Saints Alive in win
St Barnabas 4-17 Cavan 2-05
St Barnabas had too much scoring power for a rejigged Cavan side to clinch the number three slot in the junior playoffs next week. With three goals in the first half and a slew of points in the second the Lads from Woodlawn were always in control. Conor Hogan and Sean Carbin with a brace were the goal scorers but Thomas McGovern, Adrian Clarke and Brian Dennehy caused problems up the center constantly. Cavan did have a Paul Galligan bullet goal in the opening thirty and a sublime Eugene Kyne point from the sideline as their highlights but a Deon Narney goal and nine points from all sorts of angles and range gave the winners the decision with ease.
Cavan 1 Jim Gilsenan 2 Naill Spillane 3 Gary Gilsenan 4 Sean Shanahey 5 Gerry Fitzpatrick 6 Sean McGivney 7 Ronan Fitzsimmons 8 Finbarr O’Neill 9 Eugene Kyne 10 Ogie Shannon 11 Barry Dalton 12 Paul Galligan 13 Colm Shannon 14 Conor Brady 15 Michael Smith
St Barnabas 1 Joe Hallinan 2 Matt Hannon 3 James Hannon 4 Brendan Murphy 5 Mike McVann 6 Adrian Clarke 7 Shane Hogan 8 Conor Hogan 9 Thomas McGovern 10 Deon Narney 11 Brian Dennehy 12 Douglas Brady 13 Sean Carbin 14 TJ Weiner 15 Kieran Moyles
Man of the Match Thomas McGovern (St Barnabas)
Referee Tommy Fahey
Gaels clinch third slot
Astoria Gaels 4-08 Roscommon 1-04
Astoria and Roscommon faced off with playoff positioning still up in the air in the Intermediate division. It was sorted however before the ball was thrown in as the game was played as a challenge outing with a couple of guest players in the Roscommon lineout. The win puts Astoria in as the three seed and they will face Brooklyn/Long Island next Sunday in one of the quarter finals as Kerry and Dublin meet each other in the second one. The game itself started brightly for Roscommon and they had a 0-04 to 0-03 lead twenty minutes in. A goal from Derek McKenna who was very busy over the hour gave Astoria the lead after 22 minutes but it was cancelled out by James Dolan, the former Westmeath minor and senior when he crashed the ball home at the other end. It was all Astoria in the second half however and they added two goals in the first ten minutes of the half to seal the encounter. Sean Kelly raced in for the first while Shane Sweeney followed with the second a sweet stroke low to the net. After two points from play Conor Daly had the third goal of the half and fourth of the game and Astoria cruised to the end of the contest.
Astoria Gaels 1 Pa Ryan 2 Alan Foley 3 Peader Stack 4 Naill McGuinness 5 Fergal Murphy 6 Joe Scully 7 Gary Cornyn 8 Sean Kelly (1-01) 9 Sean McQueeney 10 Michael Coyle (0-01) 11 Conor Daly (1-01) 12 Damien Ward (0-01) 13 Shane Sweeney (1-01) 14 Derek McKenna (1-03) 15 Kieran Cull
Roscommon 1 Pat Kenny 2 John Beirne 3 John Walsh 4 Kieran O’Rourke 5 Eoghan Kyne 6 Lonon Maguire 7 Pat Daly 8 Thomas Walsh 9 Adrian Doherty (0-01) 10 Damien Dooley (0-02) 11 Sam Yore 12 Conor Hogan 13 Shea McGlinchey (0-01) 14 James Dolan (1-00) 15 Killian O’Neill
Man of the Match Derek McKenna (Astoria Gaels)
Referee Alan Hearty
Loud Statement by Cork
Cork 2-13 Down 0-07
In a repeat of the county final of last season, Cork made a loud statement with an emphatic win over Down on Saturday evening at Gaelic Park. They were led by a brilliant display by Brendan Quigley in the middle of the park as he dominated proceedings in both directions. His fielding and ball handling were tremendous. His fellow Laois native Paraig McMahon was clinical in front of goal and his blasts one in each half were outstanding. Cork jumped into an early three point lead and then reacted to two points from Down in superb fashion. They tacked on 1-05 before the break with the goal arriving after a throw up was awarded. The ball was won by Cork and Jason Kelly stormed forward. He slipped the ball to McMahon and the former Laois player did the rest. Both Kelly and McMahon also had points in the mix of scoring. They continued to hold Down scoreless as the second half unfolded with Denis McCarthy particularly impressive. Cork added their second goal after a Benny Reilly point. Brendan Quigley went on a long solo run and crashed through any would be tacklers before ah=gain laying of to Paraig McMahon. Ger McCullough had his third point of the game before Down finally got their third. It came after a 30 minute drought. Liam Farrell was the scorer and his side actually outscored Cork 4 to 3 the rest of the way but it was all cosmetic at that point.
Cork 1 Gary Lowney 2 Dennis McCarthy 3 Alan Raftery 4 Jonathon McDermott 5 Brian Argue 6 Rory Stafford 7 Steve Garvey (0-01) 8 Brendan Quigley 9 Sean Lordon 10 Francie Cleary 11 Gavin McIntire 12 Ger McCullough (0-04) 13 Benny Reilly (0-02) 14 Jason Kelly (0-02) 15 Paraig McMahon (2-02)
Down 1 Gary Smith 2 Brian Murray 3 John McCarthy 4 Dermot Hayes 5 Paul McCormack 6 Kevin McGourty (0-01) 7 Damien Ward 8 Robbie Moran 9 Alan O’Hara 10 Terrance Flynn 11 Liam Farrell 12 Michael Sheridan 13 Brian Annette 14 Eddie Reilly (0-02) 15 Kevin O’Rourke (0-03)
Man of the Match Brendan Quigley (Cork)