9 October 2022 | 8:31 PM

Munster Junior Cup progression for Rearcross 'A'

Rearcross FC A travelled to Borrisokane FC to take on their premier league opponents in this knock out Cup fixture. Rearcross FC, missing a few notable names, were not weakened by any means and lined out with a strong starting eleven. Rearcross FC went one nil up after about 25 minutes gone. A Borrisokane attack broke down and James Deegan counter attacked with pace down the flank before cutting inside and finishing to the net. Rearcross FC created a few chances with James Rochford and Paul Nolan in Midfield providing a platform for each attack. The Rearcross FC men had a number of half chances throughout the first period but failed to convert for a second time. Borrisokane FC battled hard throughout the game and got an equalizer when Rearcross FC failed to deal with a free kick. The long ball evaded the Rearcross FC defenders and Borrisokane's No. 5 headed home from close range. Rearcross FC stumbled through until half time with the game poised at 1-1. Rearcross FC did hit the crossbar before the break when Paul Carey arrowed a header across the Borrisokane goal. An inch lower and Rea would have had their second goal.
Rearcross FC upped the tempo in the second half. 5 minutes into the half and after neat play from Michael O Gorman and James Deegan, Rearcross FC had an effort steer just wide off the boot of James Deegan. Rea got their reward when James Deegan struck for his second goal. Good pressure from Rearcross saw them win the ball back on the halfway line. Seconds later James Deegan converted his second goal. James Rochford controlled the tempo of the game in the middle of the park with effective passing, moving the ball into advanced positions effortlessly. James Rochford had a long range effort steer wide at the last second when he got the ball out of his feet and struck an effort towards goal from 25 yards. Borrisokane to their credit tried to breakdown the Rearcross FC midfield as best they could but found themselves 3-1 down when Gréagóir Ó Cinnéide whipped in a wide free kick with pace for the newlywed Paul Graham Carey to finish home. A great header by any standards which settled Rearcross FC at a pivotal juncture in the tie. Borrisokane pushed men forward and looked most dangerous from long free kicks and corners. Nigel Ryan in the Rearcross FC goal stood firm, making one vital interception with his fists when a loose ball threatened the Rea net. Paul Nolan could have been in line for a Puskas nomination when he drove onto a loose ball in the middle of midfield. A stern strike from 30 yards out seemed destined for the corner of the net. An outstretched Borrisokane FC goalie made an equally impressive save to deny the effort. Borrisokane threw men forward in the final stages and this allowed Rearcross FC more space and time in front of goal. Philip Deegan continued his goal scoring habit by adding a fourth. Good wide play from James Deegan and Stephen Rochford saw the ball break to Phillip Deegan who finished to the bottom corner of the net. Cillian Kennedy and Colm Nolan came on for Rearcross FC to see out the tie. Good support play from the two ensured that the Borrisokane men found it hard to break out of defence .
Best on the day for Rearcross were James Rochford, Paul Carey and Paul Nolan.

Rearcross 'A': Nigel Ryan, Paul Carey, Robert Harrington, Greg Kennedy, Brian Nolan, James Rochford, Paul Nolan, Phillip Deegan, Stephen Rochford, James Deegan, Michael O Gorman.
Subs: Colm Nolan, Cillian Kennedy, Kieran Devitt

All at Rearcross FC would like to congratulate Paul Carey and Lauren Carey who got married recently.

Report by Greg Kennedy


Date Time
9 October 2022 8:31 PM