Clancy hat-trick leads St. Osnat’s to Junior C title

The victorious St. Osnat's Glencar team celebrate their victory in the Pyramid Bookmakers Junior C Championship Final last Saturday in Drumkeerin.
A battling St. Osnat’s Glencar surprised Mohill and came from behind to win Saturday evening’s competitive Prymaid Bookmakers Junior C championship final in Drumkeerin.

A battling St. Osnat’s Glencar surprised Mohill and came from behind to win Saturday evening’s competitive Prymaid Bookmakers Junior C championship final in Drumkeerin.

Pyramid Bookmakers Junior C Championship Final

St Osnat’s 4-5

Mohill 1-5

Three goals by St. Osnat’s full forward and target man Paul Clancy changed the course of the game in his side’s favour to take the title to the north of the county. After an impressive start the Mohill challenge faded. They also finished the game with 14 players when Barry Lupton received a second yellow eight minutes from the end.

Mohill took a two point lead in the opening five minutes with Conor Beirne (free) and Shane Canning scoring. St. Osnat’s James Higgins and Mohill’s Barry Lupton received yellow cards in this period.

Stephen Murphy opened St. Osnat’s account when he put over a 6th minute free. Nine minutes later Barry Lupton replied with a Mohill point. A well-taken Paul Clancy 18th minute goal after he was put through by a long ball in from Ryan Burke put St. Osnat’s into a lead they never subsequently surrendered.

Shortly afterwards Ryan Burke received a yellow card. Before the brake points apiece by Liam Burke and Ryan Burke put St. Osnat’s ahead by 1-3 to 0-3 at halftime.

During the early second half exchanges St. Osnat’s Steve Dolan saw yellow.

Mohill keeper Alan Farry denied a 37th minute St. Osnat’s goal chance when he deflected a Dermot Clancy effort out for a ‘45’. After the free was taken ‘45’ Ryan Burke extended St. Osnat’s lead when he shot over.

After being put through by Dermot Clancy two minutes later, Paul Clancy struck for St. Osnat’s second goal. Shane Kerrigan was dismissed when the St. Osnat’s man received a 43rd minute black card.

St. Osnat’s had a let off two minutes later when Cathal Kerrigan pushed a Sean Kennedy goal bound effort out for a ’45.’ In the 49th and 50th minutes St. Osnat’s made sure a second Junior C title would come to Glencar.

In this short period Paul Clancy got his hat trick, assisted by Stephen Murphy and Dermot Clancy while seconds later Gerry Mooney finished to the Mohill net after getting onto a ball sent in by James Higgins.

Shortly afterwards yellow cards were issued to Stephen Murphy and Barry Lupton (his second). Conor Beirne and Murphy (free) traded points at opposite ends before a consolation Sean Kennedy goal was finished to the St. Osnat’s net after the ball put across the goalmouth by Paul McLoughlin.

St. Osnat’s Glencar: Finbar Twomey; Steve Dolan; Vincent Kelly, Cathal Kerrigan; James Higgins, Shane Kerrigan, Brian Kerrigan; Liam Burke (0-1), Ryan Burke (0-2); Evan Kerrigan, Dermot Clancy, Stephen Murphy (0-2); Gerry Mooney (1-0), Paul Clancy (3-0), Michael Gilroy. Subs: Barry Burke for S. Kerrigan (43 Black Card); Mark Lindsay for Mooney (53); Dominic Kerrigan for Dolan (57); Michael Keaney for D. Clancy (58).

Mohill: Alan Farry; Ryan Bohan, Martin McDermott, Shane Kilraine; Joe Barry, Paul Foy; Kevin Flynn; Barry Lupton (0-1), Barry Keegan; Alan Keenan, Shane Canning (0-1), Conor Beirne (0-3); David Wynne, Paul McLoughlin, Sean Kennedy (1-0). Subs: Darragh Higgins for Barry & Seamus Kennedy for Keenan (42); James Cosgrove for Beirne (55); Ollie Wynne for Seamus Kennedy (59).

Referee: T. P. McLoughlin.