Shannon Blues 0-6
|The Galway Footballers Struck Late to Advance over Shannon Blues|
Shannon Blues were pipped in the last minute by a dogged
Galway team that looked to have little hope with time
running out in the contest. The Blues
looked strong in the first half and pointed through Andy Glennon, Shane Kavanagh,
and James Feeney. Playing tight at the
back, the Blues offered Galway few scoring
opportunities, and those that the Tribesmen managed to work proved
|Shannon Blues with the Number 8 Jersey in Honour of Ciaran Maher|
Christopher's 2-7 Donegal 1-5
Christopher's pulled off an eyebrow raising win in their opening game of the season. Fielding a side that featured Gervase Toner, Ian Foley, Pat Delaney, the 3 Kenneally's, Chris Murphy, and Murt Hunt, Christopher's looked the fitter of the two teams and led from start to end. The first half saw Toner lively at corner forward. The
Armagh native accouted for a brace
of points and the lay off the Pat Delaney for the first goal. Donegal eventually got into the game and
scores came from Christy Bell, Paul Boyce, and Pauric McLaughlin.
Holding a 1-3 to 0-4 lead to get the second half going, the winners pressed home. Delaney fed off Toner once again for the second goal while Donegal sputtered. A late goal from Boyce proved some consolation, but Donegal's participation in the competition ended with the final whistle.
Cork 1-6 Kerry 0-3
Cork maintained their interest in the competition with a 1-6 to 0-3 "back door" win over Kerry.
An early Mike Moynihan goal set Cork on their way, and further points from the goalscorer, Lar Barden, Colm Caffrey and John Crowley (2) left them 1-5 to 0-1 ahead at the break.
Kerry enjoyed greater possession in the second half and added points through David Clifford and Ian Whelan. However, another point from Barden helped ease the Rebels to a six-point success.
Pat O'Brien Cup Schedule
Wednesday April 24
5:30 Shannon Blues v Connemara Gaels
Sunday April 28 - Quarter Finals*
v Wolfe Tones
Galway v Winners of
Shannon Blues/Connemara Gaels
*Christopher's and Aidan McAnespies get bye to semi-finals