04 Dec 2021

Glenfarne/Kilty suffer shock loss

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Glenfarne/Kilty’s championship hopes took a severe bruising last Sunday when Glencar/Manor decisively defeated them.

Glenfarne/Kilty’s championship hopes took a severe bruising last Sunday when Glencar/Manor decisively defeated them.

Glencar/Manor 2-10 Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher 0-9

Glenfarne/Kilty had been top of the group but last weekend’s results saw them drop to third place on scoring difference and from a position of strength, they now have serious questions ahead.

The result also lifted Manor’s second string into an automatic quarter-final place and they will fancy their chances.

Manor got off to a blistering start when Aaron McDermott finished an Aaron Hickey side line kick to the net early in the game but Glenfarne/Kilty fought back with points from Niall Clancy, Paddy Kilkenny, Fergal Clancy and Conor O’Rourke but Aaron Hickey hit back from a free.

Hickey added three more before the break to leave Glencar/Manor 1-5 to 0-5 ahead and within two minutes of the restart Hickey stretched the lead from a free. Glenfarne/Kilty closed the gap with Glencar/Manor to two points after Fergal Clancy slotted over a free and Michael Ferguson hit the target from play.

But Glencar/Manor surged again and put the game out of Glenfarne’s reach by the end of the third quarter as Aaron Hickey tapped over a free and play and shot to the net

Niall Clancy allowed Glencar/Manorhamilton a let off when he blazed a goal chance wide.

After missing a number of frees, Fergal Clancy got a 54th minute effort on target for Glenfarne/Kilty while sub Mark Ryan drove a Glencar/Manor shot inches wide in the following minute.

Before the end, man-of-the match Aaron Hickey added two points and Fergal Clancy replied with a Glenfarne/Kilty free conversion as Hickey’s side went on to claim a clear-cut win.

Glencar/Manorhamilton: Gary Hickey; Cian McManus, Adrian O’Flynn; Mark Fox; David Poniard, Shane Devaney, Brendan Byrne (0-1); Aaron McDermott (1-0); Michael Poniard; Tomas Coyle, James Rooney, Killian Kerrigan; Daniel Maguire, Aaron Hickey (1-9), Conor Dolan. Subs: Mark Ryan for McDermott (19 mins); Shane Kerrigan for O’Flynn (21 mins); Brendan Rooney for K. Kerrigan (55 mins).

Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher: Darragh Keaney, Donnacha Keane, Stephen Sweeney, John McManus; John Sheerin, Sean McLoughlin, Ronan McGowan; Fergal Clancy (0-4), Conor O’Rourke (0-1); Paddy Kilkenny, Niall Clancy (0-1), James Murray; Steven McManus, Michael Ferguson (0-2), Darren Murray (0-1). Subs: Enda Gallagher for S. McManus (37 mins); Diarmuid Clancy for D. Murray (42 mins)

Referee: Martin Kelly:

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