Cratloe (@1.53) vs Ennistymon (@2.87)
22-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Cratloe will win

Cratloe – Ennistymon Match Prediction | 22-09-2019 09:00

A pointed free by Paudge McMahon closed the gap before the Clare U-21 captain scored the games only goal to tie up the game.This sparked off a strong response from Cratloe and with Conor Ryan dominating at midfield, they created the chances that led to vital points from Paudge Collins, Cathal McInerney and Joe McGath.Clondegad tried hard to get back on terms but McMahon lacked support up front.In the semi-final, Cratloe will play Lissycasey. In a game of missed chances at Gurteen on Sunday evening, competition favourites Cratloe came out on top to progress to the semi-final stage of the U-21A Football Championship.Both sides were guilty of missed chances and this was particularly true of the winners in the opening half.Lining out without players of the calibre of Shane Brennan (injured) and Tony Kelly (absent due to Clare minor hurling commitments) was a huge blow to Clondegad.Cratloe led by three points at half-time and increased this to four early in the second half.

We will do two sessions this week and thats it. Theres a fallacy out there that Cratloe are flogging players to death but the truth is that we probably do less than most clubs. Enda Boyce did go off injured and thats a worry but other than that I think well be alright. The one thing we do is put more thought into our training sessions as we dont have many as clubs that just play football, Colm pointed out.

Cratloe:Jamie Joyce; Wes De Loughrey, Sean Hynan, Gerry Cooney; Pa Carey, Liam Markham, Enda Boyce; Conor Ryan, Shane Golden; Dean De Loughrey, Paudge Collins, Kane OShea; Cathal McInerney, Joe OConnor, Conor McGrath.Subs:Pa Sheehan for D De Loughrey and De Loughrey for OShea.Clondegad:Declan OLoughlin; Cormac Ryan, Brian Murphy, Conor Gavin; Joe Neylon, Declan Keane, Paul Flanagan; James Murphy, David Sheehan; Stephen Enright, Paudge McMahon, Shane Harkin; Patrick Glynn, Eoin Donlon, Liam Meaney.Subs:Kieran McCarthy for Sheehan and Eoin Glynn for P Glynn.

We have a very large panel which is good and means we can always leave the selection process until closer to the game. We can only really focus on one game and our total focus is now on the Cratloe game this Saturday, Noel concluded. We have been very competitive in a number of underage competitions in recent years, and we are continually trying to introduce younger players into our panel.

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So, we know the task ahead of us on Saturday is a very difficult task, but we are really looking forward to the challenge. Cratloe have a serious championship pedigree and they have always proven very difficult to beat in championship football, for any of the teams in Clare. We have come out the wrong side of a few championship games against Cratloe in recent years and we are very focussed in on this clash now.

No one would be surprised to see either of these two teams with Jack Daly in their possession in October, but for one of them that dream ends this weekend. Experience of how to handle this time of year can often be invaluable so the journey of the last 12 months will stand to Ennistymon no end. The fear for them is that they have been out of action now for a month, while Cratloe have had the perfect mixture of a free weekend and that morale boosting win over Clonlara.

St Breckans, who won last years U-21B title, led by a point five minutes from time. A trio of late scores from Eoin Cleary, Conor Cleary and Joe Curtin secured a place in the last four for Miltown. The penalty was won by Michel Malone following a superb run. Miltown qualified for the semi-final of the U-21A football championship following a narrow win over St Breckans in Ennistymon last Saturday. Curtin also scored from the spot against Kilrush the previous week.Five points behind at half-time, St Breckans fought back admirably in the second half.Goals from John Stack and Conor Cormican brought St Breckans right back into the game.However, those late Miltown points edged them into the semi-final.St Breckans were without both Michael Hogan (knee) and Cormac Hehir (appendix), who had featured in their quarter-final win over Kilmurry-Ibrickane. They will play Ennistymon in the semi-final at a date to be arranged.Both teams were playing their second U-21 championship games inside a week last week following first-round wins over Kilrush and Kilmurry-Ibrickane.Goals from Conor Cleary, set up by his twin brother Eoin, and a Joe Curtin penalty helped Miltown into a 2-2 to 0-3 half-time lead.

Ennistymon or Ennistimon (Irish: Inis Domin) is a country market town in County Clare, near the west coast of Ireland. A popular tourist spot, it has a typical Irish main street, with many traditional pubs. The town is connected to Ennis by the N85, continuing the settlement's main street. A bridge across the river leads to nearby Lahinch, on the N67 national secondary road. The River Inagh, with its small rapids known as the Cascades, runs through the town, behind the main street.

The child in question is now at the Workhouse Gate expecting to be admitted, if not it will starve. There is a little boy named Michael Rice of Lahinch aged about 4 years. He is an orphan, his father having died last year and his mother has expired on last Wednesday night, who is now about to be buried without a coffin!! -- Rob S. Unless ye make some provision for such.

Parish of Ennistymon[edit]

Two Bus ireann routes, 333 and 350, serve the town. There are a number of journeys each way daily. Route 350 links Ennistymon to Ennis, Lahinch, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin (where it is possible to connect with a ferry to the Aran Islands), Lisdoonvarna and Galway. Onward rail and bus connections are available at Ennis and Galway. Route 333 links the town to Kilfenora, Corofin, Miltown Malbay and Doonbeg.

Mark ODonnell. Miltown:Pdraig Queally; Eoin OBrien, David Cleary, Colin McGuane; Tiernn OFriel, Gearid Curtin, Donal Keane; Daragh McDonagh, Peter Cleary; Thomas Flynn, Michel Malone, Conor Cleary; Eoin Cleary, Joe Curtin, David Talty.Subs:Damien Lafferty for Thomas Flynn and Niall McGuane for Donal Keane.St Breckans:Craig Flanagan; Sen Howley, Michael Reddan, Dale Masterson; Noel McDonagh, Stephen Tierney, Adrian Nilan; John Paul Keating, Sen Cormican; Lorcan Mahon, Conor Cormican, Eanna Mulqueeny; John Stack, John Mooney.

Championship games are always very competitive, and we have had a four-week break between this game and the Cooraclare game in round two. Sometimes that can be of great benefit to you and other times it can count against you but this time it definitely gave us a chance to get bodies back fit and recovered, and were anxious to move on to the next round now, Noel confessed.