*Cooraclare’s Micheál Garry. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
Cooraclare put themselves in a strong position to reach the semi-final of the Garry cup (division 2) when they defeated their neighbours Kilmihil in round 6 at Kilmihil on Tuesday evening.
Venue: St Michael’s Park, Kilmihil
The visitors enjoyed the better of the opening half exchanges and they led by five points at half time when the score was 0-8 to 0-3.
Kilmihil did well in the third quarter and managed to draw level, helped by a goal from Martin O’Leary and points from Ciaran Downes.
Cooraclare regained the initiative and with some good points from Jack Morrissey they powered on to a good win, a result which moves them above Kilmihil on the league table.
A win over Wolfe Tones in their final group game on Bank Holiday Monday will see them into the semi-final of a competition which commemorates former club stalwart, the late Michael Garry.
Cooraclare: Mark Lillis; Fergal Donnellan, Gary Donnellan, Ronan Donnellan; Tom Downes, Michael Garry, Jake Garry; Killian Burke, Ciaran O’Donoghue; James Burke, Jack Carey, Gearoid Lillis; Sean Browne, Jack Morrissey, Ciaran Ryan;
Subs; Colin McNamara for K. Burle (inj); John Lillis for Ryan; Padraic O’Donoghue for J. Burke; Kevin O’Gorman for C. McNamara; Gary Cunningham for G. Lillis
Kilmihil; Sean Scott-Cafferky; Michael Keating, Shane Downes, Fionn Febbraro; David Coughlan, John Finnucane, Conor Crowley; Stan Lineen, Gavin Downes; Jack Keating, Ciaran Downes, Niall Reidy; Shane Egan, Martin O’Leary, Michael Cotter;
Subs: Alan Normoyle for O’Leary; Colm Pender for Egan;
Referee: Jim Hickey (Cratloe)