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Borris-Ileigh V Burgess 10/08/2013

Borris-Ileigh advanced to round 4 of the county championship with an accomplished performance against Burgess. Three goals in the last ten minutes for Burgess took the shine off of the Borris win but the men in maroon will be happy with their overall performance where they looked in control from start to finish. Burgess were slow to start and playing into a breeze they found themselves falling behind in the early staged of the game, relying on corner forward Eoin Hogan’s free taking ability to keep the score board ticking over. Borris had no difficulty in finding range with Conor Kenny on target and causing all kinds of trouble for Shane Maher. Brendan Maher showed his true class with points from play, from frees and two beautiful points from sideline cuts. Benny Harkin got in on the act in the 19th minute while Aidan Cowan popped over a fine score too. With Borris pulling away heading for the half time whistle Burgess needed to hold firm but their rearguard was broken when youngster Kieran Maher reacted quickest for a short finish to the back of the net for his 3rd championship goal in as many appearances. With the teams going in for the break the score stood at Borris 1-14 Burgess 0-07. The early stages of the second half saw some fine scores for either side. Mark Bourke opened his account with the first of his 4 second half points before Burgess breached the Borris defence to knock home their first goal. The middle section of the half saw tit for tat scores with Keith Ryan and Mark Bourke keeping the distance between the two sides. It was to be the last 10 minutes that saw the game burst into life with a great Burgess revival where they found the back of the net 3 times more to leave the Borris fans in the stand somewhat worried. Thankfully for Borris a 10 point lead and added points from Mark Bourke, Brendan Maher and substitute Matthew Stapleton was enough to see off the late rally and ended up victorious on a score line of 1-25 to 4-12. It was an important win with a strong performance. 4 goals will cause some bit of worry but the management but there was no problem with getting scores at the other end either. Brendan Maher gave a commanding performance at midfield finishing with 13 points. Paddy Stapleton swept up an amount of ball across the defence, while Conor Kenny was the target man in chief up front. Captain Mark Bourke also gave an accomplished performance chipping in with 4 points.  For Burgess it is the end of the road, for Borris-they await round 4 where they will play a defeated divisional finalist.

Team:  Jack Bourke, Martin Treacy, Philip Maher, Sean Maher, Thomas Fahy, Paddy Stapleton, Seamus Burke, Brendan Maher, Jody Harkin, Keith Ryan, Aidan Cowan, Mark Bourke, Benny Harkin, Conor Kenny, Kieran Maher. Subs: Martin Maher for Philip Maher(39th), Matthew Stapleton for Aidan Cowan (54th) minute.

Scores: Brendan Maher 0-13(0-06f, 0-02sl). Conor Kenny 0-04. Mark Bourke 0-04. Keith Ryan, Aidan Cowan, Benny Harkin, Matthew Stapleton all 0-01