Cloughjrdan 'A' 8 - Rearcross 'A' 0
‘The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others’ - Don Shula
A pick n’ mix Rearcross A went down heavily to a flying Cloughjordan XI on Sunday afternoon last to ensure a tense run in to the end of the season. Indeed Rearcross more than held their own for the first 25 minutes with some darting runs by forward players Evan Gleeson, Liam Ryan and Darragh Kennedy almost putting the away side through on a few occasions. After defending, tackling and harassing resolutely for the first period, Rearcross were eventually outdone by a long ball which was coolly finished to the net despite a racing effort from Darragh Ryan (L) off his line to block the shot. Confidence seemed to dissipate from within the Rea boys after this as goal after goal rattled the net, with defensive mistakes aplenty. 6-0 the score at half time after Clough went on to put the ball in the net in the 27th, 29th, 31st, 34th and 41st minute, the last goal coming from the penalty spot. Rearcross came out marginally better in the second half but in truth the game was long lost and two more goals from the home side, in the 70th and 76th minute, sealed the deal. All is not lost for Rearcross however as they now have three very important games left in their season and the possibility of remaining in the Premier League next year a real target, starting with Moneygall at home on Friday night in a huge six pointer. Rearcross will be hoping to welcome back a few first team regulars as well as getting more intensity, honesty and technical prowess from their well capable players. If we believe, we can achieve!! For the record, Kevin Kennedy bagged a hat-trick for Cloughjordan while Diarmuid Kennedy, Bryan Williams, Andy Brennan and PJ O’Brien were also on the scoresheet.
Rearcross 'A': Darragh Ryan (L), Tommy Ryan (L), Mark Hogan, Eamon Wade, Liam O’ Toole, Darragh Kennedy, Simon Kennedy, Robert Harrington, Kieran Devitt, Liam Ryan (R), Evan Gleeson
Subs: Declan O’ Toole for Eamon Wade, James Deegan for Liam O’ Toole (64 mins)
Referee: Toddy Sweeney
Report compiled by Simon Kennedy