Champions demonstrate their two-in-a-row intent

Ballinacourty’s Mark Fives gets ahead of Kilrossanty’s Patrick Lennon during their Waterford senior football match in Bohadoon. | Photo: Sean Byrne

Ballinacourty’s Mark Fives gets ahead of Kilrossanty’s Patrick Lennon during their Waterford senior football match in Bohadoon. | Photo: Sean Byrne

Ballinacourty 3-14; Kilrossanty 0-7

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Defending champions Ballinacourty proved that they and their crown will not be easily parted, when they recorded a facile 16-point win over Kilrossanty at Bohadoon on Saturday afternoon last.

Indeed at no stage did anything other than a resounding victory for the championship favourites suggest itself, and was well and truly all over as a contest long before the finish.

First half goals from Mark Fives in the 15th minute, Mark Ferncombe five minutes later, and James O’Mahoney in the 22nd minute set the winners up for a comfortable 3-7 to 0-2 interval lea

While Kilrossanty to their credit tried all they knew to make a game out if it on the resumption, they were obliged to bow to the seemingly inevitable well before the finish.

Each of the winners starting forwards scored on this occasion and on this kind of form, the big question must be who can stop the champions from winning back to back titles now.

Ballinacourty: Stephen Enright, Joey Mullen, John Phelan, Gavin Breen, Mark Gorman, John Hurney, Richie Foley, Sean O’Hare, Patrick Lynch, Mark Ferncombe, Laurence Hurney, Patrick Hurney, mark Fives, Gary Hurney, James O’Mahoney. Sub used: Tommy Wall.

Scorers: James O’Mahoney (1-4), Mark Fives (1-2), Mark Ferncombe (1-1), Patrick Hurney (0-2), Tommy Wall (0-2), Gary Hurney (0-2) and Laurence Hurney (0-1).

Kilrossanty: D Mulhearne, C Foley, C Hayes, P Lannon, P Hayes, Ciaran Keating, N Walsh, Stephen Prendergast, Anthony Power, Colin Dee, Joey Veale, A Quinn, Owen Doyle, Tommy Prendergast, Brian Lannon.  Sub used: Dermot Lannon.

Scorers: Colin Dee, Anthony Power and Brian Lannon (0-2 each), Dermot Lannon (0-1).

Referee: Dessie O’Leary (Erin’s Own).

 

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