Coachford breeze into decider following first-half goal blitz

THREE GOALS in the opening half paved the way for Coachford Community School in a hopelessly one-sided Munster Senior A Vocational Schools football semi-final at Kilmichael yesterday.

Coachford scored their first goal after only five minutes when a speculative Leon Cogan effort wound up in the losers net.

With John Corkery their target man and Cogan doing the bulk of the scoring, wing back Daniel O’Sullivan added a point, before a defence-splitting tenth minute move ended with left corner forward David Barry slotting goal number two in the 10th minute and they were nine points to the good before Leon Cogan belted home a penalty approaching the half-time whistle.

Mark Quinn and Brendan McCarthy pointed for MICC but Paul Farmer bagged Coachford’s fourth late on.

Scorers for Coachford CC; L Cogan 2-3 (1-0pen), J Corkery 0-4 (0-2frees), D Barry, P Farmer (1-0 each), P Fitzgibbon 0-3, D O’Sullivan, P O’Connell (0-1 each).

Scorers for MICC; M Quinn, B McCarthy (0-1 each).

COACHFORD CC; M O’Donovan (Dripsey); B Crowley (Donoughmore), R Daly (Dripsey), A Hogan (Aghabullogue); C Dennehy (Eire Óg), D O’Connor (do), D O’Sullivan (Canovee); A Barry-Murphy (Aghabullogue), S Daly (Donoughmore); P Fitzgibbon (Dripsey), E O’Sullivan (Aghabullogue), L Cogan (Donoughmore); D Barry (Inniscarra), J Corkery (Aghabullogue), P O’Connell (Kilmurry). Subs; P Farmer (Inniscarra) for D Barry, T O’Connor (Inniscarra).

MICC; P O’Brien (Sam Maguires); P Lordan (Kilmichael), K Cotter (Sam Maguires), M Barrett (Ahan Gaels); D Rice (Sam Maguires), M Murphy (do), P Shanahan (Clann na nGael); M O’Driscoll (Ahan Gaels), B McCarthy (Sam Maguires); E Crowley (Clann na nGael), B Daly (Kilmeen), D Coughlan (Sam Maguires); M Quinn (do.), R Doyle (do.), S Masters (Kilmichael). Subs; J O’Mahony (Clann na nGael) for P Lordan, K Daly (Sam Maguires) for P O’Brien, R Crowley (Sam Maguires) for P Shanahan, N Lane (Ahan Gaels).

Referee; Ger Moran (Banteer).

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