• Jul 14,2021

Muskerry 3-22, Duhallow 0-9

Duhallow bowed out of the 2021 Co. SHC (Divisional/Colleges section) following a defeat to Muskerry in the Banteer staging. An understrength side couldn’t be faulted for effort, battling gamely but failing to match the sharpness and pace of their opponents.

Muskerry had set out their stall early, corner forward Mark Lucey netting. And the Donoughmore player followed up to point as did fellow clubman Colm O’Callaghan.

Duhallow opened their account courtesy of a long range pointed free by former county player Mark Ellis. Still Muskerry  looked more composed and forged  a 1-7 to 0-1 grip at the water break.

Duhallow improved, Ellis leading by example yet a spate of wide undid encouraging play with nine wides recorded. Still, points from Kevin Tarrant, Ellis and Michael O’Callaghan boosted Duhallow to trail 1-10 to 0-5 at the break.

Again, Muskerry took up the running on the resumption for Eoin Maher to net. Though Duhallow answered with Stephen O’Reilly and Michael Vaughan points, Muskerry remained in the ascendency, Cian O’Driscoll adding a third goal to book a meeting against Seandun next week.

MUSKERRY: D Desmond (Éire Óg); F Denny (Ballincollig),  L Ryan (Inniscarra); S Healy (Donoughmore); C Cotter (Kilmichael) 0-2, A O’Shea (Ballinora); A Murphy (Cloughdubh); S Kingston (Ballinora); E Maher (Dripsey) 1-1; D Holmes (Ballinora) 0-2,  M Verling (Cloughdubh) 0-3, K Murphy (Ballinora)  0-3; C O’Callaghan (Donoughmore) 0-6 (0-4f), M O’Riordan (Dripsey) 0-1, M Lucey (Donoughmore) 1-3.

Subs: S Bourke (Grenagh) 0-1 for M O’Riordan, C O’Driscoll(Ballincollig) 1-0 for M Lucey, W Aherne (Cloughdubh) for S Healy, J Twomey (Donoughmore)  for  C Cotter, B Cotter (Kilmichael) for F Denny.

DUHALLOW: K Roche (Banteer); B O’Connor (Millstreet), A Ryan (Newmarket), C Murphy (Castlemagner); C Buttimer (Kilbrin), M Ellis (Millstreet) 0-3, 0-2f, 0-1’65),  C King (Kilbrin); A Coughlan (Banteer), G Lenihan (Kilbrin); M O’Callaghan (Freemount) 0-1, M Vaughan (Millstreet) 0-1, T Sheehan (Millstreet); N Flahive (Millstreet), K Tarrant (Banteer) 0-1, S O’Reilly (Kilbrin) 0-3f.

Subs:  T Walsh (Millstreet) for M O’Callaghan, T Healy (Millstreet) for A Coughlan, T Murphy (Castlemagner) for C Murphy, D Murphy (Castlemagner) for S O’Reilly.

Referee: N O'Neill (Midleton).