Moorefield certainly made no mistake at the second time of asking as they handed Clane a mother and father of a hiding in the Joe Mallon Renault Motors SFC Round 1 replay in Hawkfield last night (Wednesday 14 May).
A goal inside two minutes by Niall Hurley Lynch set the pattern as the champions ran riot going into the half time break leading 4-11 to 0-4 before going on to win on a score line of Moorefield 5-16 Clane 1-7.
Teams and scorers:
Moorefield: Tom Corley; Liam Callaghan, Ger Naughton, Liam Healy; Kevin Murnaghan 0-2, Ross Glavin, Ian Lonergan; Daryl Flynn 0-1, Cian O’Connor 0-1; Niall Hurley Lynch 2-3, Ronan Sweeney cpt., 1-2, Adam Tyrrell 1-0; Eanna O’Connor 1-5 (2f), Ciarán Kelly 0-1, Eddie Heavey. Subs: Keith Duane 0-1 for Eddie Heavey (44m); Philie Wolfe for Eanna O’Connor (50m); Kevin O’Neill for Cian O’Connor (51m); James Murray for Ian Lonergan (53 m); Cian O’Connor for Roli Sweeney (55m).
Clane: Robbie Eyres; Barry Egan, Eoin Naughton, Simon Jackson; Eoghan O’Neill, Dermot Reynolds, Cian O’Donoghue; Tomás O’Connor, Bernard Deay; Paddy McKenna 0-3 (f, 45), David Lyons, Karl Martin; Robbie Dunne, Stephen Lyons, Danny Egan 0-3 (3f). Subs: Peter Conroy for Simon Jackson (20m); Cian Kilkenny 1-1 for Karl Martin (24m); Craig Gartland for Eoghan O’Neill (27m); Cathal Egan for Stephen Lyons (half time); Brian Keating for Robbie Dunne (48m); Noel Haverty for David Lyons (black card 56m).
Meanwhile in the Joe Fox IFC, Round 1, Kilcock defeated Ballyteague in their postponed game from last Sunday, 1-12 to 0-8 while in the replayed game, in the same competition, Nurney got the better of Robertstown, after extra time, on a score line of Nurney 2-13 Robertstown 1-13.
Full report of all these games, plus this weekend’s game in next week’s Leinster Leader, in the shops Tuesday.