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A gr eight win for Dunmanway Town to win Michael Cronin Cup

September 4th, 2015 9:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Keith Jagoe, captain of Drinagh Rangers, Patrick Hurley, referee, and Jerry McCarthy captain of Dunmanway Town prior to Thursday night's Michael Cronin Cup in Lyre.

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Dunmanway Town 8

Drinagh Rangers 2

GER McCARTHY REPORTS

THE traditional West Cork League season-opener produced ten goals in Lyre last night with Dunmanway Town thrashing local rivals Drinagh Rangers to claim the Michael Cronin Cup.

MyGaff.ie Cup holders Dunmanway Town completely overwhelmed reigning Premier League champions Drinagh to lift the first piece of West Cork League silverware of the new campaign.

The Mohona club were in electrifying form, scoring four goals in either half and overpowering a Rangers side that struggled to match their opponents’ intensity and hunger.

Poor defending was at the hub of Drinagh’s surprisingly low-par performance but take nothing away from a Dunmanway Town side that showed – when they have their strongest side out on the pitch – they are a match for any team in the West Cork region.

Even though they failed to get on the scoreboard, Mark Quinn set-up over half of Dunmanway’s goals and his intelligent movement caused Rangers’ defence endless problems throughout the evening.

Patrick McCarthy marked his transfer from Togher Celtic with a brace of goals with Jerry McCarthy also weighing in with two superb efforts.

Town’s remaining strikes came courtesy of Barry O’Donovan, Eoin Lavers, Keith Sheehan and Cathal O’Donovan to complete an 8-2 victory.

Barry O’Driscoll (H) netted a brace of goals in reply but it wasn’t enough to prevent a strong Drinagh Rangers line-up from suffering one of their biggest defeats in recent seasons.

Bottom line, if the upcoming West Cork League Premier Division is half as exciting as Thursday night’s Michael Cronin Cup clash then we are in for an intriguing campaign.

Drinagh Rangers: James Hurley, JJ Hurley, JJ Collins, Derek Crowley, Barry O’Driscoll (T), Jamie Walsh, Gearoid White, Brian Hurley, Gavin Beamish, Shane Connolly, Rob Oldham, Barry O’Driscoll (H), Don O’Driscoll, Keith Jagoe.

Dunmanway Town: Tom Murphy, Declan O’Dwyer, Ray Jennings, Barry O’Neill, Barry O’Donovan, Eoin Lavers, Patrick McCarthy, Mark Quinn, Sean Daly, Jerry McCarthy, Cathal O’Donovan, Tim Healy, Keith Sheehan, Denis Healy, Aidan O’Donovan.

Referee: Patrick Hurley.

Dunmanway Town 8

Drinagh Rangers 2

GER McCARTHY REPORTS

THE traditional West Cork League season-opener produced ten goals in Lyre last night with Dunmanway Town thrashing local rivals Drinagh Rangers to claim the Michael Cronin Cup.

MyGaff.ie Cup holders Dunmanway Town completely overwhelmed reigning Premier League champions Drinagh to lift the first piece of West Cork League silverware of the new campaign.

The Mohona club were in electrifying form, scoring four goals in either half and overpowering a Rangers side that struggled to match their opponents’ intensity and hunger.

Poor defending was at the hub of Drinagh’s surprisingly low-par performance but take nothing away from a Dunmanway Town side that showed – when they have their strongest side out on the pitch – they are a match for any team in the West Cork region.

Even though they failed to get on the scoreboard, Mark Quinn set-up over half of Dunmanway’s goals and his intelligent movement caused Rangers’ defence endless problems throughout the evening.

Patrick McCarthy marked his transfer from Togher Celtic with a brace of goals with Jerry McCarthy also weighing in with two superb efforts.

Town’s remaining strikes came courtesy of Barry O’Donovan, Eoin Lavers, Keith Sheehan and Cathal O’Donovan to complete an 8-2 victory.

Barry O’Driscoll (H) netted a brace of goals in reply but it wasn’t enough to prevent a strong Drinagh Rangers line-up from suffering one of their biggest defeats in recent seasons.

Bottom line, if the upcoming West Cork League Premier Division is half as exciting as Thursday night’s Michael Cronin Cup clash then we are in for an intriguing campaign.

Drinagh Rangers: James Hurley, JJ Hurley, JJ Collins, Derek Crowley, Barry O’Driscoll (T), Jamie Walsh, Gearoid White, Brian Hurley, Gavin Beamish, Shane Connolly, Rob Oldham, Barry O’Driscoll (H), Don O’Driscoll, Keith Jagoe.

Dunmanway Town: Tom Murphy, Declan O’Dwyer, Ray Jennings, Barry O’Neill, Barry O’Donovan, Eoin Lavers, Patrick McCarthy, Mark Quinn, Sean Daly, Jerry McCarthy, Cathal O’Donovan, Tim Healy, Keith Sheehan, Denis Healy, Aidan O’Donovan.

Referee: Patrick Hurley.

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