|It was down to wire between Galway and the Blues |
for the second week running.
It took extra time to separate
and Shannon Blues one week following their close encounter. Once again it was tremendusly exciting
affair. The game was fast, the teams
moved the ball well, and it followed a similar storyline to the previous one
last weekend. The Blues looked like they
had the game in the back, only for Galway to
rally late and this time, force extra time.
The winning score was again a free, this time from Kevin Cummins.
The Blues started brightly, Andy Glennon was again on the mark early. Shane Cavanagh added a couple for the Blues, but
Galway kept the game
in hand with scores from Jamie Kehoe, Danny Reddin, and Cummins. The Blues put some distance between
themselves and their opponents with some good second half football. The Blues attacked in waves and put the ball
wide of the posts several time before finding the spot between the posts. Cavanagh was again on the mark, and with time
running out the Blues had a 4 point lead.
Galway put four in a row over the bar
to tie it up. Two free kicks from
Cummins, one from play and a Kehoe point meant added time would be needed.
Each side goaled in the extra period.
through Reddin after some great work by Cummins and the Blues through Anton
McDermott. Cummins was the man again for
the westerners with a point from a sideline and what proved to be the winner
from a free kick about 40 yards out. Galway advance to meet Aidan McAnespies in the semi-final
which will be played Wednesday night at 5:30.
Wolfe Tones 0-11
It was back to earth for
Cork when they met a strong Wolfe Tones side
in the other quarter final one Sunday. Cork conceded a lot in
size and strength as the Tones did not mess around in putting the game away
early. At the break the Cup champions
held the rebels scoreless while running up an eight point tally. It was more of the same in the second
period. Cork managed a Mike Moynihan free, while the
Tones continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over with scores from Marty
Farrell, Danny Egan, and Dan McCAbe. The
Tones meet Christopher's at 2:00 next Sunday in the semi-final.
Wednesday May 1
Pat O'Brien Cup Semi-Final: 5:30 Aidan McAnespies v
Sunday May 5
Pat O'Brien Cup Semi-Final: 2:00 Christopher's v Wolfe Tones
Sheehan Cup: 3:00
Tipperary v Fr. Tom