FERMOY powered to a comfortable victory over Galbally in the Munster club IFC quarter-final on Saturday.
In front of their home crowd, they were never in any trouble, firing four goals past the Limerick side. They move on to a semi-final with Moyne Templetuohy on Sunday.
An eventual winning margin of 15 points, they were in front by 16 points at the break. Manager Mick Hennessy agreed the job was accomplished by half-time.
“We were playing it out in the second-half and just getting through it really. It would have been nice to try and push on that bit more and we spoke about that at half-time.
“Galbally weren’t going to come out lying down, they had a bit of pride. We made a good few changes as well in the second-half which is good because the lads that came in need the game time too.
“We are away to Templetouhy next weekend. We are looking forward to that. Templetuohy had a good win over Golden in their county final. I was worried about today but we got through it.”
Hennessy says they want to push on and do the county proud.
“There are some fabulous footballers in Cork and some great football men in Cork and we are all trying to do our bit. We are absolutely proud to have the Fermoy flag and the Cork flag absolutely behind us.”
There is mixed news on the injury front.
“We lost two before this game. Brian O’Sullivan broke a bone in his hand and Eoin Clancy is away with work. Eoin should be back for the semi-final.
“We are getting lads back who were injured earlier in the year too.
“Ronan O’Callaghan is back from a serious hamstring injury and he got some game time today, He scored two points and it is also always good to have a left-leg free-taker.
“Since the county final, they’ve had a good time. I’d be lying if I said they didn’t.
“We gave them the week off and they took full advantage of it. The Bank Holiday weekend thrown in on top of it didn’t help but we got them together on the Friday night after the county final.
“We trained that night, we trained Monday and we got together on Wednesday night.
“We didn’t do too much because we didn’t want to push them too hard. They had a tough (Cork) campaign and we wanted to get them right for this.”