Kerry Stroll forward
Kerry 0-17 Cavan 1-05
In the second semifinal of the New York senior championship, Kerry used a brilliant shooting display by Robbie Moran to easily account for the challenge of Cavan. Moran actually equaled Cavan’s output with eight points and the side dominated the first half allowing only an Eoghan Carew score to easily take control. Nine different scorers with the strength of the bench as each sub made a contributing impact. It was eighteen minutes before Cavan had their first point at that juncture Kerry were just getting started. Shane Clifford had a brilliant save from Eric Bradley and the forwards replied with five unanswered scores before the break with defenders Paul Kelly and John Curran both on the mark showing the team work ethic of the side. Cavan did pull a goal back from a penalty midway through the second half and had a Mike Kennedy shot crash of the post amazingly staying out. It was their last hurrah however as the winners outscored clamped down defensively and they added three further points on the board for the easy nine point win.
Cavan 1 Gavin Joyce 2 Ronan McGinley 3 Alan Carolan 4 Kieran Martin 5 Paul Lamb 6 Mike Kennedy (0-01)7 Mike Higgins 8 Paddy McCullough 9 Rory O’Connor 10 Frankie Barry (0-01)11 Eoghan Carew (0-02)12 Graham Guilfoyle 13 Ryan O’Hare 14 Eric Bradley (1-00)15 Sean Munnelly Subs Eoin Ward (0-01), Barry McGinn
Kerry 1 Shane Clifford 2 Paul Kelly (0-01)3 Darren Courtney 4 James Huvane 5 Kieran Scannell 6 Mike Nester 7 John Curran (0-02)8 Mike Fitzgerald 9 Padraig King (0-01)10 Robbie Moran (0-08)11 Thomas Lee (0-01)12 Ross Donavan (0-01)13 Dermie Foley (0-01)14 CJ Molloy (0-01)15 Paul McGill Subs Eoin Hogan, Sean Kelly (0-01), Kevin Walsh
Man of the Match Robbie Moran (Kerry)
Referee Tommy Fahey
King Clarke for Leitrim
Cork Leitrim 4-09 Cork 1-09
The difference in the first semifinal on Sunday was plain to be seen. Jamie Clarke was lethal in front of goal and his total of 3-05 over the hour was clinical. Ciaran McKeever was also on fire as the side withstood the sending off of Paddy Kelly two minutes before the interval. After an even opening start, Cork had their best period of the game when they had four unanswered points. A penalty with three minutes left in the half by Clarke after he was pulled down changed the game. After Kelly went to the line, the McKeever effect took over. He dominated the second half as Leitrim used quality ball inside to good effect. Cork were unable to build a good goal scoring chance in the second half, they worked the ball slowly allowing Leitrim to clog the back. In the Leitrim attacks the scores came. A goal in the early minutes followed two further goals inj the last quarter when they finally broke the game open. Cork did hit the net in the final moments when Jason Kelly hit the strings but it arrived in an inconsequential fashion.
Leitrim 1 Pa Ryan 2 Mike Creegan 3 Brendan Donaghy 4 Darren Walsh 5 Peter Fahey 6 Ciaran McKeever 7 Shane Maher (0-01)8 Adrian O’Connor 9 Paddy Kelly 10 John Goldrick 11 David O’Gara (1-00)12 Ray O’Connor 13 Jamie Clarke (3-05)14 Rory Woods (0-01) 15 Dan Doona (0-02) Subs Ken O’Connor,
Cork 1 Gary Lowney 2 Sean McNamee 3 Gary Hanley 4 Paddy Harrington 5 Rory Stafford 6 Eoin Dillon 7 Derek Courtney 8 Alan Raftery (0-01) 9 Jason Kelly (1-01)10 Mikey Leneghan 11 Peter Hatzer 12 Francie Cleary (0-01)13 Ronan Caffrey 14 Tom Hardwick (0-01)15 Ben Brosnan (0-05) Subs Ger McCarthy, Tadgh Foley,
Man of the Match Ciaran McKeever (Leitrim)
Referee Lawrence McGrath
Donegal’s 12 Title
Donegal 4-12 Rangers 1-12
Donegal are the 2012 Intermediate champions and move up into the senior ranks after a clinical second half display where they used three goals to completely over power a game Rangers side. There was just a goal between the sides at the break with Donegal holding a 1-07 to 0-07 advantage. The goal came in the first minute from Justin Burke. After four Rangers points in reply, Donegal had the best of the closing minutes with James Moynagh, Burke and CJ Molloy all on the score sheet.
angers did have a goal from Ronan Caffrey to level the contest with ten minutes gone in the second half. It was all Donegal in the aftermath however as they outscored their opponents 3-03 to 0-03 to put serious space between the sides. Moynagh had the bookend goals while Mickey Annett had a cracker with ten minutes left.
Donegal 1 Brian Cullinan 2 Naill McMahon 3 John Fitzgerald 4 Raymie Kane 5 PJ Flanagan 6 Conor Classen 7 Peter McNeilus 8 Alan Molloy 9 Eamonn Gunn 10 Mickey Annette 11 Sean Reilly (0-01) 12 Justin Burke (1-06)13 James Moynagh (2-03)14 CJ Molloy (0-01)15 Tommy Moran Subs Vinnie Gavin (0-01) Ciaran Slattery
Rangers 1 Mike Sheridan 2 Mal McHugh 3 Donnacha O’Dwyer 4 Alan Carr 5 Derek Courtney 6 Liam Hanley (0-01)7 Ben Logan 8 Dan Lehane (0-01)9 Brian Hanamy 10 Kevin Daly 11 Shane Horan (0-06)12 Conor Hunter 13 Ronan Caffrey (1-04)14 Steven O’Shea 15 Adrian Tusifi Subs Mike McCarthy, Ian Kennedy, Sean Monaghan Sean Twomey Pat Driscoll