Glenville cash in as Macroom lose way

Glenville 0-11 Macroom 0-5

Though only a point separated the sides at the interval, Glenville monopolised possession on the resumption.

Their forwards got some splendid scores and their defence kept Macroom to a solitary point. Current Cork senior Fintan Goold started brightly and fielded some wonderful ball but his presence in the final third of the field during the second half was sorely missed as he spent most of his time in defence.

Glenville sparkled in attack in the second half but worked hard in defence as well.

The scoring exploits of Richie and Paudie Cahill and Eoin Reilly were memorable but James Dorgan, Paddy O’Regan and John O’Keefe were outstanding in defence, helping guide their side through to the next round.

It took a while for this game to generate any momentum with neither side gaining the initiative during the opening quarter which yielded just two points from Fintan Goold (free) and a lovely effort from Eoin O’Reilly.

After Paudie Cahill showed great footwork to outwit the Macroom defence and land a fine point, Macroom hit their most consistent patch.

Stringing passes together for the only time, in a five minute period the mid-Cork side scored three consecutive points. Fintan Good was at the heart of all scores while Daragh Deasy (2) and Gary McPolin pointed to push Macroom two ahead.

The Muskerry side lost their way again and Glenville finished the half in real style. First Des Ryan clipped over in front of the posts before Ritchie Cahill added two, his second the result of some great outfield work from Paddy O’Regan.

The second half saw Glenville at their very best. Defending in numbers and moving the ball at speed for a range of scores, the east Cork side moved to a level to which Macroom had no reply.

After Ritchie Cahill opened with a free, one of Macroom’s few forays into the Glenville area yielded an incredible effort from McPolin, who turned and shot from a tight angle without looking at the posts.

That was as good as it got for the Muskerry contenders, as Glenville tightened up considerably in defence, made life difficult for Goold at midfield and scored five consecutive points.

After John Halbert opened his account in the 42nd minute, Glenville could have closed this game out only for Macroom’s James O’Connell making a superb save from Eoin O’Reilly.

It failed to spur on Macroom and instead Glenville finished with real panache in the last nine minutes with points from Paudie Cahill, Ritchie Cahill, O’Reilly and substitute Kieran Coakley.

Scorers for Glenville: R Cahill 0-4 (0-3 frees); E O’Reilly and P Cahill 0-2 each; D Ryan, J Halbert and K Coakley 0-1 each.

Scorers for Macroom: D Deasy and G McPolin 0-2 each; F Goold 0-1 (free).

GLENVILLE: E Fitzgerald; J Dorgan, S O’Leary, M Murphy; P O’Regan, J O’Keefe, S O’Callaghan; N O’Riordan, N O’Connell; R Cahill, W O’Leary, E O’Reilly; P Cahill (c), D Ryan, J Halbert.

Subs: M O’Keefe for W O’Leary and P O’Neill for Murphy (inj.) (both 47); K Coakley for Ryan (57).

MACROOM: J O’Connell; C Murray, E O’Mahony, J Angland; M Chill, S Coughlan, C Murphy; K O’Shea (c), F Goold; F O’Leary, D Deasy, J Goold; O Murphy, G McPolin; N Twomey.

Sub: B O’Donnell for J Goold (47).

Referee: B O’Keefe (Boherbue).

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