A dominant first half display saw Teemore claim the Kevin Courtney Garages Intermediate Championship title at Brewster Park this evening, the Shamrocks easing to a 3-07 to 0-04 victory over Coa.
This was a result that was never in doubt after Gerry Quinlan fisted home a second Teemore goal ten minutes before the break to leave it 2-5 to 0-02 at the interval, and although Coa battled hard in the second half, they never looked likely to launch a comeback.
Teemore started with Barry Owens partnering Hugh Brady at midfield with the duo coming up against Coa’s formidable pairing of Eoin Donnelly and Leon Carters.
Donnelly was to claim plenty of possession in the early stages for the O’Dwyers but they wasted a number of chances to get up and running with Teemore opening the scoring through a Liam Martin point from play.
Martin was one of the key figures in the opening period and as the half wore on Teemore began to take a firm grip on proceedings.
It was not until the 14th minute that they registered their second point through Damian Lee, and this was followed by a converted Martin free.
Teemore then had a great chance to open up a gap between the sides when they were awarded a penalty after Martin was bundled over. Goalkeeper Sean Curry strolled up to hit the spot kick but his effort hit the outside of the post as Coa survived.
Martin though was to make no mistake a minute later when he rose between two defenders to field before turning and firing a low shot to the back of the net as Teemore moved into a 1-03 to 0-00 lead.
At this stage Teemore were in complete control and John Fitzpatrick clipped over a point before Gerry Quinlan bagged a second goal for the Shamrocks.
Patrick McManus’ high hanging ball was contested by the Teemore full forward and he fisted to the net.
Coa finished the half with two points, Cathal Beacom slotting over their first score of the game in the 29th minute before Darren McQuade tagged on a point but the final say of the half came from Eoin McManus as Teemore held a comanding 2-5 to 0-02 half time advantage.
The second half was a scrappy affair with Cathal Beacom clipping over a free for Coa, which was the only score in the third quarter.
Declan Fitzpatrick banged over a point with his first touch of the game, having come on as a second half substitute, before Lee McQuade replied for Coa.
With three minutes to go Fitzpatrick then swooped for Teemore’s third goal as he tapped in from close range and Martin tagged on a late free to secure the title for the Shamrocks.