All-Ireland club: Crokes ease past Tir Chonaill

16 December 2012

Chris Brady lines up to score a goal for Dr. Crokes in the All-Ireland club SFC quarter-final against Tir Chonaill Gaels ©INPHO/Gerry McManus
Dr Crokes (Kerry) 3-12
Tir Chonaill Gaels (London) 0-6

Munster champions Dr Crokes qualified for a place in the All-Ireland club SFC semi-final with a 15-point win over Tir Chonaill Gaels.

The London side actually led early on with the first point of the game but goal from captain Kieran O'Leary had the Kerry champions 1-5 to 0-2 ahead midway through the first half.

Two goals from Chris Brady ended the game as a contest as the visitors went into the break with a 3-7 to 0-3 advantage.

The home side opened the scoring in the second half but there was to be no comeback as Crokes qualified for a meeting with Leinster champions Ballymun Kickhams next February.

Dr Crokes - D Moloney; J Payne, M Moloney, F Fitzgerald; L Quinn (0-1), S Doolan, S Myers; A O'Donovan, J Buckley (0-1); K O'Leary (1-2), D Casey (0-1), B Looney (0-1); C Brady (2-1), C Cooper (0-4), J Doolan. Subs: A Kenneally (0-1) for Looney, D O'Leary for Myers, G O'Shea for J Doolan, B Falvey for Casey, K Ward for Quinn.

Tir Chonaill Gaels - B McBrearty; T Gribben, D Harrington, B Collins; M McConville, E McConville, P Sherry (0-1); M Gottsche, C Doyle; E Mageean, F Horan, B Mitchell; C Wall, E O'Neill (0-2), K McMenamin (0-3). Subs: C Boyle for Wall, L Kavanagh for Mageean, J McGrath for Mitchell, M McCoy for Kavanagh, A Concannon for Horan.

Referee - D Fahy.