Sat 2nd May SFC R1, Dohenys 1-11 Aghada 0-10
With eight changes from last year and fielding three minors Aghada were always going to find this game an up hill battle and so it turned out yet by the 21st m, following two great John Looney points, two from Pearse O’Neill and one from Jake O’Donoghue to just two scores for the Doheny’s Aghada were well on top and were pulling all the strings.
For the next ten minutes it was stalemate as both sides missed chances then another blunder led to a turn over as Pat McCarthy fed the loose Dan O Donovan who made no mistake when he rattled the Aghada net for the defining score of the game. From the kick out Aghada upped the anti with Looney bearing down on goal only for the Cul Barra to bring of a great save and from the rebound the Doheny’s broke up the field and after a great movement Pat Carroll scored a magnificent point. Another followed from man of the match Lavers on the 52nd m as the Doheny’s closed out the game.
Subs Billy Hennessey for O’Connell 39m, Jack Farmer for Stafford 41m, Conor O’Driscoll for O’Donoghue 56m.