Crookedwood 2-14 Cullion 0-17. We finished the league stage of the championship with a hard-fought win over a very good Cullion side, thus ensuring our 100% record in the group. Scores were hard to come by early on for both sides, but after a Barry O Mara free after seven minutes opened the scoring, we never fell behind in the game. Barry added a good goal after ten minutes to give us a cushion that we maintained for the first half. As expected, Cullion came out strong in the second half and got the deficit down to the minimum, before Brian McLoughlin struck a good goal to give us a nice cushion again. Both sides traded points for the remainder of the game and during injury time Cullion laid siege to our goals in the hope of registering an equalising goal. But our defence held strong to run out three-point winners and ensure top spot in the group. As a result, we believe we are playing our underage partners Ringtown in the semi-final, possibly on the weekend of the 22nd/23rd of September.
We held a sponsorship drive recently to raise some much-needed funds for the club. The drive was well supported, and we would like to thank all who donated to the cause. Your support as always is appreciated. Floods Quarry, (Crookedwood) were pulled out of the hat and the win the right to have their name on our players new training tops, which look great, a photo will follow soon. The rest of the sponsors who were in the raffle were as follows; Kenneth Dunleavy Engineering, EWORC Specialist Vehicle Conversions, Ballinagall Consruction (Tommy Kelly), C&F Automotive, Lir Bus & Coach Sales, Paddy Corcoran Tree Surgery, Andrew Mitchell Plumbing & Heating, Simon McGovern Motors, Tile n Style, Tobyco, Mergon, O’Reillys Commercials, Donnelly Antiques, John Kiernan, Brennan Tarmac, Central Health Clinic (Rory Murphy Chiropractor), Murray’s The Wood, Kevin & Mary Bardon, Councillor Brian Crum.
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