Wolfe Tones advance in game of missed chances

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*Chris Dunning. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography

Wolfe Tones kept their intermediate football championsnhip hopes alive with a two point win over Éire Óg in a game played at Cusack Park this Thursday evening.

Wolfe Tones 2-3
Éire Óg 1-4
Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis

Heavy rainfall throughout the day resulted in the fixture being moved from a waterlogged Clooney pitch.

It was a game of missed chances, Éire Óg will rue a lot of missed opportunities and Wolfe Tones will be the first to admit that they will have to show a big improvement if they are to entertain hopes of overcoming Corofin on Sunday evening when the teams will do battle at Éire Óg for the last semi-final spot.

All of the goals came in the opening half with Ross O’Connor and Cian O’Rourke finding the net for the winners while Kevin Moloney was the Ennis side’s goalscorer.

It was 2-2 to 1-2 at the interval but Éire Óg could and should have been closer.

It was a similar story in the second half when the winners managed just one score. Éire Óg were unlucky to see a number of efforts rebound off the upright while the Shannon man also managed to clear one Ennis attack off the goal line when a goal looked certain.

Éire Óg manager Billy Woods accurately summed up the tie when he said “they took their chances and we didn’t take ours”.

Wolfe Tones:
1: Shane Russell

4: Shane Nihill
9: Jayme O’Sullivan
18: Barry Murphy

20: Sean Costello
7: Aaron Brennan
2: Jason McAuley

34: Stephen Tuohy
8: Ross O’Connor

35: Stephen Donnellan
31: Dean Devanney
10: Conor Casey

25: Daniel Gallery
11: Cian O’Rourke
12: Chris Duning;

5: Dan Riordan for Murphy(inj)
6: Conor Carigg for Costello(inj)
Kevin Cahill for Gallery
Gary Leahy for Casey
Darragh Lohan for Donnellan;

Éire Óg:
16: Eoin Slattery

2: Mark Collins
4: Rory Brennan
6: Gearoid Collins

7: Cathal Lynch
9: Ultan Shields
5: Gavin D’Auria

19: Michael O’Regan,
8: Sean Corry

15: Jamie Roche
10: Kevin Brennan
12: Manus Doherty

23: Kevin Moloney
14: Alan O’Neill
21: Dean D’Auria

18: Cillian O’Donoghue for O’Neill
24: Jack Joyce for Moloney
25: Brian O’Connor for O’Regan (inj)

Referee: Jim Hickey (Cratloe)

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