Cashel King Cormacs qualified for the semi-final of the Rea Clarke Hennessy West intermediate football championship when they defeated Kickhams by 3-12 to 1-10 in the losers group final played at New Inn on Friday evening.
They now play Golden-Kilfeakle while Emly take on Rockwell Rovers in the second semi-final.
The sides were close enough during the first half with Cashel having the advantage in the opening quarter while Kickhams came out best during the second quarter. The sides were level at 1-4 to 0-7 at the interval, the Cashel goal scored by William Fitzell in the eleventh minute.
Kickhams had the better start after the interval with two quick points but that was as good as it got for them. Cashel began to dominate the play once Dylan Fitzell goaled in the third minute. They went on to score 1-8, Jonathan Grogan the scorer of their third goal in the twenty-fourth minute.
At the same time they limited Kickhams to 1-1, Shane Morrissey getting the goal in the twentieth minute when Kickhams made one of their few forays into the Cashel half. Kickhams cause wasn’t helped when they had two players sidelined with second yellow cards, Damien McGrath in the seventeenth and Alan Horgan in the twentieth minutes.
In the end Cashel were deserving victors by 3-12 to 1-10
Cashel King Cormacs: Eoghan Quirke, Paddy Morrissey, Ronan O’Donoghue, Niall Anglim, Eoin Ryan, Jonathan Grogan (1-0), Tony Hewitt, Dylan Fitzell (1-1), Simon Delaney, Ross Doyle (0-7), Adrian Cummins (0-2), Michael Coleman, Michael McDermott, William Fitzell (1-0), Robbie Anglim (0-1). Subs: Seamus Reade (0-1) for Michael McDermott, Michael McDermott for Adrian Cummins.
Kickhams: Kenneth Horgan, James Shanahan, Michael Healan, Danny Carbery, David Horgan (0-1), Alan Horgan, Damien McGrath, Nigel Hayes, Shane Morrissey (1-2), Michael Shanahan, Gerry Horgan, Paddy Ryan (0-1), James Keane, P. J. Collins, Davy Butler (0-6). Subs: Paul O’Dwyer for James Keane, James Keane for David Horgan, Fergal O’Brien for Gerry Horgan, Declan Hogan.
Referee: David Grogan (Aherlow)