|Aidan McAnespies: Pat O'Brien Cup Winners 2011|
The Tones got off to the best possible start. Kenny Regan won the throw-in and sent Sean Kelly through for a goal within seconds. The goal did not rattle McAnespies, and the northerners answered in clinical fashion. McAnespies cancelled out the goal within minutes, and continued to run rampant through the Tones defence. Wolfe Tones options going forward were limited, McAnespies back line played tight and when in possession the Tones looked directionless . At the other end of the field, Plunkett Kane and Philip Toner were full of running and the forward line could not have asked for more in the way of support. Eleven unanswered points was the outcome. All five forwards got on the scoreboard and the Tones looked out of answers. The Tones showed some life towards the end of the half. Bart Blanchfield pointed, and Marty Farrell swung a trademark point over the bar from the sideline. Another two points from Farrell inched the Tones closer. At the half it was 1-4 for the Tones to an impressive 0-13 for McAnespies.
|Colm McCrory looks to set up another attack |
as Philip Toner and Kenny Regan look on.
Macs: C. Kendrick, M. Bogue, A. McAnespie, S. Hughes, N. Kerr, N. Gallen, P. Toner, P. Kane, M. Little, C. McCrory, S. Magill, S. Cournane, P. O’Donohoe. Tones: C. Hynes, D. Maguire, A. Rooney, C. Malone, A. Higgins, M. O’Brien, G. Brilly, K. Regan, B. Blanchfield, C. Power, S. Kelly, S. O’Brien, M.Farrell.
By Rory O'Donnell