Clyda v Fermoy JAFC 16th May 2014-05-19 10:20:00

The Clyda Junior football team enjoyed a hard fought team over Fermoy in the Fermoy Credit Union Junior A Championship on Friday 16th May.

Hoping to build on their win in the JB2 championship in 2013 they approached the game in a positive frame of mind.  Fermoy opened the scoring with a point but Declan Roche responded with an early score from play.  Fermoy then claimed an early goal and enjoyed the advantage for most of the most of the opening half.  But this Clyda team stuck to the task and kept in touch all the way.  Chris O’Connell, Sean Ronayne and Kyle Crowley were providing with a decent platform at midfield and  with Roy Willis raiding from centre-back Clyda were playing the game very much on the front foot.   At the break Clyda trailed their opponents by just a goal.

Clyda had the deficient down to just a single point when Fermoy struck for an early second half goal.  But this Clyda team is made of the right stuff and they soon had the minimum between the teams again.   Pa Forde was running himself to a standstill at wing back and Colin Ronayne and Declan Roche were proving a handful up front.  The game was entering its final minutes when Colin Ronayne struck for the goal that brought the teams level.

But Fermoy were proving worthy favourites and they took the lead again.  Time was running out when a  Kyle Crowley point brought the teams level once again.  From the kick-out Chris O’Connell made a great fetch and he off loaded to Crowley who took the ball deep into Fermoy territory.  Crowley slipped a pass inside to Tadhg O’Connor who in turn found Roy Willis in support.  It was fitting that Roy had his 6th point of the night and for the first time Clyda were in front.  There was time for one last attack from Fermoy but Clyda held firm and on the final whistle they were one point to the good on score line of 1-16 to 3-09.  So it’s onto the next round and the dream is still alive.

The team lined out as follows:

Conor O’Donoghue, Cathal Greene, Ron Walsh, Pa Forde, Tadhg O’Callaghan, Roy Willis, William Cronin, Chris O’Connell, Sean Ronayne, Colin Ronayne, Donal O’Mullane, Ronan Flanagan, Kyle Crowley, Declan Roche, Michael Lenehan

Subs used: Diarmuid Ronayne, Donal Stack, Mike Forde, Tadhg O’Connor

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