Newcestown hosted Bantry in the Premier 2 Division 1 of minor football league on Saturday 16 March 2013.
Bantry were the better team in the first half and lead by 0-8 (0-6 from frees) to 0-4 (0-1 from a free) at half time.
Newcestown’s defense had the upper hand in the second half with good displays from Gerard Collins and Lee O’Donovan while Murt Kennelly impressed in the forward line. The old adage “goals win matches” held true in this game. With 5 minutes to go, Darragh Curran gathered the ball in mid field and passed it quickly to Cian Healy who headed straight for goal and laid it off to Jason Jordan who stuck the ball in the net.
Full time score: Newcestown 1-10 (1-7 from play) Bantry 0-11 (0-8 from frees).
Newcestown team: Cathal Clarke, Shane O’Donovan, Lee O’Donovan, Ryan Collins, Niall Murray (0-1), Michéal McSweeney, Luke Meade, Liam O’Mahony, Greg Murphy, Darragh Curran (0-1), Jason Jordan (1-0), Oisín Collins, Cian Healy (0-4, 0-3 from frees), Murt Kennelly (0-2), Jack O’Toole (0-2).
Subs used: Eugene Courtney, Gerard Collins, Paul O’Sullivan