Trailing by 6 points at the break, 1-07 to 0-04, we attacked from the start of the second half and notched 1-02 without reply to leave the minimum between the sides after just 5 mins, Tommy Walsh with both points and wing back Darragh McElligott firing to the net following good work from Karl Mullins. This was as good as it was to get however, for in a devastating 10 minute spell Dr Crokes put this game to bed when knocking over 6 unanswered points which effectively decided the contest.
The first half was competitive, with both sides defending well leaving little space for either set of attackers – the scores were level on two points each after 10 minutes and further points from Billy Courtney and Tony Brosnan pushed Crokes two in the lead however Tommy Walsh fired over from distance to cut the deficit to the minimum – it was still a two point game ( 0-6 to 0-04) after 20 mins before Brian Looney found Tony Brosnan in space and he fed the inrushing Billy Courtney for a Crokes goal, a score which Gary Kissane could do little about – a further point from the boot of Tony Brosnan from a free left the home side in the lead by 6 at the break.
We needed a good start to the second half and got it when scoring 1-02 without reply to give us hope; however, Dr Crokes upped the tempo with good work around the middle from Johnny Buckley ably assisted by Tony Brosnan, Brian Looney and Gavin O’Shea which resulted in the home side finding their range and rattling off the scores, 6 points in total without a response – hard as though Tommy Walsh tried in the middle of the pitch, he was often left ploughing a lone furrow and Dr Crokes ran out convincing winners, 1-17 to 1-08 to claim the points.
We are at home in round 7 to Rathmore in Strand Road on Sat night 16th where throw in is @ 19.30
Team: Gary Kissane, Danny O’Sullivan, Shane Brosnan, Cormac Coffey, Ryan Carroll, Ross O’Callaghan, Darragh McElligott (1-0), Con Barrett, John C O’Connor, Karl Mullins, Tommy Walsh ( 0-06, 4fs), Cian Sayers, Gearóid Savage ( 0-02), John Ferguson.
Subs used: Padraig Griffin & Shane McElligott.