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Shannon Olympic A 4-1 Corofin Harps A
Weather conditions today were perfect for a football match. Corofin travelled to Olympic Park for this premiership fixture and it was the away side who settled on the ball faster and put the game to Olympic. A couple of high ball’s over the top by Tola Crowe to Shane Constable kept the Olympic defence on their toes and caused a few problems. Corofin worked hard and in the first 10 minutes were winning alot of 50/50s and second balls. Then on the 11th minute a free kick for Olympic in their own half saw BJ Cantillon step up. He played a dangerous ball into the box and Ray Quigley almost got on the end of it but his presence was enough to put off David Phillips who was unable to deal with it. 1 nil Olympic.
Shortly after the restart an attack by Corofin was defended well and Rory O’Connell the left back took the ball and carried forward on a great run his pass found Ryan Kelly who put in a great cross and found Adrian Carew in advanced position and his header powered into the net. 2-0 to Olympic at the break. Three minutes into the second half Corofin pulled a goal back and it was game on. Then on the 60th minute Adrian Carew made way for Jason Regan and he made a great impact. A great run through the middle then picked out Ryan Kelly out wide who put a great pass infront of Sean Burke who made no mistake to make it 3-1. Substitute Rachid Amallah got on the end of a great pass by Jay Regan and his shot was parried by David Phillips but Sean Burke was quickest to react as he took the ball in and played a perfectly weighted pass infront of Jason Regan who finished well in the 80th minute. Olympic defended well in the closing stages to earn an important and deserved three points.
Shannon Olympic: Pierce DeLoughrey, BJ Cantillon, Dean Power, David O’Flaherty, Rory O’Connell, Derek Maxwell, Adrian Carew, Stephen Dolan, Ryan Kelly, Sean Burke, Ray Quigley
Subs: Jason Regan for Adrian Carew, Wayne Regan for Dean Power, Rachid Amallah for Derek Maxwell