Cooley Leapfrog St Brides in Table
COOLEY LEAPFROG ST. BRIDES IN TABLE.
Cooley edged this close encounter at Pairc an Chuinnigh on Friday night to leapfrog St. Brides in the Division 1 League table.
The first half was a close affair with the visitors going in at the break two points to the good with the scoreboard reading 0-05 to 0-07.
After the restart Kickhams edged ahead to leave three between the sides on forty six minutes and seemed to be well in control.
However against the run of play Aaron Devin volleyed to the net after a ‘Garryowen’ was fumbled by the Cooley custodian.
However two quick fire minors within sixty seconds steadied the ship for the peninsula men. A further brace from Michael Rafferty left four between the sides.
A late brace from Aaron Hoey reduced the deficit to two points with full time fast approaching.
Into added time Rafferty slotted over a freekick to leave ‘The Reds’ needing a goal to snatch a draw.
However as hard as they tried time ran out for the homeside.
St. Brides Team: Conaill Devin (0-1); Ronan Bailey, Cillian Kirk, Padraig Mackin; Stephen Kettle, Andrew Smyth, Mark Hoey (0-1); Patrick Reilly (0-1), Gareth Hall; Aaron Devin (1-0), Michael Keane, James Costelloe; Aaron Hoey (0-4), Cathal Mc Kenna (0-1), Ciaran Deane (0-1)
Subs: Conor Deane for A. Smyth, Richard Halpenny for Conor Deane, Sean Brennan for A. Devin, Liam Molloy for C. C Kenna.
Cooley Kickhams Team: Sean Hayes; Patrick Hanlon, Dean Mc Greehan, Conor Mc Guinness; Eoin Mc Daid, Alan Page, Gerry Malone; Richard Brennan (0-1), Keith White; Emmet Rogan (0-3); Peter Thornton, Michael Rafferty (0-3); Conor Kenny (0-1), Brian White(0-4), Ciaran Sheelan (0-3).
Subs: Jake Mc Shane, Aoghain Mc Guinness.