Iveleary 4-14 Grenagh 0-11
CHAMPIONS Iveleary completely outclassed Grenagh in a one-sided Ross Oil JAFC game at Carrigadrohid.
Chris Óg Jones was in brilliant form on the edge of the square while Cathal Vaughan looked sharp after a succession of injuries in recent seasons.
The Inchigeela outfit registered the opening scores from the trusty boot of Vaughan and a fisted effort from Chris Óg Jones. Grenagh replied with points from Ultan Duggan and a superb effort from Tadgh Walsh. Iveleary dominated the second quarter with Conor O’Leary brilliantly finishing to the net after a great pass from Vaughan. Three consecutive points from Chris Óg Jones gave the Inchigeela side a six-point lead as they dominated all over the pitch.
This game was over as a contest when Sean Lehane and Chris Óg Jones added points that ensured Iveleary led by 1-10 to 0-4 at the break.
On resumption, Iveleary showed no mercy and Chris Óg clipped over another brace before debutant Ian Jones brilliantly scored their second goal. Brian Cronin received a black card following cynical play and this gave Grenagh a slight reprieve. DD Dorgan clipped over a few frees to add respectability to the scoreline.
But Iveleary finished with a flourish and a superb run from Chris Óg set up Cathal Vaughan who slipped inside the cover for a terrific third goal. Both sides introduced a number of substitutes before Chris Óg scored a fourth goal after great work from Kevin Manning.
Elsewhere in the competition, Inniscarra defeated Ballingeary by 0-9 to 0-6 while Kilmurry outgunned Ballincollig by five points. Overall it looks like Iveleary and Kilmurry are gung-ho again this season although Canovee are also quietly going about their business. The quality of football is very high, and the three big guns look well ahead of the rest.
Scorers for Iveleary: C Óg Jones 1-8, C Vaughan 1-3 (0-1 f), C O’Leary, I Jones 1-0 each, K Manning, S Lehane, D O’Riordan 0-1 each.
Grenagh: DD Dorgan 0-5 f, U Duggan 0-4, T Walsh 0-2.
IVELEARY: J Creedon; B Murphy, F McSweeney, D O’Riordan; K Manning, S O’Leary, C Galvin; C O’Riordan, S O’Riordan; S Lehane, C Vaughan, B Cronin; C O’Leary, C Óg Jones, I Jones.
Subs: L O’Sullivan for S Lehane (45), S Galvin for C Galvin (50), D Kelly for C Vaughan (55).
GRENAGH: D J Mahony; S Cronin, P McSweeney, M O’Riordan; J Lehane, K O’Neill, J O’Neill; L O’Donovan, S Burke; S Dorgan, L Walsh, C O’Sullivan; D Dorgan, U Duggan, T Walsh.
Subs: A Kiely for L O’Donovan (h/t), P Barry Murphy for C O’Sullivan (45), M White for M O’Riordan (50), S Lehane for J O’Neill (50), C Buckley for M White (55).
Referee: T Hayes (Éire Óg)