22 July 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard


Rockcorry are safely through to the semi-final of the intermediate football championship after proving too strong and too versatile for Drumhowan in this always interesting if never spectacular game that was played in blustery and even wintry conditions in Aughnamullen on Sunday evening last.
The result is another disappointing chapter in what is proving to be a difficult season for Drumhowan who now exit the series and all their energies will now be concentrated on trying to retain intermediate status.
Rockcorry were never headed in the entire contest and laid the foundations for victory with a strong second quarter during which they built up a six points half-time lead. They had to withstand a spirited response from Drumhowan in the third quarter though and at one stage they got the margin down to three points but Rockcorry responded with two points in the 15th and 17th minutes and then consolidated for victory in what turned out to be an exercise in containment in a scoreless final 13 minutes.
Rockcorry though will be well aware of the fact that they will have to improve on their finishing as they hit 12 wides in all, 8 in the second half although the strong wind did affect some of those efforts.
Conditions were far from ideal with a difficult wind and a greasy surface but the conditions alone were not responsible for a series of errors by both sides and there also tended to be an over indulgence in short passing and at times players appearing to prefer to pass as opposed to going for a score.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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