CBS Senior Football Fall Short At The Hands of Kanturk
By Cathal Walsh TY, photo by Adam Buckley Bell TY
After an impressive first round victory over St Colmans, the CBS Mitchelstown senior footballers faced Colaiste Treasa, Kanturk in a Munster ‘B’ quarter final in Ballygiblin on Friday the 17th of December. Referee Denis Motherway, originally of Aghada, officiated the match as CBS eventually saw Colaiste Treasa pull away and claim a three point victory.
The match began in breakneck fashion with both sides looking to establish their expansive kicking game. The contest remained level with Kanturk’s marquee forwards exchanging scores with CBS forward Stephen Kenneally, Jack Ryan and Zach McCarthy. CBS then began to find their rhythm, with midfielders Cormac Keane Hyland and Conor McGrath dominating the midfield battle. Further scores were generated from corner forward Zach McCarthy acting outlet for long balls, thus creating a series of scores for runners of his shoulder. This saw CBS gain a lead of 6 points to three at the first water break. The second quarter continued in a similar light, with CBS growing their lead. Just as the half was concluding and just as it looked like CBS were beginning to pull away, Kanturk were awarded a life line as CBS conceded a penalty. The penalty being converted followed by two points in quick succession saw the gap narrowed at half time with a scoreline of 0:12 to 1:5.
The second half began, with Leon Murphy making two consecutive frees to draw out CBS’s lead. However, the momentum seemed to have shifted with Kanturk making it incredibly difficult for CBS to retain their kickouts. Kanturk then went on a run of scores thanks to a combination of excellent free taking and general play from their centre forward. CBS players began pulling with injuries all over the field but remained intense and tenacious in their tackling. Only to fall short at a final score of 1:15 to 0:15 in Kanturk’s favour.
Pádraig Ó Flynn, Daniel Harte, Caelan Breedy
Darragh O Brien, Ryan Donegan, Conor Kent 0,1
Cormac Keane Hyland 0,1, Conor McGrath
Jack Ryan, Stephen Kennelly 0, 8 6f , Pádraig Harrington
Leon Murphy 0,3 3f, Luke Keating, Zach McCarthy 0,2
Charlie English, Shane Looney and Jamie Fogarty.