Senior Football Championship - Round 2B 2017-05-26 22:32:00

Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship - Round 2B


West Kerry 0-14 to 0-13 St. Kieran’s


Played in a misty but calm Gallarus on Friday evening West Kerry kept their County Championship hopes alive with a win in the second round of the Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry Senior Football Championship, West Kerry 0-14 to 0-13 St. Kieran’s.


West Kerry opened the scoring with a point from play from PJ Mac Láimh. St. Kieran’s followed this with a point from play from Philip O’Connor. Jason Hickson with a point from play and Dara Ó Sé with a point from a free kick gave West Kerry a two point lead after 10 minutes. Philip O’Connor kicked a point from a free for St. Kieran’s and Dara Ó Sé with a point from a free kick for West Kerry meant that after 15 minutes gone in the first half in Gallarus the scoreboard read, West Kerry 0-4 to 0-2 St. Kieran’s.


Shortly after the quarter mark West Kerry's Tomás Mac an tSaoir made a great save from St. Kieran’s James Walsh to deny them a certain goal. West Kerry broke up field and after good work by Roibeárd Ó Sé and Declan O’Sullivan, Dara Ó Sé kicked a point from play for West Kerry. Philip O'Connor kicked a point from a free kick for St. Kieran’s and Declan O’Sullivan kicked a point from play for West Kerry.


West Kerry’s Dara Ó Sé hit a powerful shot when he was through on goal, but the upright denied him and saved St. Kieran’s. West Kerry gathered the rebound and won a free kick which Dara Ó Sé duly kicked over the bar. Seán Mícheál Ó Conchúir kicked a point from play for West Kerry and St. Kieran’s responded with a point from play from Eamon Kiely. Dara Ó Sé kicked a point from a free kick for West Kerry and James Walsh with a point from a free kick for St. Kieran’s was the last score of the first half. When Referee Michael Hennessy blew the half time whistle in Gallarus the scoreboard read, West Kerry 0-9 to 0-5 St. Kieran’s.


Philip O'Connor opened the scoring in the second half with a point from play for St Kieran’s, this was closely followed with a James Walsh point from a free kick. St. Kieran’s reduced the West Kerry lead to one point with another James Walsh point from a free kick. West Kerry responded with points from play from Seán Mícheál Ó Conchúir and PJ Mac Láimh. St. Kieran’s reduced West Kerry’s lead to one point with points from play from Mike Finnegan and Adam Barry. With 15 minutes gone in the second half in Gallarus the scoreboard read, West Kerry 0-11 to 0-10 St. Kieran’s.


Shortly after James Walsh levelled the game for St. Kieran’s with a point from a free kick. West Kerry responded with points from play from PJ Mac Láimh and Dara Ó Sé to go two ahead. Another James Walsh point from a free kick was cancelled out by a Declan O’Sullivan point from play. West Kerry’s Roibeárd Ó Sé was making his presence felt in midfield and after he fielded a kick out the ball found its way to Declan O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan beat his man but saw his goal bound shot brilliantly saved by St. Kieran’s keeper Sean Óg Ó Ciardubhain. St. Kieran’s took heart from this and West Kerry’s lead was reduced to one point after another Philip O’Connor point from a free kick. In injury time St. Kieran’s went searching for the equaliser but good defending from West Kerry saw them pushed back. With time running out they won a 45 but unfortunately for St. Kieran’s Sean Óg Ó Ciardubhain’s kick sailed just wide. When Referee Michael Hennessy blew the full time whistle in Gallarus the scoreboard read, West Kerry 0-14 to 0-13 St. Kieran’s.


With this win Paul Quinn’s West Kerry now progress to Round 3 of the Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry Senior Football Championship.


West Kerry: Tomás Mac an tSaoir (An Ghaeltacht), Colm Ó Muircheartaigh (An Ghaeltacht), Cathal Ó Lúing (An Ghaeltacht), Gearoid Mac Gearailt  (Castlegregory), Pádraig Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Gareth Noonan (Lispole), Andrew Finn (Annascaul), Roibeárd Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Jason Hickson (0-1) (Annascaul) , Tomás Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), Dara Ó Sé (0-6, 4fr) (An Ghaeltacht), PJ Mac Láimh (0-3) (An Ghaeltacht), Declan O Sullivan (0-2) (Lispole), James Crean (Annascaul), Seán Micheál Ó Conchúir (0-2) (An Ghaeltacht) Fir Ionaid: Timmy Moriarty  (Castlegregory), Cathal Ferriter (Annascaul)


St. Kieran’s: Sean Óg Ó Ciardubhain (Cordal), John O Connor (Currow), Dan O Sullivan (Currow), Shane Fitzmaurice (Brosna), Padraig Reidy (Scartaglin), Eamon Kiely (0-1) (Brosna), Bryan Leonard (Desmonds), Seamus Scanlon (Currow), James Walsh (0-5, 5fr) (Knocknagoshel), Daniel Murphy (Scartaglin), Philip O Connor (0-5, 3fr) (Cordal), Timmy Finnegan (Brosna), Mike Mc Carthy (Currow), Aidan Breen (Ballymacelligot), Adam Barry (0-1) (Brosna) Fir Ionaid: Cian O Connor (Desmonds), Tom Mc Golderick (Brosna), Mike Finnegan (0-1) (Brosna), Vinney Horan (Ballymacelligot), Thomas O Connor (Ballymacelligot)