By Connie Kelly
McAnespies 1-15, Mayo 2-9
A large crowd showed up at Springfield on Sunday and were treated to some fine exhibitions of both hurling and football.
In senior football, Mayo looked very strong in the first half with the wind. Jetro Towner had four points in the half from play. Martin Slowey and Darren Farmer were on the mark for McAnespies with a point each. Declan O’Malley had a goal and a point for Mayo. John Riley was having a great game and added two points for McAnespies. Con Moynihan pulled one back for Mayo. The Mayo backs were under pressure but Paddy Clark and Jerry Rowley were there to answer the call and Mayo led at halftime by 1-7 to 0-8.
The second half saw McAnespies take over the game, and within 10 minutes Hughie McKenna had a goal and a point. Nigel Regan and Martin Slowey added a point each to make it 1-11 to 1-7. John Donnellan brought Mayo back into the game sending a ball close into the square, which wound up in the net. This was short lived, however, as Martin Slowey and Nigel Regan had two points apiece to close the scoring.
St. Pat’s 1-13, Springfield 1-11
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In Intermediate Football, Springfield were unlucky to lose to St. Pat’s. For long stretches they played better football, but in the end it was St. Pat’s who had more points on the board. For the winners, Mike Gallagher, Tom Sherwin, Kieran O’Shea, Mickey Joe Hines and Cyril Wallace were solid. Best for Springfield were Paul Healy, Jerome McDonoghue, John Smith, Seanie Moriarty and Mike Corduff.
Tipperary 3-5, Fr. Tom’s 1-4
There was nothing between these two junior hurling teams in the first half, with a score of 1-5 for Tipp to 1-3 for Fr. Tom’s. Aidan Fallon, Donie Maloney, Johnny O’Connor and Con Byrnes played well for Tipp, while Cathal Moore, Tom Morrissey, Pat Costello and Mickey Joe Hines (in goals) played well for Fr. Tom’s.
Tir na nOg 5-19, Inisfail 0-0
Tir na nOg’s women’s footballers went into this game with only one thing in mind: to serve notice to the Boston Shamrocks, their archrivals, that it will be a good contest when these two teams meet in two weeks time.
We saw some good sporting football from both teams, but Innisfail did not have an answer to a tough Tir na nOg team. Dianne Turner was on fire for Tir na nOg and she had plenty support from Ann Maria Cahill, Caroline Newton, Helen Jacques, Tara McManus. For Innisfail, Cindy Monohan, Jane McGowen, Ann Maria and Geraldine Byrnes tried hardest.