Clare defeated Waterford by 2-11 to 0-3 in the EirGrid GAA Football Under 21 Munster Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday March 11th at Milltown Malbay.
Malone the ace in facile Clare victory
Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper
Clare enjoyed a facile victory over a very poor Waterford side in the quarter-final of the Munster U-21 football championship at Miltown Malbay last evening. The home side punished their opponents with goals in either half by midfielder and senior star Jamie Malone. Clare had the better of the opening half exchanges, going in 1-4 to 0-2 ahead at the break.
Yet, if possession had been capitalised on, they would have been much further ahead. But poor shooting from distance, plus a number of wides ensured that only five separated the sides. Waterford, for their part, couldn’t find the target until the 21st minute when full-forward Jason Gleeson shot over the bar.
At this stage, the Banner had three points on the board thanks to two frees by Keelan Sexton and an Eimhin Courtney effort. The Clare goal arrived when Jamie Malone fisted to David Whitty’s net. Courtney andWaterford’s Conor Murray exchanged points before the half-time whistle.
Waterford’s woes continued in the second-half began, conceding a goal and a point inside the opening four minutes. Full forward and man-of-the-match Keelan Sexton got onto a superb pass by Dale Masterson and slotted over the crossbar before Malone was in again for Clare’s second goal of the night. The Corofin clubman gained possession on the 45m line and waltzed through the Déise defence before unleashing a low shot to the back of the net.
That made it 2-5 to 0-2 and Clare added points by Sexton (twice), Malone, Eimihin Courtney and sub Conor Cleary before Waterford eventually registered a third, this time through midfielder Seamus Keating.
Scorers for Clare: J Malone (2-1), K Sexton (0-6) 3 f’s, E Courntey (0-2), C Cleary & P O’Malley (f) (0-1) each.
Waterford scorers: J Gleeson, C Murray & S Keating (0-1) each.
CLARE: K Normoyle (Lissycasey), C O’Mahoney (Doonbeg), J O’Dea. (Kilfenora), C Brennan Capt. (Éire Óg), D Nagle (Liscannor), C O’Brien (St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield), C O’Dea (Kilfenora), D Walsh (Éire Óg), J Malone (Corofin), L Corry (Éire Óg), P O’Malley (Éire Óg), D Masterson (St. Breckan’s), M O’Leary (Kilmihil), K Sexton (Kilmurry-Ibrickane), E Courtney (Éire Óg).
Subs: E Hanrahan (St, Joseph’s D/B)for Walsh (half-time), M Byrne (St Breckans) for Corry |(37), C Cleary (St Josephs Miltown) for Masterson (39), C McNelis (Clondegad) for C O’Dea (47), J Downes(O Curry’s) for Sexton (54), E O’Connor (Coolmeen) for Malone (58).
WATERFORD: D Whitty Capt. (Gaultier), S Dalton (De La Salle), C Walsh (Rathgormack), J De Barún (An Rinn),J Mullaney (Stradbally), T Devine (Modeligo), J Fenton (Bunmahon), D Ryan (Nire), S Keating (Ardmore), M Curry (Rathgormack), F Ó Cuirrín (An Rinn), J Curry (Rathgormack), C Murray (Rathgormack), J Gleeson (Rathgormack), C Gleeson (Nire).
Subs: L Mulligan (Rathgormack) for Fenton (42), P O’Connor (Clashmore Kinsalebeg) for J Curry (44), B Looby (Ballinacourty) for Mullaney (47) B/C, C McGuire (Gaultier) for J Gleeson (52), M Troy (Modeligo) for Ó Cuirrín (59), K Brazil (Nire) for Murray (59)
Referee: Kevin Murphy (Cork)
WEDNESDAY MARCH 11TH
EIRGRID MUNSTER UNDER 21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS
Clare v Waterford
An Clár v Portláirge
Venue: Miltown Malbay, 7.30pm
Referee: Kevin Murphy (Corcaigh)
Extra time if necessary
The Waterford U21 Football team to play Clare on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in the opening game of the Eirgrid Munster Championship was named today following training. Best of luck to the lads as they make the long journey to Milltown Malbay.
1 David Whitty Gaultier (Captain)
2 Stephen Dalton De La Salle
3 Conor Walsh Rathgormack
4 Jamie de Barún An Rinn
5 Jack Mullaney Stradbally
6 Tom Devine Modeligo
7 Jonathon Fenton Bunmahon
8 Dermot Ryan Nire
9 Seamus Keating Ardmore
10 Michael Curry Rathgormack
11 Ferghal Ó Cuirrín An Rinn
12 Jason Curry Rathgormack
13 Conor Murray Rathgormack
14 Jason Gleeson Rathgormack
15 Conor Gleeson Nire
1. Killian Normoyle (Lissycasey)
2.Cian O’Mahoney (Doonbeg)
3. Jack O’Dea (Kilfenora)
4. Conor Brennan (Éire óg – Captain)
5. Darren Nagle (Liscannor)
6. Conor O’Brien (Doora-Barefield)
7. Cian O’Dea (Kilfenora)
8. Dara Walsh (Éire óg)
9. Jamie Malone (Corofin)
10. Liam Corry (Éire óg)
11. Paddy O’Malley (Éire Óg)
12. Dale Masterson (St Breckan’s)
13. Martin O’Leary (Kilmihil)
14. Keelan Sexton (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
15. Eimhin Courtney (Éire Óg)
Concessions: €5 only available at the grounds
Under 16’s: Free