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Junior Footballers adv ance to Semi - Final 2015-09-24 13:40:00

Junior C Football Championship v Aghinagh 18/9/2015
Ballincollig travelled to Coachford on for this 1st round match. It was a good evening for football and Collig took the game to Aghinagh from the start. With good passing moves, we scored early points from Gavin O’Callaghan, Brian O’Connor and Darren Murphy.
On 10 mins, Shane Hogan got on the end of a super long pass from Diarmuid Nolan and cooly finished to the net. When Padraig O’Donovan won possession and set up an attack leading to a Gavin point, we were ahead 1-5 0-1.
Aghinagh scored a goal before a strong run from Colm Bohane lead to a point for Darren. Aghinagh showed they had some useful players by getting 3 points in a row. James O’Leary fielded a kick out and released Darren to feed Gavin for a point which closed out the first half scoring.
Half time Ballincollig 1-8 Aghinagh 1-4.
Aghinagh opened with a point before an Oliver Ryan run from defence resulted in a point from Shane Hogan. Two goals from Aghinagh in 3 mins put them in front and Collig faced a battle. All credit to our players as they responded with a higher work rate all over the pitch. Strong running from defence was a feature of our play especially from Colm, James, Diarmuid and Shane.
Eoin Byrne played in Darren for a point before Brian O’Connor was fouled after a determined run. A quick free set up Diarmuid for a point and we were level on 42 mins. Aghinagh went ahead with a point that proved to be their final score as Collig gradually got on top again. Darren Murphy was on fire during the closing stages and was ably supported by his colleagues. Points started to flow as a result of dominance across our half back line and midfield.
Our strong defence was highlighted by a superb diving block by Shane O’Neill as Aghinagh searched for another goal. In the 61st minute, the icing on the cake came when Eoin O’Neill caught another accurate John Stevenson kick out before feeding James O’Leary. James found Darren who scored a goal that his play deserved.
Final Score Ballincollig 2-19 Aghinagh 3-6.
Overall it was a good team performance where we showed spirit to recover from setbacks and stay on the front foot. Manager Kevin Bohane felt the blend of youth and experience worked well as we look forward to the championship semi-final v Naomh Abán on Saturday 26th Sept at 5pm in Annahala, Kilmichael.

Line Up: John Stevenson; Colm Bohane, Shane O’Neill; Eoin O’Neill, Oliver Ryan, Padraig O’Donovan; James O’Leary (0-1), Shane Hogan (1-1); Diarmuid Nolan (0-1), Brian O’Connor (0-1), Darren Murphy (1-9, 1f); Gavin O’Callaghan (0-6, 1f), Eoin Byrne.
Subs Used: Eoghan O’Callaghan, Brian O’Riordan, Fergal Considine. Subs Not Used: Michael O’Donovan, Cain O’Flynn, Patrick Lucey, Kevin Bohane.

Fixture: Junior C Football Championship Semi Final v Naomh Abán. Sat 26th Sept at 5pm in Annahala, Kilmichael.

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