Last Saturday’s GWP Intermediate Championship Quarter-final Shane McGettigan Park was expected to be among the closest of the weekend but within minutes of the game getting underway, it was evident that Glenfarne/Kilty were on another level to Glencar/Manor and that this encounter would be anything but close.
IFC Quarter Final
All over the pitch Glenfarne/Kilty played with a greater hunger and desire. They were first to every ball and despite the fact that they were playing with the advantage of a strong wind in the opening half they could not have expected to have had it so easy.
Having been so impressive against Aughnasheelin in the group stages Glencar/Manor’s second string had been tipped to have a real say in the destination of this year’s Intermediate Championship but they were well below par on Sunday last and after the opening five minutes they never looked like causing Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher any real problems.
To focus entirely on how poor Glencar/Manor were does a disservice to Glenfarne/Kilty who were very sharp from the throw-in, clinical in front of goal and seemed to play with a real confidence that would suggest they believe they can go all the way in this year’s championship.
James Murray, Fergal Clancy, Barry McDermott and Niall Clancy were all excellent for Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher but the fact that they had it so easy in the opening stages meant this game was over as a contest from a very early stage.
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