Dr CROKES B gave a solid performance at Farranfore on Sunday to regain the O'Sullivan Cup. A strong wind spoiled the game from a spectators' point of view.
Crokes played against the wind in the first half and some strong defensive play as well as poor shooting by the opposition saw Crokes behind by only two points at the break on the score of 0-3 to 0-1.
Crokes' supporters were feeling fairly confident as a result, and their confidence was justified as Crokes made good use of the wind in the second half. Scartaglin opened the second half with a point to forge three points
ahead. Shortly after Jerry O'Leary emerged from a ruck of players to tuck a good shot to the roof of the net for a fine equalising goal.
A point from Pat O’Connor put Crokes into the lead for the first time. A Josie O'Donoghue free from about 40 metres ended up in the net and the writing was on the wall for the opposition. With Josie O'Donoghue and Pat O’Connor catching everything at midfield the Crokes' forwards had a monopoly of possession and tacked on some good points from play from C. Murphy, Pat a Shea, and Jerry O'Shea.
This was a fine team performance by Crokes with every man playing his part, even though special mention is in order for J. Donoghue, N. Leahy, E. Ryan, J. Leahy, M. Walsh, C, Murphy and P. Shea.
Our congratulations then to the team and substitutes as well as to mentors M Harmon, M.Cooper, V. Sweeney, T. McCarthy and T. Murphy, who have worked hard all the year.