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Limerick side lose Munster club final

Cappamore's Andy Murphy in action against Kenmare Shamrocks in the Munster Club JFC final in Mallow on Sunday

Cappamore's Andy Murphy in action against Kenmare Shamrocks in the Munster Club JFC final in Mallow on Sunday

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.

- FOR A FULL REPORT ON THIS GAME, SEE THE WEEKEND EDITION OF THE LIMERICK LEADER

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)

 

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