Charleville put 14 man Kenmare to the sword

Munster Junior Club Hurling Quarter-final
Charleville 1-13 Kenmare 0-5
By Jordan Murphy for
Charleville cruised to an emphatic eleven point win over Kenmare, in front of one of the biggest crowds seen at the Fr. Breen Park (Kenmare) in a number of years but a continuous downpour ruined the game as a contest.

Charleville got off to a dream start when wing forward Derry Murphy ran through the Kenmare defence, before placing James O' Brien, who billowed the Kenmare net. Charleville then tacked on three quick points, one from Derry Murphy and two from James O'Brien as they raced 1-3 to 0-0 clear inside the opening ten minutes.

Kenmare responded with a James Duncan point, their only score from play. Kenmare were dealt a mortal blow in the 11th minute, when midfielder Jimmy Wharton received a straight red card for a wild swing on Chareville's James O' Brien. Sean O' Regan scored four points from frees as Kenmare staged a mini comeback, but Charleville led by 1-7 to 0-5 at half time.

In the second half, with advantage of an extra man Charleville took over, adding on six further points. Conditions deteriorated due to heavy rain and it made hurling almost impossible. In fact Kenmare failed to score in the second half despite the best efforts of Alan O' Leary and Sean O' Regan who both struck wides, but this game was anti climax as Charleville with centre back Danny O' Flynn, wing back Barry McCarthy and forwards James O ‘Brien and Alan O' Connor, outstanding, advance to the Munster semi final.
J O' Brien 1-6 (0-3 frees), A Cagney 0.2, D Murphy, M Kavanagh, M Gammell, F O' Callaghan and A O' Connor 0-1 each.
Kenmare: S O' Regan 0-4 (0-4 frees), James Duncan 0-1.
S O' Connor, M O ‘ Flynn, C Fitzgerald, A Dennehy, B McCarthy, D O' Flynn, B Dennehy, M Gammell, J Casey, G Kelleher, D O' Sullivan A O' Connor, J O' Brien, D Murphy, M Kavanagh.
Subs: F O' Callaghan for J O' Brien, N O' Keeffe for M Gammell, P Gammell for A Dennehy all at 45 min. S Butler for M O' Flynn 54 min.

S Mac Gearailt, J Healy, D.J. Brennan, M Fitzgerald, P Moriarty, P O' Shea, A Crowley, K O' Sullivan, J Wharton, J Duncan, S O' Regan, T.P O' Connor, P O' Connor, L O' Shea, A O' Leary.
Subs: K Fitzgibbon for L O' Shea, S Duncan for S O' Regan 46 min. S Ryan for J Healy 50 min.

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)