Spa 2-16 Currow 1-8
Played under lights in Spa on Friday night, the home side had the better start with four early points on the board from Mike O’Donoghue (2), Cormac Cronin and Niall O’Mahony. Currow however responded well and had levelled the score by the end of the first quarter after a John Buckley point before Luke Fitzgerald found the net. Currow continued with another two points from Buckley and a point from Fitzgerald to make it 0-4 to 1-4 late in the half. Spa replied immediately with an Andrew Garnett point, and a goal from Mike O’Donoghue right on half time gave Spa the narrowest of margins at the break, Spa 1-5 Currow 1-4.
In the second half Spa again had the better start and with unanswered points from Evan Cronin (2) Paul Cahill, Shane Fenton and an Andrew Garnett goal, they extended their lead to 2-9 to 1-4. Luke Fitzgerald, Pa McCarthy and John Buckley swapped scores with Niall McCarthy (2) and Paul Cahill but in the final few minutes Spa increased their advantage with late points from Evan Cronin (2), Mike O’Donoghue, and Liam Kearney.
Spa: James Devane, Eric O’Donoghue, Brian Devane, Paudie O’Donoghue, Conor Stack, Niall O’Mahoney (0-1), Ciaran Spillane, Mike O’Donoghue (1-3), Liam Kearney (0-1), Shane Fenton (0-1), Mikey Moynihan, Niall McCarthy (0-2), Cormac Cronin (0-1), Evan Cronin (0-4), Paul Cahill (0-2). Subs Andrew Garnett (1-1)
Currow: Brian O’Shea, Niall Brosnan, John O’Connor, Niall O’Sullivan, Gareth O’Connor, Pat O’Sullivan, Tommy Dennehy, Jack Griffin, Adam Manley, Luke Fitzgerald (1-2), Timmy Leary, Sean Brosnan, Kevin Daly, Jack Scanlon, John Buckley (0-5). Sub Pa McCarthy (0-1)
Referee: Jim O’Connor (Scartaglin)