05/05/2012 Canovee 2-08 Aghabullogue 1-08
Aghabullogue now face the losers of Cloyne and Eire Og in the second round of the Intermediate Football Championship following their defeat to Canovee on Saturday 5th May.
The Aghabullogue men started well and recorded an impressive three points before Canovee responded, with the Aghabullogue points coming from Evan O'Sullivan(0-01) and Donal Cullinane (0-02).
Canovee responded with a quick point and a goal, which pushed them one point ahead. Evan O'Sullivan recorded another point for Aghabullogue, however again Canovee pushed ahead and scored another goal. Michael O'Sullivan put another point on the score board for Aghabullogue but Canovee finished the stronger and scored a further three points from play, which gave them a lead at half time on a score line of 2-04 to 0-05.
Canovee opened the scoring of the second half with a point from play, however Evan O'Sullivan responded with a super point for Aghabullogue. Canovee pushed ahead with another point from play
, however the Aghabullogue boys upped the ante and closed the gap between the sides with a bullet of a goal from Michael O'Sullivan and an impressive point from John Corkery.
With just a goal between sides, it was all to play for. Canovee did record another point from play, however this was quickly cancelled out with a point from a free from John Corkery. Canovee recorded the last score of the game and despite the best efforts of the Aghabullogue men, it was just not meant to be. The game ended on a scoreline of 2-08 to 1-08 in favour of Canovee.
Team: John Buckley, Donnacha Murphy, Mark O'Brien, Jerome Corkery, Stephen Dennehy, Danny Buckley, Sean O'Sullivan, Dhani Merrick, John Kelleher(C), Tim O'Leary, Niall Buckley, Evan O'Sullivan, Michael O'Sullivan, Donal Cullinane, John Corkery.
Subs: Brian Buckley for Tim O'Leary, Rob O'Keeffe for Niall Buckley, Eoghan Kennedy for Dhani Merrick.
Scorers: Michael O'Sullivan 1-01, Evan O'Sullivan 0-03, Donal Cullinane 0-02, John Corkery 0-02 (1 free).
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