Intermediate Quarter Final

Astoria power into semi finals
Astoria Gaels 1-12 Brooklyn Long Island 0-08

Astoria had too many weapons for Brooklyn/Long Island although they did make hard work of the win for long periods. The side was leading by the minimum at the break before they pulled away in the second half to take the victory. They had three of the first four points to open the game with Sean Munnelly and Shane Sweeney prominent in that period. Good play from the back by Alan Foley and Gary Cornyn was also keeping BLI chances to the =minimum. The combination side did have ten minutes in the first half when they came into the contest using points from midfielders Kevin Connolly and Pat McKeon as a springboard. Astoria was able to sneak in at 0-06 to 0-05 ahead however. Three points in the first ten minutes of the second half extended the Astoria lead. Pa Ryan made a good save for his side when he stopped a pat McKeon shot but the side did get two of the next three scores. With Kevin Connolly and Kevin Niblock the scorers. Astoria finished the game with a flourish however as they finally put away their opponents. Points from Shane Sweeney, Sean Munnelly and a brilliant goal from Conor Daly at the end of a five player move gave them the convincing win.

Astoria:  1 Pa Ryan,2  Alan Foley,3  Peadar Stack,4  Niall McGuinness,5  Fergal Murphy,6  Joe Scully, 7 Gary Cornyn,(0-01) 8 Sean Kelly 9  Sean McQueeney,(0-01) 10 Mike Coyle 11  Shane Sweeney (0-04)12 Sam Yore 13 Sean Munnelly (0-04) 14  Derek McKenna 15  Conor Daly (1-02) Subs Eoghan Kyne, Damien Ward, Nester Allen

Brooklyn/Long Island 1 Brian McGonigle 2 Mike McKeown 3 Enda Lally 4 Donal McKeown 5 Bob McGee 6 Bonnie Duffy 7 Pat Lonergan 8 Kevin Connolly (0-02)9 Pat McKeon (0-01)10 Darragh O’Grady 11 Richie O’Connor 12 John McGrory 13 Conor Moore (0-03)14 Kevin Niblock (0-01)15 Gary Moore (0-01)

Referee:  Tommy Fahey

Man of the Match: Sean Munnelly (Astoria Gaels)

Intermediate Quarter Final

Dubs do just enough
Dublin 4-11 Kerry 4-10

In a trilling encounter, Dublin prevailed over a determined Kerry side that spent forty minutes playing a man down. Dublin had a wonderful start to the contest when they added a goal to their early point, after seven minutes to cancel out a point from Kerry. They were to use goals over the hour again and again to stay in front. The sides were e3venly matched for the last nineteen minutes of the first half with Dublin sitting on a 2-03 to 0-06 lead with a minute left. This was after Eoghan O’Mahoney was sent to the line for a kick on a Dublin player 22 minutes in. In the final minute Conor Hunter was pulled down for a penalty and Declan Reilly stroked the ball to the net. They had three of the first four scores of the second half with again a goal in the mix. Conor Hunter flicked to the net after a long ball fell his way.

With eight minutes gone it was 4-05 to 0-07. Kerry started resurgence and it came on the back of Ciaran Lyng. He blasted to the net after a long solo run. Sean Purcell added two points then Justin O’Halloran found the net. Declan Reilly had a tremendous running point but then Sean Purcell jigged his way down the right wing for an outstanding goal. The sides were level. Purcell pushed them ahead for the first time in the game but Dublin replied in the best way possible. With midfielders Declan Reilly and Kevin Dwyer leading the way, they had the next five points to lead by four with time winding down. Kerry did have one last hurrah, a brilliant bullet of a goal from Lyng but time ran out and Dublin was in the semi final against Armagh in two weeks time.

Dublin 1 Ray Hennessy 2 Mike Furlong 3 Barry McKiernan 4 Sean McGrath 5 Collie Madden 6 Dominique McDonnell 7 Brian Curtain 8 Declan Reilly (1-03) 9 Kevin Dwyer (0-02)10 Phil Daly (1-01)11 Shane Carty (0-03)12 Conor Hunter (1-00)13 Alan Reilly (1-01) 14 Cathel Loughnane 15 Nick McKiernan Subs Eoghan Loughnane (0-01)

Kerry 1 Finbarr Flood 2 Donal Walsh 3 Shane Coffey 4 Eoghan O’Mahoney 5 Justin O’Halloran (1-01)6 Steve Grealis 7 Tom Quaid 8 Jason Kelly 9 Darren Courtney 10 Daniel Kennelly (0-01)11 Ciaran Lyng (2-04)12 Donie Broderick 13 Shane Langan 14 Brian Newman 15 Sean Purcell (1-04)

Referee Lawrence McGrath

Man of the Match Ciaran Lyng

Junior Quarter Final

Second half scoring Burst for Rays
St Raymond’s 3-11 St Barnabas 1-08

St Raymond’s used a scoring burst in the second half to clinch a spot in the junior semi final where they will meet Monaghan next week. With the full forward combo of Donnie Broderick and CJ Doherty in brilliant form they were able withstand an early bombardment from they Bronx rivals before pulling away in the second half. They held a one [point lead at the break 1-05 to 0-07 after a 1-03 to 0-02 opening.

The goal came from Danny Murphy after a full field move set him up in front of goal. Michael Cody slipped him the last pass before the nifty forward slotted home. St Barnabas had a perfect start the second half when they had a Brian Dennehy goal. It came after a long free was knocked into his path by Kevin Hannon. It was to be one of only two scores for the side in the second half however as St Raymond’s went on the rampage. Rays scored 2-06 over the final 29 minutes against a Deon Norney point with Donie Broderick and sub Thomas Enright getting the majors in a dominating half of football. Broderick was lively throughout the hour showing constantly in a man of the match performance.

St. Barnabas: 1 Brian McGovern 2  James Hannon, 3 Pat Flynn 4 Brendan Murphy, 5 Mike McVann, 6 Tom Brady  7 Shane Hogan, 8 Conor Hogan (0-04)9 Adrian Clarke  10 Dion Neorny (0-03)11 Brian Dennehy (1-00) 12 Douglas Brady, 13 Sean Corbin 14 Joe Hallinan 15 Kieran Moyles Sub Kevin Hannon (0-01)

St Raymond’s 1 Ryan Sullivan 2 Tom Huvane 3 Phil Wickham 4 Denis Kilkenny 5 Ciaran Slattery 6 James Huvane (0-02) 7 Kevin Valcera 8 Stevie Gomez 10 Shea Furlong (0-01)11 Mike Cody 12 Danny Murphy (1-00)13 Conor Bowden 14 CJ Doherty (0-04)15 Donie Broderick  (1-04) Subs Thomas Enright (1-00) Darren Reilly (0-01)

Man of the Match Donie Broderick (St Raymond’s)

Referee Conor Healy.

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