Super-subs seal win for Dromina

Dromina 2-10 Kilbrittain 1-10

In a game that never scaled the heights, it was Kilbrittain ahead with just three minutes left, 1-10 to 2-6, but four unanswered points, the first from midfielder James O’Shaughnessy, the final three by Healy (two) and Aherne, saw Dromina through.

Kilbrittain led at the break by a single point, 1-5 to 1-4, thanks mainly to the accuracy of long-time shooting star, full-forward Dan O’Connell.

The Kilbrittain goal came inside the first minute, when a mishit clearance by Dromina keeper Ger Buckley landed in the hands of wing-forward Alan Hayes, who duly dispatched from about 35 yards to the empty Dromina net.

Dromina opened their account in the third minute, a long-range free from centre-back Liam Hayes.

Two points from Dan O’Connell put Kilbrittain ahead 1-2 to 0-1, 15th minute; two minutes later we had the first Dromina goal. A long Liam Hayes free was broken down on the edge of the square; the Kilbrittain defence were slow to clear and Dromina centre-forward Pat Hayes flicked the breaking ball to the net. Two points, one each from Andrew O’Shaughnessy and the hard-working Paul Gould, had Dromina ahead in the 21st minute, but a brace from O’Connell and Maurice Sexton’s point gave the West Cork side a two-point lead at the break.

It was ten minutes before the first score of the second half, a pointed free from full-forward Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Three minutes later we had a goal by Pat Hayes; 2-5 to 1-5, 43rd minute.

Points from James Deasy, O’Connell and Maurice Sexton had Kilbrittain level again by the 48th minute, before those late scores from Dromina.

Scorers for Dromina: P. Hayes 2-0; Andrew O’Shaughnessy 0-3 (0-2 frees); G. Healy 0-2; P. Gould 0-2; J. O’Shaughnessy, L. Hayes (free), D. Aherne, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kilbrittain: D. O’Connell 0-5 (0-2 frees); A. Hayes 1-0; M. Sexton 0-2 (0-1 65); V. O’Brien, J. O’Brien, J. Deasy, 0-1 each.

DROMINA: G. Buckley (c); D. O’Shaughnessy, D. Buckley, J. O’Connor; J. Delee, L. Hayes, D. Morrissey; J. O’Shaughnessy, D. O’Carroll; P. Gould, P. Hayes, J. Finn; R. Morrissey, A. O’Shaughnessy, K. Hayes.

Subs: D. Aherne (Finn 42); G. Healy (D. Buckley 51); R. Crowley (K. Hayes 58).

KILBRITTAIN: M. Hayes; S. O’Brien, J. Murphy, P. Hurley; D. Ferriter, R. Cashman, P. Sexton; V. O’Brien, J. O’Brien; M. Sexton, J. Deasy (c), A. Hayes; E. Sexton, D. O’Connell, D. Desmond.

Subs: T. Harrington (Desmond 48); C. O’Leary (Deasy 53).

Referee: C. Lyons (Nemo Rangers).

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