Mountcollins (Limerick); 0-8 Kilgobinet 0-3
Deise representatives Kilgobinet bowed out of the Munster Junior Club Football Championship at windswept Fraher Field on Sunday last when they went down to Limerick champions Mountcollins.
Kilgobnet had first use of the wind on the day if you could describe a wind that blew towards the town end of the field but also into the stand as an advantage.
Kilgobinet’s star player from their county final win over Ferrybank, Mark Radley opened the scoring on three minutes when he pointed a free and the signs looked good for Ger Enright’s charges. This however was to prove to be Kilgobinet’s only score in the opening half.
Mountcollins’ response was to hit two frees in quick succession from the boot of Brian McCarthy, the first coming two minutes after Radley’s opener and the second three minutes later.
Shane Gleeson hit Mountcollins’ first point from play 12 minutes into the game and just seconds later Mike Curtain stretched their lead when he pointed from a free.
Forty-two frees were recorded in a very stop-start first half, where referee John Brew found favour with neither side with his style of refereeing. With so many stoppages, good football was going to be at a premium and it was no major surprise to anyone that the only other score of the game did not come till the final minute of the half from a free kicked by Brian McCarthy.
Kilgobinet began the second half in all-out attack mode and found themselves in on the Mountcollins goal, but with Tom Begley beaten all ends up Thomas Fahey saw his effort hit the base of the post.
See The Munster Express newspaper for full story.