scores from O’Connor and Daniel Culloty pushed the advantage out to eight with a Culloty goal on 23 minutes cementing Newmarket’s dominance. An O’Connor point just on the stroke of half time, ensured his side led 2-08 to 0-02 at the short whistle.

Points from Culloty and O’Connor got the second half’s proceedings underway, with O’Connor finding the net on 35 minutes. The evergreen Tony O’Keeffe was introduced on 36 minutes and was on the scoresheet a minute later. Another club stalwart Colin O’Sullivan pushed Newmarket into a 3-12 to 0-04 lead on 40 minutes. Kilbrin battled on and found the Newmarket net on 46 minutes through a penalty of their own. Newmarket confirmed the 3-14 to 1-06 win with points from Mikey Browne and Daniel Culloty, and now move on to the semi final.

The Newmarket team and scorers…

Hugh O’Connor (1-06), Daniel Culloty (1-03), Mikey Browne (1-01), DJ O’Sullivan (0-01), Eddie Allen (0-01), Colin O’Sullivan (0-01), Tony O’Keeffe (0-01).

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Mikey Browne Brendan Stack Daniel Norton
Kevin Daly Gavin Forde Paddy Browne
Cathal Browne David Cottrell
T.J. Bodie Daniel Culloty Paudie O'Sullivan
DJ O'Sullivan Hugh O'Connor Eddie Allen
Subs: Colin O'Sullivan for Brendan Stack (27, inj), Robert Stack for Hugh O'Connor (36), Tony O'Keeffe for DJ O'Sullivan (36), Pete Goggin for Dave Cottrell (40), Kevin O’Connor for Cathal Browne (47)

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