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Urhan romp to Beara junior crown

September 5th, 2015 3:02 PM

By Southern Star Team

Champions: The Urhan team that defeated Glengarriff in the Beara junior A football championship final last Saturday evening.

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Urhan 5-18

Glengarriff 0-7

GER McCARTHY REPORTS

URHAN were crowned Beara junior A football champions following a facile victory over Glengarriff in Droum, Castletownbere last Saturday evening.

A first divisional championship since 2012 was just reward for an Urhan side that took control after two minutes and refused to let up, easily brushing aside a young Glengarriff team’s challenge in front of a sizeable attendance.

Physically stronger and dominant at midfield, Urhan amassed an 11-point interval lead and never looked back. The second period was a non-event with the eventual winners restricting their opponents to two points whilst keeping the scoreboard ticking over courtesy of three additional goals.

Solid in defence, owning the centre of the pitch and with all six forwards capable of scoring when supplied with enough quality possession, this Urhan team looks capable of making an impact in the upcoming county junior A championship.

Shaun O’Sullivan raised the first white flag of the evening courtesy of a converted free but would retire shortly after following an unfortunate injury.

Glengarriff moved two points clear once Danny Galvin fired over from close range but unfortunately for last year’s runners-up it would be 20 minutes before they registered another score as Urhan assumed complete control.

Urhan took time to settle until a slick passing move saw Donal Dwyer release Martin McCarthy in on goal and he billowed the net to edge his team in front after seven minutes.

Each side wasted decent opportunities before Martin O’Neill floated over a marvellous point from wide on the right and added another a minute later to make it 1-2 to 0-2.

Concubhar Harrington converted a free and scorched another over from play with Phillip O’Shea and Martin McCarthy also getting in on the act to heap further misery on a Glengarriff team now starved of possession.

Killer blow

A rampant Urhan landed a killer blow after 21 minutes when Vinnie Lehane fed Conchubar Harrington and the centre forward made no mistake with a cracking finish to push his side into an unassailable 2-7 to 0-2 lead.

Glengarriff briefly flickered back to life with Shane Healy landing a free (his side’s first score in over 20 minutes) and substitute Sean McCarthy making space before bisecting the uprights.

Any chance of a potential comeback was killed off once Vinnie Lehane netted Urhan’s third goal on 28 minutes ahead of Shane Healy concluding a miserable opening 30 minutes for Glengarriff with the final score of the half.

Urhan weren’t content to sit on the cushion of their 3-7 to 0-5 interval lead and poured forward immediately after the resumption to rubber-stamp their victory in emphatic fashion.

Martin McCarthy, Vinnie Lehane and Concubhar Harrington (free) stretched their side’s advantage before Sean O’Sullivan netted a 35th minute goal to make it 4-10 to 0-5.

Phillip O’Shea made his mark on the final by scoring 1-2 in the space of five minutes as Glengarriff struggled to stem the incessant flow of Urhan’s attacks.

Martin O’Neill and Concubhar Harrington added additional points ahead of Shane Healy converting a free to register Glengarriff’s first score of the second period.

With the result beyond doubt, a one-sided final petered out as both teams emptied their respective substitute benches during the closing stages.

Impressively, Urhan kept pressing forward and late points from Concubhar Harrington, Martin O’Neill and Vinnie Lehane put the seal on an imposing 5-18 to 0-7 victory that bodes well for their county championship aspirations.

Next up is a county quarter-final against the Muskerry champions and Urhan have every chance of progressing if they can repeat the all-action display witnessed in Droum on Saturday evening.

Scorers

Urhan: Concubhar Harrington 1-5 (2f), Martin O’Neill 0-6, Phillip O’Shea 1-3, Martin McCarthy, Vinnie Lehane 1-2 each, Sean O’Sullivan 1-0.

Glengarriff: Shane Healy 0-4 (2f), Shaun O’Sullivan (1f), Danny Galvin, Sean McCarthy 0-1 each.

Urhan: Diarmuid O’Sullivan; Brian Healy, Aidan O’Neill, Niall Dwyer; Donal Dwyer, James Healy, David McCarthy (captain); Conor Lowney, Finbarr Dwyer; Sean O’Sullivan, Concubhar Harrington, Martin McCarthy; Vinnie Lehane, Phillip O’Shea, Martin O’Neill.

Subs used: Killian O’Shea for D Dwyer (51), Padraig Ó Ceadagáin for B Healy (51), Luke Daly for M McCarthy (56), Donal O’Neill for N Dwyer (58), David Cronin for S Healy (58).

Glengarriff: Ciarán O’Sulivan; Fergal O’Sullivan, Denis McCarthy, Cillian Collins; Gearoid O’Sullivan, Sean Galvin, Eamonn O’Sullivan; Christy O’Sullivan, James Horgan; Danny Galvin (captain), Chris Harrington, Shane Healy; Ciarán McElhinney, Eoghan McElhinney, Shaun O’Sullivan.

Subs used: Sean McCarthy for S O’Sullivan (15, inj), Rob Galvin for F O’Sullivan (15, inj), Jack Hurley for E O’Sullivan (36), Kevin O’Keefe for G O’Sullivan (55), Michael McCarthy for C Harrington (55).

Referee: John Ryan (Macroom).

Urhan 5-18

Glengarriff 0-7

GER McCARTHY REPORTS

URHAN were crowned Beara junior A football champions following a facile victory over Glengarriff in Droum, Castletownbere last Saturday evening.

A first divisional championship since 2012 was just reward for an Urhan side that took control after two minutes and refused to let up, easily brushing aside a young Glengarriff team’s challenge in front of a sizeable attendance.

Physically stronger and dominant at midfield, Urhan amassed an 11-point interval lead and never looked back. The second period was a non-event with the eventual winners restricting their opponents to two points whilst keeping the scoreboard ticking over courtesy of three additional goals.

Solid in defence, owning the centre of the pitch and with all six forwards capable of scoring when supplied with enough quality possession, this Urhan team looks capable of making an impact in the upcoming county junior A championship.

Shaun O’Sullivan raised the first white flag of the evening courtesy of a converted free but would retire shortly after following an unfortunate injury.

Glengarriff moved two points clear once Danny Galvin fired over from close range but unfortunately for last year’s runners-up it would be 20 minutes before they registered another score as Urhan assumed complete control.

Urhan took time to settle until a slick passing move saw Donal Dwyer release Martin McCarthy in on goal and he billowed the net to edge his team in front after seven minutes.

Each side wasted decent opportunities before Martin O’Neill floated over a marvellous point from wide on the right and added another a minute later to make it 1-2 to 0-2.

Concubhar Harrington converted a free and scorched another over from play with Phillip O’Shea and Martin McCarthy also getting in on the act to heap further misery on a Glengarriff team now starved of possession.

Killer blow

A rampant Urhan landed a killer blow after 21 minutes when Vinnie Lehane fed Conchubar Harrington and the centre forward made no mistake with a cracking finish to push his side into an unassailable 2-7 to 0-2 lead.

Glengarriff briefly flickered back to life with Shane Healy landing a free (his side’s first score in over 20 minutes) and substitute Sean McCarthy making space before bisecting the uprights.

Any chance of a potential comeback was killed off once Vinnie Lehane netted Urhan’s third goal on 28 minutes ahead of Shane Healy concluding a miserable opening 30 minutes for Glengarriff with the final score of the half.

Urhan weren’t content to sit on the cushion of their 3-7 to 0-5 interval lead and poured forward immediately after the resumption to rubber-stamp their victory in emphatic fashion.

Martin McCarthy, Vinnie Lehane and Concubhar Harrington (free) stretched their side’s advantage before Sean O’Sullivan netted a 35th minute goal to make it 4-10 to 0-5.

Phillip O’Shea made his mark on the final by scoring 1-2 in the space of five minutes as Glengarriff struggled to stem the incessant flow of Urhan’s attacks.

Martin O’Neill and Concubhar Harrington added additional points ahead of Shane Healy converting a free to register Glengarriff’s first score of the second period.

With the result beyond doubt, a one-sided final petered out as both teams emptied their respective substitute benches during the closing stages.

Impressively, Urhan kept pressing forward and late points from Concubhar Harrington, Martin O’Neill and Vinnie Lehane put the seal on an imposing 5-18 to 0-7 victory that bodes well for their county championship aspirations.

Next up is a county quarter-final against the Muskerry champions and Urhan have every chance of progressing if they can repeat the all-action display witnessed in Droum on Saturday evening.

Scorers

Urhan: Concubhar Harrington 1-5 (2f), Martin O’Neill 0-6, Phillip O’Shea 1-3, Martin McCarthy, Vinnie Lehane 1-2 each, Sean O’Sullivan 1-0.

Glengarriff: Shane Healy 0-4 (2f), Shaun O’Sullivan (1f), Danny Galvin, Sean McCarthy 0-1 each.

Urhan: Diarmuid O’Sullivan; Brian Healy, Aidan O’Neill, Niall Dwyer; Donal Dwyer, James Healy, David McCarthy (captain); Conor Lowney, Finbarr Dwyer; Sean O’Sullivan, Concubhar Harrington, Martin McCarthy; Vinnie Lehane, Phillip O’Shea, Martin O’Neill.

Subs used: Killian O’Shea for D Dwyer (51), Padraig Ó Ceadagáin for B Healy (51), Luke Daly for M McCarthy (56), Donal O’Neill for N Dwyer (58), David Cronin for S Healy (58).

Glengarriff: Ciarán O’Sulivan; Fergal O’Sullivan, Denis McCarthy, Cillian Collins; Gearoid O’Sullivan, Sean Galvin, Eamonn O’Sullivan; Christy O’Sullivan, James Horgan; Danny Galvin (captain), Chris Harrington, Shane Healy; Ciarán McElhinney, Eoghan McElhinney, Shaun O’Sullivan.

Subs used: Sean McCarthy for S O’Sullivan (15, inj), Rob Galvin for F O’Sullivan (15, inj), Jack Hurley for E O’Sullivan (36), Kevin O’Keefe for G O’Sullivan (55), Michael McCarthy for C Harrington (55).

Referee: John Ryan (Macroom).

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