We progressed to the semi final of the County Cup with a 2-1 win away to Riverstick – Brooklodge yesterday afternoon (Sunday April 7th). The 1st half saw us playing into a very strong wind but some very solid defending gave us a decent half time platform at 0-0. Right from the kickoff in the 2nd half we were pushing them back and created a couple of early chances for Tadhg Collins and Brian Murphy. In the 60th min Eamon O Keeffe’s low cross just missed the outstretched leg of Collins after an excellent team move. We were well on top now and in the 70th min we forced the first of a number of corners which eventually led to the opener. Brian Murphy swung over the corner which was met by the head of Michael Murphy to give us the lead. We kept the pressure on their defense and were rewarded again 10 mins late. Michael Murphy robbed a defender of possession and fed the ball through to Collins who controlled the pass before backheeling it back into the path of Murphy who had continued his run. He took a touch before deftly lobbing it over the advancing keeper to make it 2-0. They got one back with 5 mins remaining but we held solid to book our place in the semis. Best for us on the day were Michael Murphy, Eamon O Keeffe and Tadhg Collins.
Team: Piotr Oziast, Donagh Murphy, Kevin Linehan, Tim Kiely, Danny O Riordan, Stephen Crowley, Michael Murphy, Paul Dawson, Brian Murphy, Tadhg Collins, Eamon O Keeffe
Subs: Shane Dineen (70th min), Andrew Roche