Ballinacourty 1-16; St Saviours 0-5
Ballinacourty booked a place in the quarter-finals of the senior football championship with a relatively easy win over a depleted St Saviours outfit at Kilmacthomas last Friday evening.
‘The Village’ played with the breeze in the first half which was blowing towards the dressing room. They got off to a flying start in this game and led by 0-7 to 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. Mark Fives, John Gorman and Laurence Hurney scored two points each with the remainder coming from the cultured left foot of Gary Hurney. After that, the result was never really in doubt as St Saviours, missing several regulars including Paul Holohan, John-Paul Jacob and Ian Stenson had no answer to the Ballinacourty onslaught.
Over the years, St Saviours have developed a reputation as a side with a never say die attitude and that was very much in evident in this game. During the second quarter, they managed to slow down the scoring rate of the Ballinacourty forwards and Shaun Corcoran converted a free to open up the city side’s account.
A well-taken free from all of fifty yards by James O’Mahoney kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Abbeyside based outfit and further points from Patrick and Gary Hurney gave them a nine point lead at half-time.
Ballinacourty came out for the second half in a determined mood to put the game to bed as soon as possible. This they did in the second minute of the half when an excellent inter-passing move ended up with Laurence Hurney setting up his younger brother, Patrick for a well-taken goal.
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