Cronin points the way as Seandún advance

Seandún 0-10 Imokilly 0-6

Seandún controlled the first half, especially around the middle where James Kind and Killian Brosnan were dominant. At the break they deservedly led 0-7 to 0-2. Corner-forward Paul Cronin helped himself to three points from play while there was also fine point-taking from Mark Howard, Thomas Lawrence, Kind and Donal Cremin.

However, Seandún didn’t get matters all their own way in the second half as the east Cork outfit restarted in a more positive fashion. Two points in quick succession from their main target man, Paudie Cahill, narrowed the gap to three points. Having gone without a score for over 15 minutes, a well struck free from Eric Hegarty steadied the city team and they were glad to see centre-back Eoin Murnane roam upfield a couple of minutes later to raise a crucial white flag and put them 0-9 to 0-4 ahead.

Imokilly, who needed to win to stay in the championship, rallied once more with Cahill and sub William Connolly kicking two excellent points to make for a nervous finish, 0-9 to 0-6. But, Seandún were equal to the task and when Cronin bagged his fourth point three minutes from time, they had done enough to see them through.

Scorers for Seandun: P Cronin 0-4 (0-1 free), M Howard, T Lawrence, J Kind, D Cremin, E Hegarty (free) and E Murnane 0-1 each.

Scorers for Imokilly: P Cahill 0-4 (0-2 frees), A Frahill-O’Connor and W Connolly 0-1 each.

SEANDÚN: B Sheehan (Whites Cross); S O’Sullivan (Mayfield), R Foley (Delanys), P Fitzgerald (Mayfield); T Lawrence (Brian Dillons), E Murnane (White Cross), C Daly (Brian Dillons); J Kind (Passage West), K Brosnan (Brian Dillons); C Buckley (Whites Cross), E Buckley (White Cross), M Howard (Passage West); P Cronin (St Michael’s), E Hegarty (St Michael’s), D Cremin (St Michael’s).

Subs: C McCarthy (Brian Dillons) for D Cremin, B O’Leary (Mayfield) for C Buckley (both 59 mins).

IMOKILLY: B O’Connell (Glanmire); B Murphy (Glanmire), A Kenny (Youghal), K Dennehy (Cloyne); S O’Callaghan (Glenville), P Fitzgerald (Erin’s Own), P O’Sullivan (Carrigtwohill); A Frahill-O’Connor (Youghal), T Leahy (Glanmire); D Molden (Glanmire), P Cahill (Glenville), J Ormonde (Youghal); B Healy (Glanmire), E Murphy (Erin’s Own), C O’Callaghan (Erin’s Own).

Subs: W Connolly (Glenville) T Leahy (ht).

Referee: B Coniry (Crosshaven).

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