Thursday, September 29, 2022

1. Aaron Beresford (Ballinacourty)
Started the game with a 45 and finished the game with a penalty save from Tom O’Connell.

2. Conor McCarthy (Ballinacourty)
Sliced through the Brickeys defence before he slammed the ball to the roof of the net. 1-1 for the adventurous Courty defender.

3. Conor Walsh (Rathgormack)
Minded the house all afternoon. Strong under the high balls Saviours sent in.

4. Eoghan Ó Crotaigh (An Rinn)
Made a goal line save from Tom Barron in the second half. Got stuck into tackles.

5. Dermot Ryan (The Nire)
Two first half points from play including a mighty kick from 50 metres. Converted the clinching free in injury time.

6. Gary Cullinane (Gaultier)
Dominated the middle third. Broke down Portlaw kickouts all night. Ventured forward to shoot a second half point.

7. Jordan O’Sullivan (Portlaw)

Drop kicked the ball to the net in the second half. Put in a big hit on Barry Coughlan.

8. Conor Prunty (Ballinacourty)
Threw himself into everything. Made blocks, tackles and solo runs. Claimed two marks in a row during the second half.

9. Michael Curry (Rathgormack)

Dominated both boxes. Palmed to the net in the second half and fielded high balls in front of his own goal. Scored 1-2 from play.

10. Billy Power (Rathgormack)

Skates past defenders and finishes with aplomb. Three points from play in 44 minutes on the field. Nine points in two outings.

11. Conor Murray (Rathgormack)

Kicked three points from play. His first from 40 metres was a peach. Crashed the ball off the crossbar in the second half after soloing through the Saviours defence.

12. Mark Fitzgerald (Gaultier)

Brilliant ball carrier. Drove his team forward and popped kick passes into the Hutchinsons including one for JJ’s goal. Confident in possession.

13. Patrick Hurney (Ballinacourty)
1-6 for the elder statesman on the Courty team (1-4 in the second half). A top corner finish from Pudge put the Brickeys to bed.

14. JJ Hutchinson (Gaultier)

Photos: Maurice Hennebry

Found the top corner of the Portlaw net inside a minute. Always out in front. 2-16 in two games for the Gaultier skipper.

15. Conor Gleeson (The Nire)
Glided through the An Rinn rearguard. Five points off left and right including three in a row at the start of the second half. Created a first half goal for Dylan Guiry. A class act.

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