Cratloe ease into quarter-finals

Cratloe ease into quarter-finals


Cratloe's John Galvin
Cratloe’s John Galvin

County Champions Cratloe kept their three-in-a-row aspirations alive when they brushed aside the challenge of St Senan’s Kilkee.

Cratloe 0-20
St Senan’s Kilkee 1-05
Venue: Lissycasey

It was all too easy for Cratloe as they had twelve points to spare over a disappointing Kilkee in Round Three of the Clare Senior Football Championship.

Early points from Cathal McInerney, Liam Markham and Jamie Joyce gave Cratloe a three point advantage. Gearoid Lynch made the most of Kilkee’s first attack raising a white flag on the fourth minute.

Further scores from McInerney, Conor McGrath and Sean Collins pushed the South Clare club ahead at the break while some frees kept the Saints in contention with the half-time score reading 0-08 0-05.

Kilkee would only register a single score in the second half, that being a penalty from former Clare Senior Michael O’Shea who sent Jamie Joyce the wrong way with fifty eight minutes played.

The reigning Champions exerted their dominance in the second half with scores from Stephen McHugh, Sean Collins, Liam Markham, Jamie Joyce, Cathal McInerney, John Galvin and Enda Boyce.

Colm Collins’ side will find out who their quarter-final opponents in Monday’s evening draw at Clareabbey while the wait goes on for St Senan’s Kilkee who last reached the quarter-finals in 2011.

Cratloe: Jamie Joyce; Sean Chaplin, Barry Duggan, David Ryan, Enda Boyce, Michael Hawes, Liam Markham; Cillian Duggan, Fergal Lynch; John Galvin, Sean Collins, Conor Ryan; Stephen McHugh, Cathal McInerney, Conor McGrath. Subs: David Collins for McHugh (50), Sean Hynan for B Duggan (55), Conor Cooney for C Duggan (57), Shane O’Leary for C Ryan (57).

St Senan’s Kilkee: Kevin Harte; Ronan Browne, Darren Owens, Gavin Melican; Ross Garvey, Thomas Galvin, Kevin Larkin; Darragh Kelly, Brian Clancy; Barry Harte, Michael O’Shea, Gearoid Lynch, Evan Garvey, Diarmuid Keane, Christy Kirwan.

Referee: Pat Cosgrave (Corofin)