Classy Nemo show they'll be a force at the business end of the championship

Classy Nemo show they'll be a force at the business end of the championship
Nemo Rangers' Stephen Cronin keeps possession after a strong challenge by Dohenys' Jamie Carroll. Picture: David Keane.

A SUPERB first-half saw Nemo Rangers into the quarter-finals of the SFC after their win over Dohenys at Brinny on Saturday night.

Paul Kerrigan, Colin O’Brien, Luke Connolly and Barry O’Driscoll tormented the Dohenys defence.

And when you add in the other two starting forwards, Mark Cronin and Conor Horgan, then they are a handful for any side. Include the likes of Shane Martin, Alan Cronin and Peter Morgan and on this performance, a 1-14 to 1-9 win and despite a great second-half showing from Dohenys, Nemo have plenty to look forward to.

Manager Paul O’Donovan will even have more selection headaches going forward with Kevin and Alan O’Donovan well on the road to recovery from injury and likely to be in contention for selection come the quarter-final. Paul is no stranger to success with Nemo as he helped guide their minor side to a county title a number of years ago.

“We’re happy with the win and that we reached the quarter-final. It’s an open draw now so we’ll have to wait and see who’s gonna face when it’s made,” Paul said.

Dohenys' Sean Daly is tackled by Nemo Rangers' Colin O'Brien, during their Cork SFC clash at Brinny. Picture: David Keane.
Dohenys' Sean Daly is tackled by Nemo Rangers' Colin O'Brien, during their Cork SFC clash at Brinny. Picture: David Keane.

Looking at the game, he said: “We were three points to one down after seven or eight minutes and we started to work hard and pressed their kick-outs.

“From this we got a number of turnovers which we scored.

“But they broke through a couple of times for goal chances so we had that in mind at half-time.

“In fairness to Conor Horgan he had four points from play in the second-half and we needed them because we were struggling to get scores.

“When we needed him to he stepped up for us as we were good from frees but struggling to get scores from play.”

Paul said: “I suppose we have an abundance of talent in the squad.

“In fairness to Jack Horgan he was left out, but he just accepted it and when he came on he played his part.

“We have a few others on the way back from injury, with Kevin and Alan O’Donovan on the road and they are coming back at the right time and hopefully will play their part for us going forward,” Paul concluded.

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