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30 Nov 2021

Late Quigley goal send Joes into Intermediate semis

Late Quigley goal send Joes into Intermediate semis
A goal from Joes sub Alan Quigley with four minutes left saw off Sean O’Mahony’s in tonight’s IFC quarter final in Dowdallshill by 1-12 to 0-13.

A goal from Joes sub Alan Quigley with four minutes left saw off Sean O’Mahony’s in tonight’s IFC quarter final in Dowdallshill by 1-12 to 0-13.

Quigley found himself one one one with O’Mahony’s keeper Brendan Traynor and smashed the ball high into the net.

A brace of points from David Crawley and Stephen Kilcoyne couldn’t salvage the situation for Sean O’Mahony’s as a tense clash came to an end.

The first half saw scored ping pong from one end to the other as neither side looked capable of running away with the game.

The Point Road men headed into the break ahead by one - 0-5 to 0-4.

However a more robust and battling Joes side emerged for the start of the second half and thanks to scores from Derek Mulligan and Conal Smyth they edged into a single point lead after just two minutesof play.

A Conor Finnegan point levelled the clash after four minutes. And the Seans went on to score four on the bounce to open a four point cushion.

But the Joes hit five without reply to lead by one once again.

Player Manager Brendan Nordon got O’Mahony’s level again as a grandstand finish beckoned.

Yet a Tomas Smyth point and Quigley’s goal ultimately deflated O’Mahony’s and the Joes now march into the semi finals.

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