Munster Junior Cup Final:
Fairview Rgs 3 St Michaels 0
FAIRVIEW Rgs picked the right different to positioned on one amongst their best performances of the season by beating St Michaels 3-0 to clinch the Junior Munster Cup at Turners Cross on Saturday night time time.
The mighty Saints had no reply for Fairview on this occasion as a result of the Blues clinched their eighth provincial title and their first in 13 years and they also did so in sort with scores from Conor Coughlan, Darragh Rainsford and Jeffery Select.
From the kick off, Fairview was on the doorway having fun with some scintillating soccer. They carried a one-goal lead at half-time, however after they’d managed to rework their possibilities, they’d have ended the game until half-time.
That talked about, a bunch of St Michaels top quality will on a regular basis create possibilities and nonetheless for Mark Slattery’s lovely goal-line clearance in a goalless recreation, we might have carried out in any other case.
Tipperary’s side have been pressured to topic with out the nimble Jimmy Carr and they also misplaced their menace up entrance. They certainly not gave up stopping nonetheless, on that day, wanted to surrender to Limerick’s side.
Inside the opening minutes, Coughlan slotted the ball into the sphere and Rainsford raced earlier Adrian Walsh’s line nonetheless the keeper saved his eyes on the save.
Tipperary’s group had a unbelievable chance to take the lead when Ed O’Dwyer reduce in down the right and fired home from a sharp angle.
Savage solely parried as far as David Slattery who regarded like he must have scored nonetheless for an impressive block by Slattery. Even then the hazard was not misplaced when the ball fell into John O’Brien’s palms nonetheless on this occasion it was Jamie Enright who obtained in the way in which by which to keep up the game goalless.
Quirke was provided with two giant possibilities to open the scoring nonetheless failed to go looking out the objective nonetheless Fairview couldn’t be denied. Coughlan obtained a header down the middle to ship Rainsford away on the left who carried out the ball first all through goal the place the sprinting Coughlan utilized the top following some nimble footwork.
After the break, Slattery obtained right here close to scoring with a header inches above him sooner than the Saints managed the game for a second. O’Brien was despatched into the world for Ryan inrunning nonetheless a slight push by O’Connor pressured the ball intensive.
Adam McGrath went inside a millimeter of leveling when his 30-yard effort hit the crossbar. The rebound fell to Mulcahy whose volley from 18 yards resulted in a surprising full save by Savage.
Shut-range goalmouth seen O’Connor, Slattery and Kirwin block Mulcahy and Ryan’s efforts as a result of the Saints stepped up the stress.
Nonetheless, one different unbelievable breakthrough down the left ended with Hakim putting a cross into the path of Rainsford who calmly scored to ease the stress.
With the opposition shaken, Fairview strikes as soon as extra. Coughlan took it exterior his private discipline and a very good run seen him soar by the use of numerous challenges sooner than teeing the supporting Select to shoot home and end the doubt.
Fairview Rgs: Aaron Savage; A transparent sheet for the sturdy Savage. A surprising save to keep up Fairview ahead inside the second half highlighted his value.
Jamie’s Correct; The veteran defender may have added quite a lot of years nonetheless hasn’t misplaced the tempo that makes him a nightmare to play in the direction of. Within the correct place now and again.
Martin Dies; Most of Fairview’s attacking play has come from his left-back berth. The trendy full once more showcases one different elegant effectivity.
Flag Slattery; An excellent goal-saving block inside the first half was merely one amongst numerous very important interceptions. The finding out of the game is good. Good.
AJ O’Connor; One different effectivity in order so as to add to an already enviable reputation. A tower of vitality, the captain leads by occasion.
Steven Bradley; Rock robust all night time time with some very important interceptions. A yellow card didn’t maintain him out of his recreation, making life easier for his once more 4.
Select Jeffery; Winner of the Man of the match award. It was a ache in the back of the opposition all night time time and ended a unbelievable effectivity with a superb goal.
Shane Duggan; Whereas all through him is busy, the Fairview maestro is serenity personified on a regular basis putting his side on the doorway foot.
Russell Quirke; On one different day might have bagged a hat trick. Whereas the bounce didn’t on a regular basis go his means, he on a regular basis turned within the correct place and saved his former team-mates on guard.
Conor Coughlan; What a day to supply the proper of the season! Saints who tormented and terrorized all by means of the game. Was rewarded with an opener and a very good run created the opening for the third goal – Unimaginable.
Darragh Rainsford; His stability and composure matched by his velocity ensured the Saints safety couldn’t calm down for a second. Acquired a major second goal in a unbelievable type.
submarine; Scott Kirwin; Entered for the injured Enright and his implausible safety was good for that stage of the game;
James Fitzgerald, John Mullane, AJ Moloney, Paul Danaher; All have been delivered with their given roles and carried out their roles utterly.
St. Michaels; Adrian Walsh, Chris Smith, Adam McGrath, DJ Cremins, Paul Breen, Colin Bargary, Edmond O’Dwyer, Shane Ryan, David Slattery, Joe Mulcahy, John O’Brien. Subs: Chris Higgins, Kenny Cunningham.
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