Senior Football Championship - Round 3 2017-07-09 22:40:00

Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship

South Kerry 1-13 Dingle 0-10

South Kerry pulled away in the third quarter of this lacklustre Garveys Superval Senior Football  Championship Round 3 game at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park this afternoon to claim a deserved place in the quarter finals against a Dingle side who were disappointing on the day .

The winners opened the scoring in the first attack through Breándán Kelliher but they were not to score for another twenty minutes . Bryan Sheehan equalised with a great long distance point in the 4th minute but that was his final act in the game as he limped off injured straight away. Still South Kerry made light of his absence hitting another five points without replywith Paul O’Donoghue and Ronan Hussey particularly effective up front. Barry O’Sullivan saw a great shot go just wide of the post for Dingle and Padraig O’Sullivan saved well from Paul Geaney but at the other end Ronan Hussey was on a 3 to 1 inside the Dingle defence but shot tamely wide when an offload would surely have brought a goal. In the last ten minutes of the half Paul Geaney tapped over three close in frees and the scoreboard looked healthier for Dingle at the break with South Kerry leading by just two points 6 to 4.

Paul Geaney and Dara O’Sullivan soon had the sides on level terms but with Killian Young, Brendan O’Sullivan and Ronan Hussey to the fore, South Kerry began to take a grip on the game and led by two at the three quarter stage 10 to 8. Graham O’Sullivan, just after he had pointed following a great pass from Killian Young, had his goal bound shot save at the expense of a 45 which Paul O’Donoghue converted and after Dara O’Sullivan replied, Ronan Hussey and Killian Young pointed to leave four points between the sides. Two minutes from time Paul O’Donoghue was hauled down in the square and Ronan Hussey gave Gavin Curran no chance from the penalty to copperfasten victory for the southern standard bearers.

Scorers: South Kerry: Ronan Hussey 1-5 (1-4 frees), Paul O’Donoghue 0-3 (2 frees), Ian Galvin 0-2, Graham O’Sullivan, Killian Young and Bryan Sheehan 0-1 each. Dingle: Paul Geaney 0-5 (4 frees), Dara O’Sullivan 0-2, Cathal Bambury, Breandán Kelliher, Mikey Geaney (free) and Cathal Bambury 0-1 each.