Randles Bros Junior C Championship Final
Fossa 4-13 Cromane 1-9
Fossa claimed their first ever junior championship title after a comprehensive 13 point win over a spirited Cromane outfit at John Mitchels GAA complex last Sunday.
The Killarney side really brought their best form to this encounter, and Kerry senior panelist Erica McGlynn showed her scoring prowess with a grand haul of 2 goals and 7 points. McGlynn was a part of the Killarney senior championship side that claimed top honours a week previously, and she had able back up in the flying Anna Clifford who tormented the Cromane side all afternoon.
Fossa certainly didn’t have it all their own way in the first half. They did take an early lead with two McGlynn points, before Roisin Griffin levelled matters for Cromane with 2 efforts of her own. Cromane did have the benefit of a strong wind ,but Fossa were playing the better football and added 3 more points to push them 5-2 ahead. Cromane’s Hannah Joy pointed to leave 2 between the sides but Fossa responded once more with scores from McGlynn and Anna O’Reilly to push them 4 ahead. Fossa had their keeper Susan Ahern to thank as she pulled off a double save from Hannah Joy and Roisin Griffin but from the kick out Jodie Sheehan pushed the winners further ahead.
Cromane’s Anne Marie Healy replied with two points, one from a free before Julie Cronin scored Fossa’s final point of the half to leave it Fossa 0-9 to Cromane 0-5 at the half time break.
Fossa started the second half in flying form and scores a goal from Anna O’Reilly and a point from Anna Clifford. Cromane responded and added points from Ann Marie Healy and Eimear Burke. Fossa’s wing forwards Orlagh Dineen and Anna Clifford were instrumental in many of their attacks, with Mollie Kelly and Shelly Clifford also going well.
Further efforts from McGlynn and Sheehan put Fossa 1-12 to 0-7 ahead. Cromane fought back once more and Hannah Joy scored a good goal which was added to with a Sinead O Neill point however, Fossa were in command however, and 3 goals on the bounce from Erica McGlynn (2) and Shelly Clifford put them out of sight.
Sheehan and Cromane’s Roisin Griffin traded points but soon afterwards the final whistle sounded and Fossa emerged as champions. For the winners Amy Moriarty, Katie Talbot,Maud Kelly and Orla Moynihan were rock solid in defence, whilst McGlynn, Shelly and Anna Cliffiord and Jodie Sheehan also showed well throughout the game.
Cromane had excellent performances from Cora Joy, Roisin Griffin, and Ann Marie Healy.
Fossa team;Susan Ahern, Amy Moriarty, Katie Talbot, Orla Moynihan, Aoife Kissane, Kate Murphy, Maud Kelly, Anna O Reilly (1-1) Erica McGlynn (2-7) Anna Clifford (0-1) Mollie Kelly, Orlagh Dineen, Jodie Sheehan (0-3) Rebecca O Sullivan Shelly Clifford (1-0) Julie Cronin(0-1) Ana Bellew, Sara Sheehan, Grace Cahillane, Fiona Dineen, Tracey Coffey, Meave Bellew, Sadie Myers, Eimear Talbot, Holly Kennelly, Fiona Kissane, Ciara Griffin.