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2022 AIB Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Q-Final – St. Josephs Doora Barefield (Clare) 1-23 Causeway (Kerry) 1-16
St. Josephs Doora Barefield (Clare) defeated Causeway (Kerry) by 1-23 to 1-16 in the AIB Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday November 5th at Cusack Park Ennis.
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Doora/Barefield's second half rally too much for Causeway https://t.co/SCcbzekHCe
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Doora/Barefield’s second half rally too much for Causeway
Report by Eoin Brennan for the Irish Examiner newspaper
Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Quarter-Final
St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield (Clare) 1-23 Causeway (Kerry) 1-16
A powerful second half turnaround ensured that St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield eventually overpowered their Kerry senior counterparts Causeway in an entertaining Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship opener in front of 907 in Cusack Park Ennis on Saturday afternoon.
A first provincial victory since Doora/Barefield were the kings of Munster with back-to-back senior crowns in 1999, their superior strength-in-depth proved essential against a Causeway side that hadn’t played a competitive tie since their county final victory three months previously.
The visitors certainly started in determined mood with Brandon Barrett (4) and Keith Carmody (2) central to building up a merited 0-7 to 0-4 advantage by the 18th minute.
However, they would be sucker-punched by a goal in the next passage of play when St Joseph’s chief target Cathal Ruane caught a long delivery before unleashing an unstoppable shot to the right corner of the net.
Cathal Ruane goal for St. Josephs Doora Barefield
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Indeed, the sides would be level six times in the opening period before Gavin Dooley and Brandon Barrett edged Causeway 0-12 to 1-7 in front by the break.
That seesaw pattern would be maintained on the restart as the sides twice traded points by the two-thirds mark. However, there would be an unexpected sea-change for the remainder as the hosts quickly gathered pace with a seven point unanswered rally including braces for Davy Conroy and Adam Mungovan before embarking on another five point rally entering the final quarter to soar nine points clear at 1-20 to 0-15.
Despite being reduced to 14 following a straight red for full-back Muiris Delaney, a flagging Causeway did muster one last backlash when Brandon Barrett fired a 20 metre free to the net on the hour mark.
Causeway’s eight match losing streak in Munster would be inevitable, however, as the momentum-fuelled Doora/Barefield march onto a semi-final showdown away to Limerick champions Monaleen in a fortnight’s time.
Scorers for St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield: D Conroy (0-10, 7f, 1’65); C Ruane (1-4); A O’Neill (0-3, 1f); T Hannan, A Mungovan (0-2 each); D O’Halloran, S Crosbie (0-1 each).
Scorers for Causeway: B Barrett (1-7, 1-5f); K Carmody (0-3); Joseph Diggins (0-2); C Harty, G Dooley, E Murphy (sl). D Goggin (0-1 each).
St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield: P Madden; B Clancy, F Kelleher, J Colleran; J Hannan, D McMahon, A Mungovan; B Guilfoyle, D O’Shea; C Barron, D Conroy, T Hannan; E Hanrahan, C Ruane, A O’Neill.
Subs: D Nagle for Clancy (HT), D O’Halloran for Guilfoyle (37), S Crosbie for Hanrahan (49), M Power for Barron (57), C Lahiffe for Colleran (60).
Causeway: JM Dooley; A Fealy, M Delaney, B Lyons; E Murphy, T Barrett, G Leen; Jason Diggins, D Mahony; Joseph Diggins, D Goggin, C Harty; K Carmody, B Barrett, G Dooley.
Subs: M Murphy for Mahony (41), P McGrath for E. Murphy (51), G Carey for Goggin (60).
Referee: K Jordan (Tipperary).
General Admission – €10
Under 16s – Free admission when accompanied by an adult
There will be no cash sales at the venue.
Live Streaming Information
This game will be streamed live by Munster GAA TV at a cost of 10 euro.