St. Michaels 0-13 V 0-04 Four Masters.
Thomas Mc Gowan and Michael Langan exchanged early points, both from frees as St.Michaels started with the wind at their backs. In the 11th minute, the home side created the game’s first goal chance when Martin McElhinney pounced on a poor kick-out and set up Andrew Kelly but his shot from 12 yards flew over the crossbar.
Kelly converted a free in the 14th minute to give his team a two-point lead but McGowan replied with a free in the 18th minute to leave just one, however, a minute later Michael Langan kicked a super long range point to make it a two-point game yet again, 0-04 to 0-02.
It was another ten minutes before we had another score, Colin Mc Fadden’s effort from 35 yards was a beauty , two minutes later Odhran Mc Fadden knocked over a fine point and then full-back Stephen Doak made it a five-point game at the break with another super point from 30 yards out under pressure to leave it 0-07 to 0-02 at the break.
Four Masters needed early second-half scores with the wind now at their backs but the home team dominated the ball before Kevin Mc Brearty scored a super point from near the touchline after a move which started when Barry Monaghan made a Brillant block to deny Oisín Langan at the other end. Charlie Collins reports from The Bridge.
The home team responded and Andrew Kelly kicked three points in a row for them, the second a goal chance after Christy Toye had set him up and very quickly it was 0-10 to 0-03.
Daniel McLaughlin and Kelly again made it 0-12 to 0-03 and St.Michaels in cruise control. McGowan and Christy Toye exchanged points at either end as the home side ran out easy winners at 0-13 to 0-04 and a place in the quarter finals beckons.
ST. MICHAELS : Mark Anthony McGinley , Jamie Hunter , Stephen Doak ( 0-01 ), Michael Gallagher , Michael McGinley , Ciaran Gallagher , Oisín Langan , Christy Toye ( 0-01 ), Michael Langan ( 0-02 1f ), Daniel McLaughlin ( 0-01 ), Martin Mc Elhinney , Colin Mc Fadden ( 0-01 ), Hugh O Donnell , Andrew Kelly ( 0-06 ), Odhran McFadden ( 0-01 ). SUBS ; Liam Paul Ferry for Odhran Mc Fadden ( 45 mins ).
FOUR MASTERS: Martin Cassidy, Emmet Doogan, Daire Quinn, Barry Dunnion, John Boyle, Leo Mc Hugh, Cathal Canavan, Aaron Mc Crea, Dylan Kennedy, Ciaran Monaghan, Thomas Mc Gowan ( 0-03f), Karl Lacey, Barry Monaghan, Michael Doherty, Kevin Mc Brearty ( 0-01 ). SUBS; Sean Meehan for Canavan ( 45mins), Patrick Reid for Doogan ( 45mins).
REFEREE ; Connie Doherty ( Naomh Conaill)