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Ruan make winning start in Intermediate Champ

posted Jun 15, 2011, 2:53 PM by Unknown user

Ruan   1-9   Bodyke   1-6

A strong finish saw Ruan, last year’s beaten finalists, get their intermediate championship campaign off to a good start when they overcame the challenge of Bodyke at Clooney on Saturday evening. 
The sides were level with ten minutes remaining but Ruan proved the stronger side in the closing stages.
Helped by a goal from Ian Molloy, the East Clare side enjoyed a slight upperhand in the first half on a day when both sides were guilty of bad misses, especially from placed balls.  It was 1-3 to 0-3 in Bodyke’s favour at half time.
Brendan Lyons was the winner’s top scorer, contributing 1-2 from play. His pace caused huge problems for Bodyke.
With the teams on level terms inside the final quarter, a share of the spoils looked a possibility but Ruan put in a strong finish and fired over three points for victory.

Pakie Roughan; Gary Bell, Niall O’Connor, Leon Quirke; Padraig Guthrie, Jonathon Clohessy, Dara Roughan; Killian Ryan (0-1), Tadhg Hanrahan; Aidan Lynch (0-1), Eoin Hanrahan (0-1), Caimin Howard (0-1); Michael Vaughan (0-1), John Punch (0-2), Brendan Lyons (1-2).
Subs: Damian Brohan for L Quirke.
Bodyke: Seamus Ryan; Keith O’Donnell, Caimin Treacy, Shane Walsh; Colin Molloy, Colm Madden, Paul Boland; PJ Kelleher, Manus Maguire; John Fitzgerald, Ciaran Walsh, Sean Doyle; Ian Molloy (1-0), Keith Quigley (0-4) Danny Maguire (0-2).
Subs: Oisin Molloy for M Maguire; Brian O’Grady for Fitzgerald.