Spa 0-8 Gneeveguilla 1-9
Spa started their Junior Co League with a mix of youth and experience at home to Gneeveguilla on Friday night.
Gneeveguilla had the better opening half with Adam O’Leary scoring the only goal of the game at the end of the first quarter. Spa hit four first half points from Corey Doyle (3) and Hugh O’Donoghue but Gneeveguilla, with the goal and points from Evan Cronin (2), held a narrow lead at the break, Spa 0-4 Gneeveguilla 1-2.
Spa struggled to convert scores in the second half and after two Corey Doyle points and points from Gneeveguilla’s Evan Cronin (2) and Aengus O’Leary (2), just a goal separated the sides going in to the final quarter at 0-6 to 1-6. Spa’s Niall McCarthy kicked two late scores and Corey Doyle kicked his fifth of the day but Gneeveguilla ran out winners at the end with late scores from Evan Cronin (2), Conor Herlihy and Michael Brosnan. Final score Spa 0-8 Gneeveguilla 1-9.
Spa: Ollie Cremin, Connie Cremin, Brian Devane, Conor O’Riordan, Eoin Cronin, Conor Stack, Thomas Cronin, Corey Doyle, Hugh O’Donoghue, Alfie Giles, Shane Fenton, Pa Murphy, Conor Gleeson, Eoin Carroll, Conor Kerins. Subs: Michael Kearney, Eoin o’Donoghue, Niall McCarthy, Alan Cronin
Gneeveguilla: Jerry Cronin, Conor Crowley, PJ Murphy, Timmy O’Leary, Michael Brosnan, Eoin Lawlor, Brendan Sheehan, Eamon Herlihy, Conor Herlihy, Cathal McCarthy, Donal Murphy, Jack Cremin, Adam O’Leary, Aengus O’Leary, Evan Cronin. Subs: Denis Fleming, Gerard Sheehan
Referee: Timmy Clifford (Templenoe)