Spa 4-11 Currow 3-15 (After extra time)
This game was played in Spa on Thursday night and was just as exciting as their league game a couple of weeks ago that finished on a whopping scoreline of 7-14 to 6-15.
Currow had two attempts on goal well saved by Ollie Cremin before Padraig Fleming kicked their opening point. Spa replied with a goal from Michael Kearney, before Connie O’Connor added a second Currow point. Michael Horgan and Thomas Cronin added two points for Spa to make to 1-2 to 0-2 at the end of the first quarter, but Currow went on to kick an unanswered 2-4 – David Moriarty and Aaron Fleming the goal scorers and points from Padraig Fleming (3) and Aaron O’Connor. Spa points from Oisin Walsh and Michael Horgan closed out the half with Spa trailing 1-4 to 2-6 at the break.
On the restart Aaron Fleming rattled the net for a third Currow goal but Spa quickly responded with a goal at the other end by Roiri O’Connor, following on with points from Roiri and Oisin Walsh (2) to make it 2-7 to 3-6. Currow added another point, and Oisin Walsh kicked another free, before Michael Horgan finished a third goal for Spa to take the lead at 3-8 to 3-7. Aaron O’Connor levelled the game again, and Aaron Fleming pointed to put them ahead, but an injury time score from Oisin Walsh drew the sides level at 3-9 to 3-9 at full time.
Currow had the better opening half in extra time, and with points from Darragh Kelly, Connie O’Connor and David Moriarty, they led 3-12 to 3-9 at half time in extra time.
Oisin Walsh scored twice to pull it back to a one point game but Aaron O’Connor again put two between the teams. In an exciting finish Michael Horgan netted Spa’s fourth goal, but two late points from Currow’s Connie O’Connor and the game ended Spa 4-11 to Currow 3-15, Currow winning by a one-point margin.
Spa: Ollie Cremin, Matt McAuliffe, Diarmuid Cahill, Conor Brosnan, Connie Cremin, Thomas Cronin, Alan O’Sullivan, Michael Kearney, Oisin Walsh, Michael Horgan, Rian O’Neill, Roiri O’Connor, Sean Cahill. Subs: Jack O’Sullivan, Cian Murphy
Currow: Padraig Hilliard, Jason Brosnan, Gary O’Sullivan, Michael Daly, Gearoid Coffey, Nathan O’Callaghan, Adam Jensen, Conor Sheehan, Aaron O’Connor, Connie O’Connor, Aaron Fleming, Padraig Fleming, David Moriarty. Subs: John Curtin, Daragh Kelly, Cathal Brosnan, John O’Connor, Daniel Daly, John Ahern
Photos: Anne Holland