Aghabulloge unlucky to lose out to Gabriel Og
January 01, 2010
The opening minutes of the game saw a great save from Aghabullogue keeper Richard Byrne. This save was quickly followed by the first score of the game, which came compliments of a free from John Corkery. Gabriel Og then responded with a number of points and a goal from play. John Corkery added a further six points and Sean O'Sullivan and Ian Barry Murphy added a point each from play for Aghabullogue. The sides were very evenly matched and at half time the scoreboard read 0-09 to 1-06 - a draw.
In the second half, Gabriel Og upped the ante and scored six points before Aghabullogue got their first score of the second half, a point from a free from John Corkery. Gabriel then got a goal, which set them on a roll for the second half. The Aghabullogue boys showed great heart and determination but unfortunately were unable to hold back the Gabriel Og boys. John Corkery added a further three points from frees for Aghabullogue, but it was not to be for Aghabullogue and Gabriel Og ran out winners in the end on a scoreline of 3-17 to 0-13. Credit is due to the players and management of this team on being crowned Mid Cork football champions and for reaching the county final.
Team: Richard Byrne, Eamon Murphy, Greg Long, Ryan Dennehy, James Lynch, Pearse Fitzpatrick, Sean O'Sullivan, John Corkery(c), David Dineen, Evan O'Sullivan, Ian Barry Murphy, Tim Herlihy, Daniel Wilson.
Substitutes: Dylan Kelleher for Daniel Wilson, Oliver Lynch for Tim Herlihy, Neil McSweeney for Ian Barry Murphy.