Munster club SFC: Crokes cruise into final

November 16, 2013

Dr. Crokes' Brian Looney and Chris Hayes of Castlehaven during the Munster Club SFC game at Killarney. INPHO
Dr Crokes (Kerry) 3-16
Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary) 1-5

Dr Crokes are just 60 minutes away from completing a three-in-a-row of Munster club football successes after crushing 13-man Loughmore-Castleiney in Killarney.

Colm Cooper and John McGrath swapped first half goals as the home side took a 1-8 to 1-3 lead into the break. But the game turned into a one-sided affair after the restart as further majors from Brian Looney and Kieran O'Leary helped the Kerry kingpins to a facile victory.
Crokes had Chris Brady sent off, while Cian Hennessy and John Ryan also saw red for the visitors in a stormy second period. Ryan was dismissed on a straight red card two minutes from the end.

The defeat brings the curtain down on a memorable season for Loughmore-Castleiney who became the first club to claim both the Tipperary SFC and SHC titles in the same year.

Dr Crokes - D Moloney; L Quinn, J Payne, K Ward; S Myers, F Fitzgerald, E Brosnan; A O'Donovan, J Buckley; B Looney (1-6), D Casey (0-1f), A O'Sullivan (0-1); K O'Leary (1-2), C Cooper (1-3, 1-0 pen, 0-1f), J Doolan (0-3). Subs: D O'Leary for K Ward, G O'Shea for A O'Donovan, S Doolan for S Myers, M Moloney for J Payne, C Brady for K O'Leary.

Loughmore-Castleiney - D Brennan; L Egan, J Meagher, T Long; T King, C McGrath (0-1), J Ryan; N McGrath, J McGrath (1-4, 1-0 pen, 0-3f); A McGrath, D Kennedy, C Hennessy; E Sweeney, L McGrath, D Bourke. Subs: M Webster for D Bourke, J Nyland for A McGrath, J Hennessy for T Long, W Eviston for N McGrath, T McGrath for D Kennedy.

Referee - M Collins.


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