Driven Douglas have too much for Nemo in minor football semi-final

Driven Douglas have too much for Nemo in minor football semi-final
Douglas' Adam Dunphy is tackled by Nemo Rangers'  David Cotter. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Douglas 1-17 Nemo Rangers 0-9

DOUGLAS got on top in the second half of the Carrigaline Hotel Rebel Óg Premier 1 U18 football semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn last night with a 35th-minute goal from Andrew Cotter helping them on their way.

They await the winners of Carbery Rangers and Ballincollig who will meet next week.

Douglas held a 0-10 to 0-6 advantage at the interval with all 16 scores coming from open play.

The sides were level two points apiece after 10 minutes.

But Douglas then dominated outkicking wasteful Nemo Rangers seven points to one in a productive spell.

A really terrific point from Aaron Sheehy started the run, while Fionn Sheehan, Cotter, Diarmuid McCarthy, Shane Aherne and Niall Hartnett were also on target.

Nemo put themselves in contention, finishing the half with scores from Rodger Timmon, Robert Dillon and Ross Corkery.

They were turning to play against the wind but the four-point deficit appeared manageable.

However, Douglas upped the ante after the break. As well as Cotter’s goal, they added some wonderful points from Cotter and Sheehy to move 1-13 to 0-8 in front at the three-quarter mark.

They were in full flow when substitute Cian Ó Dubhghaill came into the fray to land three points. Douglas running out comfortable 11-point winners.

Douglas' Niall Harnett goes high with Nemo Rangers' Patrick Cambell. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Douglas' Niall Harnett goes high with Nemo Rangers' Patrick Cambell. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Scorers for Douglas: A Cotter (1-3, 0-1 free), A Sheehy (0-5, 0-2 frees), C Ó Dubhgaill (0-3), N Hartnett and D McCarthy (0-2 each), F Sheehan and S Aherne (0-1 each).

Nemo Rangers: R Dillon (0-3), R Timmon (0-2), K McGowan, R Shalloe, R Corkery and P Campbell (free) (0-1 each).

DOUGLAS: C O’Leary; S Geaney, C Buckley, C Donlon; D Harte, A Dunphy, J Harte; E Nash, N Hartnett (c); L O’Keeffe, F Sheehan, S Aherne; D McCarthy, A Cotter, A Sheehy.

Subs: C Ó Dubhghaill for F Sheehan (39), C McGrath for L O’Keeffe (42), B Lucey for D McCarthy (46), M Nason for S Aherne (50), S Nyhan for S Geaney (54), C Deasy for A Sheehy (55).

NEMO: L Towler; D Egan, M Hill, J Holland; S Burke, M Harrington, C Coughlan; R Shalloe (c), R Dillon; R Corkery, D Kelly, D Cotter; R Timmon, P Campbell, S Philpott.

Subs: J Scally for S Philpott (46), C Cusack for D Cotter (52), K McGowan for R Corkery (58), O McDaid for L Towler (64 BC).

Referee: Brian Coniry (Crosshaven).

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