Seven-goal Réalt romp to runaway win
Realt Na Mara 7-12, Davidstown-COurtnacuddy 0-5: Réalt na Mara were the dominant force as they went on a seven-goal spree to hand Davidstown-Courtnacuddy their second successive heavy defeat in this totally one-sided Joyces Expert Intermediate 'A' football championship Group A game at Monageer on Saturday, writes Brendan Furlong.
Having stormed into an 0-8 to 0-1 lead by the 25th minute when playing into the strong breeze, the eventual winners struck for a flurry of goals approaching the break through Jack Hobbs, Tom Sinnott, Stephen Redmond and Dylan Sweeney to lead by 4-9 to 0-2 at the interval.
The winners made a number of substitutions but it did not have any adverse impact on their control as they added further goals through Eddie Doyle, Seán O'Brien and Colm O'Loughlin to gain a second morale-boosting win for the side.
Réalt na Mara: Billy Conroy; Fergus Lacey, Eddie Redmond, Aidan Murphy; Colm Cosgrave, Colm Kennelly, Tom Sinnott (1-0); Darren Morris, Stephen Redmond (1-0); Jimmy Murphy (0-1), Cormac Moore (0-2), Seán O'Brien (1-1); Dylan Sweeney (1-1), Pat Naughter (1-4, 0-2 frees), Jack Hobbs (1-2). Subs. - Eddie Doyle (0-1) for Sweeney, Eoin Corcoran for Naughter, Colm O'Loughlin (1-0) for Hobbs.
Davidstown-Courtnacuddy: Seán Howlin; Kevin Keane, Ger Martin, Daniel Delaney; Stephen Kennedy, Mick Murphy, Eoin Keane; David Dunne (0-3), Walter Furlong (0-1); Andrew Furlong, Stephen Sheridan, Dylan Martin; Brian Windsor, Stephen Dunbar (0-1), Peter Furlong.
Referee: Paul Browne (Clonee).