Cortown put down a marker
22 June 2008
Johnny Henry and his Cortown charges had a good win over Na Fianna who are managed by his brother Kit
Three goals were crucial as Cortown beat yable toppers Na Fianna in this IFC clash in Dunderry.
Na Fianna 1-8
The first half was played in the most appalling weather conditions with heavy downpours, thunder and lightning and fading daylight making conditions very difficult for both sides. However it was the Na Fianna lads that played the better football in this half but the concession of two goals left the half time scoreline of 1-5 to 2-1 in favour of Na Fianna, with Gordon Codd grabbing one of the winners majors.
In the second half the sun appeared and the winners were favoured by a slight breeze. Cortwon defended in depth and while Na Fianna tried hard they were unable to overcome a strong Cortown side and finished two points behind.
Best for Cortown were John mcFadden, Mark Casserly, David Coyne, John Casserly, Justin Reilly and Gordon Codd
Cortown - John McFadden; Mark Casserly, Paddy Kerrigan, David Coyne; John Casserly, Daragh OHalloran, Declan Clarke; Glenn Loughran, Martin Henry; Stephen Fitzmaurice, Gary Coyne (0-1), Micheal Reilly; Colm Kerrigan (1-1), Justin Reilly, Gordon Codd (2-2). Subs - Ivan Coyne for M.Reilly; John Fagan for D. Clarke; Richie Flanagan for G. Coyne; Con Cleary for J. Reilly.
Na Fianna - Shane Geraghty, Davy Lyons, Christy Cosgrave (Capt), Daniel Gleeson, John Baldwin, Dean Henrick, John O Lone, Sean Griffin (0-1), Ronan McMahon, Jamie Queeney (1-5), Diarmuid Bailey, Harrison Silke, Jason Henrick, Eamon Regan (0-1), John Farrell (0-1). Subs; Robert Walsh for O Lone.