Junior A Football Championship Round 2
On Monday, St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield faced Kilrush in Round 2 of the Junior Football Championship in Coolmeen. St. Joseph’s came out on top in this encounter with goals from Kieran Thynne, Peter O’Toole and Liam Clohessy.
Weather didn’t help proceedings but it was Kilrush who registered the first score of the game from a free. Johnny O’Brien was quick to reply with a point from a free for Doora Barefield. Kieran Thynne raised the first green flag of the game, side-footing the ball home from close range. Kilrush were then reduced to 14 players as the referee issued a straight red card as Niall Deloughery burst out of defence. Peter O’Toole scored the second goal after a great ball from Kevin Frehill found him free at the edge of the square. Shortly before half time, Peter Collins made a brilliant solo run and from the close to the end line found Liam Clohessy who got the third goal.
The half- time score was 3-2 to 0-7.
With a man advantage, Doora Barefield were expected to control the second half. However, Kilrush really tested the Parish. Johnny O Brien, the Doora-Barefield full forward was superb both from frees and from play to settle the game. The score of the game came when Paul Dullaghan found O’Brien who cut inside his marker and found the target for Doora-Barefield’s 6th point.
Final Score: St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield 3-07 Kilrush 0-12