All too easy for Kanturk

KANTURK cruised into the Cork JAFC semi-final after an impressive win over Glenbower Rovers at Mallow last night. In a dour affair Kanturk dominated proceedings from the start to book their place in the last four with 14 points to spare.

Although the winning margin was impressive, there is little doubt that the gap could have been even greater if the winners had been able to show a little more composure in front of goal.

Kanturk’s Donagh Duane was top scorer with a personal tally of 10 points. The left full forward showed plenty of accuracy from the dead ball as well as kicking a selection of classy scores off his left.

Duane may well have been the talisman for his side but he could probably trace the majority of his scores back to the games top performer, Aidan Walsh.

The senior inter-county star was terrific all through as he dominated the midfield area while also doing a superb job as a last ditch defender when duty called.

Glenbower may have found themselves on the back foot for most of the 60 minutes but they did manage to garner some moments to smile about through Cork legends Joe Deane and Mark Landers.

The game opened up sluggishly and in truth never really improved as Kanturk took control from the third minute and opened up a three point gap at the turn (0-7 – 1-1). The only moment of joy in that half for a struggling Imokilly side was the 29th minute goal from Sean Long.

After the interval this gap rapidly increased as first Nash and then substitute John Browne netted to put this fixture to bed and move Kanturk into next week’s semi final.

Scorers for Kanturk: D Duane 0-10 (six frees), A Nash 1-1; J Browne 1-0, K Holland 0-2 (one free), L McLoughlin 0-1.

Scorers for Glenbower Rovers: S Long 1-0; J Deane 0-2, J O’Connor 0-1.

Kanturk: J Kenneally; L O’Neill, J Healy, S Walsh; D Riordan, E O’Connor, J McLoughlin; M Sheehy, A Walsh; A Nash, L McLoughlin, D O’Connor; C Burke, K Holland, D Duane.

Subs: W Murphy for C Burke (half-time), J Lynch for M Sheehy (55), J Browne for K Holland (56), J Carver for D Duane (58).

Glenbower Rovers: S Scully; T Murphy, P McGrath, P McCarthy; C Murphy, C Fogarty, S Murphy; K Lane, S Harmody; B Collins, J Deane, A Walsh; J O’Connor, M Landers, S Long. Subs: I Cahill for C Fogarty (22), C McNamara for McCarthy (45), P O’Brien for J O’Connor (50).

Referee: P O’Leary (Kilmurry)

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