Calnan hat-trick kills off Carbery

Clonakilty 4-5 Carbery Rangers 2-8

It was a hat-trick of goals by Clon centre-forward Colm Calnan that decided the destiny of the title. His third goal came in the 56th minute, after Carbery had battled back from an eight-point deficit.

Calnan’s second in the 47th minute might have been down to poor Carbery defending, but his opener in the 25th minute lit up a splendid Black Field venue — a real cracker after ripping through the Rangers defence.

Calnan’s cracking goal put Clon in the ascendency and leading 1-5 to 0-3 at the break.

In the 36th minute, Conrad Murphy scored Clon’s second goal. However, three minutes later they got a lifeline when James Kingston finished McMahon’s probing ball to the net.

Then John Hayes showed his class. He scored a goal and a point in quick succession, before Calnan’s third finished the game off.

Scorers for Clonakilty: C. Calnan 3-0, C. Murphy 1-2 (0-2 frees), D. Lyons, S. Nagle, C. O’Donovan 0-1 each.

Carbery Rangers: J. Hayes 1-4 (0-2 frees), J. Kingston 1-0, S. Hayes 0-3, D. Hayes 0-1.

CLONAKILTY:P. O’Regan; J. Forristal, C. O’Neill, D. O’Brien; D. Murphy, N. Griffin, D. Lyons; B. Walsh, S. Nagle; C. Murphy, C. Calnan, M. O’Brien; C. O’Donovan, C. McManus, P. Griffin.

Subs: L. Lyon for N. Griffin, S. Quirke for C. O’Donovan, J. O’Donovan for Forristal.

CARBERY RANGERS:R. Aherne; P. White, S. Hayes, E. Murphy; E. Favier, G. Ryan, A. Roche; M. O’Sullivan, K. McMahon; N. Hayes, D. Hayes, J. Kingston; J. Murphy, J. Hayes, S. Hayes.

Subs: J. McCarthy for Roche, M. Minnis for S. Hayes, M. Ronan for Kingston, M. moore for D. Hayes.

Referee: P. O’Leary (Kilmurry).

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