O’Toole on fire in EECC vital win

NAAS was the venue for this SHC (losers group) second round clash on Thursday evening which was a vital game for both sides, Clane having lost their opening group game to Celbridge while Eire Og Corrachoill drew with Leixlip.

NAAS was the venue for this SHC (losers group) second round clash on Thursday evening which was a vital game for both sides, Clane having lost their opening group game to Celbridge while Eire Og Corrachoill drew with Leixlip.

Clane dominated the early stages, opening up a three point lead but were hauled back by the break which saw the Caragh men leading by a point (0-7 to 0-6), some what flattering it has to be said, despite only recording a single point from two penalties.

The winners kept their noses narrowly in front until Declan O’Toole, who had a personal tally of 1-10 on the night, saw his 60m free go all the way to the Clane net to copper fasten the victory.

Final score Eire Og Corrachoill 1-15 Clane 0-12.

Scorers for Éire Óg Corrachoill, Declan O’Toole 1-10 (7 frees, 65), Paul Kennedy 0-2, Paul Dermody 0-1 (penalty), Pauric Ryan 0-1, Shane Cooke 0-1.

Scorers for Clane, David Harney 0-7 (6 frees); Ryan McGrath 0-2, Gavin Tynan 0-1, Pat Nolan 0-1, Davaid cafferty 0-1.

Éire Óg Corrachoill: Paul Dermody; Gary Johnson, Brian Fitzpatrick, Kieran Moran; Declan Curran, Pauric Ryan, Kevin Connor; Mark Kelly, JP Crotty; Richie Whelan, Adrian Moran, Paul Kennedy; Evan Dempsey, Joe Dempsey, Declan O’Toole. Subs: Shane Cooke for Adrian Moran (23 minute); Alan Dunney for Evan Dempsey (53 minute); Liam Power for Paul Kennedy (62 minute).

Clane: Paddy McKenna; Niall Doolan, Ciaran Brady, David Flaherty; Sean Christianson, David Harney, Gavin Tynan; James McNeill, Ryan McGrath; Pat Nolan, Lorcan Harney, Hugh Giffney; Mattie Dowd, David Cafferty, Shane Ryan. Subs: Eoin Naughton for Shane Ryan 37 minute).

Full report in Tuesday’s Leinster Leader.