AIB Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Mayfield (Cork) 1-27 Bodyke (Clare) 1-7

Mayfield (Cork) defeated Bodyke (Clare) by 1-27 to 1-7 in the AIB Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 13th at Mayfield.


Mayfield ease their way to Munster junior decider

Report by Therese O’Callaghan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Mayfield (Cork) 1-27 Bodyke (Clare) 1-7: Mayfield had very little difficulty in getting the better of Bodyke at their home grounds yesterday to set up a Munster JAHC club final against Ballyduff Lower in Mallow on the first Sunday in December.

In their two games in Munster so far, the Cork side has totalled 5-61, having also recorded a facile victory over St Patrick’s, Limerick a fortnight ago.

Bodyke didn’t help their cause with full-back Ian Molloy receiving two needless yellow cards in quick succession as early as the fifth minute, and while they kept battling, the numerical disadvantage eventually told.

Mayfield led 1-11 to 1-5 at the break, and had matters all their own way in the second half as they cruised to a 20-point win. A flawless performance with some spectacular point-taking from Kevin Punch, Nicky Kelly, David O’Neill, Shane Kelly and Shane Duggan. Duggan netted the Mayfield goal on nine minutes. Paddy Fitzgerald raised the Bodyke green flag, while Keith Quigley bagged five points. The Clare side finished with 13 men after Colin Molloy got a second yellow late on.

Scorers for Mayfield: N Kelly (0-8, four frees), S Duggan (1-5), D O’Neill (0-4), S Kelly and K Punch (0-3 each), R O’Keeffe (pen), G Looney, D Malone and K Walsh (0-1 each).

Scorers for Bodyke: K Quigley (0-5, four frees), P Fitzgerald (1-0), W Fitzgerald and K Quigley (0-1 each).

MAYFIELD: R O’Keeffe; K Brosnan, D Lucey, B O’Leary; G Looney, S Donovan (capt), G Lehane; K Punch, D Hayes; S Kelly, N Kelly, D O’Neill; S Duggan, K Walsh, P Duggan
Subs: S Crowley for B O’Leary (43), D Malone for K Walsh (46), C O’Sullivan for G Looney (49), I Looney for D O’Neill (53), C Bond for G Lehane (56).

BODYKE: S Quigley; P McNamara, I Molloy, G Moroney; C Molloy (Capt), P Walsh, S Walsh; K Quigley, D Melody; D McGuire, P Fitzgerald, L O’Donnell; I Murray, C Walsh, J Howard.
Subs: W Fitzgerald for J Howard (13), C Malone for P Fitzgerald (50), P Fitzgerald for L O’Donnell (51 inj), E Healy for G Moroney (64).

Referee: John McCormack (Tipperary)