21 August 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Currin 2-11

Cremartin 0-14



THE introduction of super sub Jack McCarron at half time and the dismissal of Cremartin midfielder Mark Magee midway through the second half were key elements that directly affected the outcome of this tough, hard-hitting intermediate football championship tie that was played in greasy conditions in Scotstown on Sunday evening last.

McCarron was sprung from the bench to devastating effect for the second half during which he registered 2-4, three of those points coming from play and that helped propel Currin to victory against a Cremartin side who were forced to play the final quarter with 14 players following the red card dismissal of Mark Magee with 15 minutes of normal time remaining.

At the time of Magee’s dismissal Cremartin held a slender one-point advantage but following his dismissal they struggled to maintain a foothold in vital areas and with Dick Clerkin orchestrating in midfield for Currin the supply in to McCarron was used to devastating effect as he went on to register a further 1-3 in the final quarter, his second goal two minutes into stoppage time clinching victory as Cremartin who battled back gamely had brought it back to a single point in the final minute of normal time.

Cremartin held a one point lead at half-time with Currin taking the lead for the first time with just eight minutes of normal time remaining and they had to battle to the very end to secure the win.

Cremartin put in the livelier start and by the eighth minute they were four points up thanks to Patrick McNally from a ‘45, Barry Carragher with an excellent effort from out on the wing, McNally then from a free and Fergal Mulligan coming through for a good point in the eighth minute.

Dick Clerkin opened Currin’s account in the 10th minute with Stephen Smith then converting a free after he himself was fouled two minutes later and then Niall McEntee reducing the deficit to the minimum in the 14th minute as they began to get a foothold.

Shane Burke edged Cremartin two in front in the 15th minute, Niall Flanagan with a pinpoint pass with Eoin Morrow then responding for Currin on a counter attack and following an exchange of…


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