K/K shredded by Cool’ class

FIREWORKS were expected in the second of the Aidan Bracken Building Design SHC semi-finals at O’Connor Park on Sunday afternoon, however, we’d to be content with the smouldering embers of a damp camp fire as clinical Coolderry crushed rudderless Kilcormac/Killoughey by an emphatic eleven points, 3-14 to 1-9.

FIREWORKS were expected in the second of the Aidan Bracken Building Design SHC semi-finals at O’Connor Park on Sunday afternoon, however, we’d to be content with the smouldering embers of a damp camp fire as clinical Coolderry crushed rudderless Kilcormac/Killoughey by an emphatic eleven points, 3-14 to 1-9.

The reigning champions, holders of 28 titles, progress to meet Birr and it will be the first final meeting between the clubs since they contested three successive showdowns between 2004 & ’06 – Coolderry winning in ’04 and Birr winning the remaining two (’06 following a replay).

Ken Hogan’s slick moving charges laid the foundations for glory with a devastating first half performance in which Cathal Parlon, Damien Murray and Martin Corcoran netted goals, giving them a commanding 3-6 to 0-6 interval cushion.

See this week’s Offaly Express for full report