posted 7 Jan 2011, 05:16 by Unknown user
updated 7 Jan 2011, 05:18 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant
NUIG 1-12 Clare 0-12
IN a senior football challenge at Tubber on Sunday, a strong first-half performance laid the foundations for a victory for the John Maughan-managed NUI Galway side.
With their competitive season set to start this week when they take on UCC in the first round of the McGrath Cup, Clare manager Micheál McDermott availed of the opportunity to give a run out to the majority of the squad.
The visitors, who are in training for the Sigerson Cup, which will be staged in Dublin at the end of February, dominated the opening half and led at the interval on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-3.
The winners’ half-back and half-forward lines were prominent, particularly in the opening half and this led to a number of their scores.
Clare re-organised their outfit for the second half and did much better but a goal for the students, 10 minutes from time, proved decisive.
Among the regulars who were unavailable for Clare on the day were Gary Brennan, David Tubridy, Rory Donnelly and Ger Quinlan, who is presently on honeymoon. David O’Brien from St Joseph’s kicked four points in the second half.
Clare: Joe Hayes; Niall White, Lawrence Healy, Dean Ryan; Graham Kelly, Gordon Kelly, John Hayes; Cathal O’Connor, Niall Browne; Diarmuid Daly, Michael Foran, Kevin Harnett; Alan Clohessy, Timmy Ryan, Shane Brennan.
Subs: Martin McMahon, David O’Connor, Barry Duggan, Ogie Murphy, Conor Ryan, David O’Brien, Enda Lyons, Keith Ryan, Darren O’Neill, Barry Hartnett and Ger Fannin.