CAPPAMORE fell short in their bid to become Munster Club JFC champions in Mallow on Sunday when they were beaten 0-20 to 2-8 by Kerry champions Kenmare Shamrocks.
Kenmare started as the hottest of favourites but were made fight all the way by a spirited Cappamore side. Kenmare raced into a 0-7 to 0-0 lead but Cappamore fought back and a John Ryan goal saw them just five down at the break, 0-14 to 1-6.
The outstanding Paul O’Connor kept Kenmare in front in the second half but a brilliant Andy Murphy goal gave Cappamore a glimmer of hope. It wasn’t to be though as the Kerry side pulled clear at the finish.
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SCORERS - Kenmare Shamrocks: Paul O’Connor 0-10 (four frees), Stephen O’Brien, DJ Brennan (one free) 0-3 each, Mark Crowley 0-2, Kevin O’Sullivan, Shane Dalton 0-1 each; Cappamore: Andy Murphy 1-4 (0-2 frees), John Ryan 1-1, Tommie O’Donoghue 0-2, Joe O’Donnell 0-1
KENMARE SHAMROCKS - Kieran Fitzgibbon; Dara Crowley, Tommy O’Sullivan, Colm O’Sullivan; Aaron O’Callaghan, Seán O’Leary, Aidan Crowley; Shane Dalton; Jimmy Wharton; Alan O’Leary, Mark Crowley, Kevin O’Sullivan; DJ Brennann, Paul O’Connor, Stephen O’Brien. Subs: Shane Duncan for Kevin O’Sullivan (55 mins), Shannon Ryan for DJ Brennan (59 mins), Rory O’Sullivan for Alan O’Leary (61 mins).
CAPPAMORE - Brian Leahy; Denis Keating, Paul Leahy, Séamus Humphreys; Brian Sheehy, Diarmuid Sheehy, Seán Sheehy; Colm Doherty, Conor Sheehan; Declan Deere, Tommie O’Donoghue, Mark Treacy; Andy Murphy, John Ryan, Jack Campbell. SUBS: Bill Creamer for Jack Campbell (23 mins), Éamonn Gleeson for Séamus Humphreys (half-time), Joe O’Donnell for Colm Doherty (40 mins), Niall Leahy for Seán Sheehy (45 mins), Eoin O’Donoghue for John Ryan (57 mins).
REFEREE - Maurice Condon (Waterford)