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Garvey's Supervalu SFC Qualifer St Brendans 3-14 Shannon Rangers 2016-03-25 22:28:00

Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Qualifier
St Brendan's 3-14 Shannon Rangers 3-5

St Brendan's advanced to the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship Draw with an emphatic victory over a very disappointing Shannon Rangers side at a wet and windy Austin Stack Park tonight. The winners, who enjoyed the Lion’s share of the possession throughout, had their passage to the draw proper more or less guaranteed by the break at which stage they enjoyed an 8 points lead and despite the North Kerry side getting in for three good goals in the second half there was never a hint of a full recovery.

The winners were into their stride from the throwin and led by 4 points to 1 at the end of the first quarter thanks to three James Duggan pointed frees and Kieran Hurley also saw his shot from close range taken off the Ranger’s goaline by Shane Enright in the second minute.
Both sides were guilty of some poor shooting and the crossfield wind did not help but David Griffin had a great chance of a goal for Brendans in the 20th minute but again the goal bound shot was smothered at close range by a defender. St Brendans were running at the Rangers defence at every chance and after James Duggan pointed twice, Ivan Parker cut in from the right to give Sean Dee no chance in the Rangers goal. Kevin Enright had a chance to reply at the other end but his shot was blocked by a despairing tackle and St Brendans went to the half time break 1-7 to 0-2 in the lead.

St Brendans took up where they left off in the second half and hit three points on the trot and after Paul Kennelly pointed for Rangers, Mikey Boyle fielded a long delivery from Shane Enright and drove past Eoghan O’Brien for a fine goal in the 41st minute. The margin was now six points, but James Duggan, Kieran Hurley and David Culhane pointed in quick succession for St Brendans before Rangers put a better complexion on the scoreboard with David Culhane and Mikey Boyle pointing and then Paul Kennelly goaled to leave the score 1-13 to 2-5 in the 58th minute. Michael Griffin had a fine individual goal for Brendans on the hour and as both sides relaxed on the marking, Darragh Keane for Rangers and Darren Wallace for St Brendans had goals to give ate attendance something to shout about.

Scorers: St Brendans: James Duggan 0-7 (6 frees), Ivan Parker and Michael Griffin 1-1 each, Darren Wallace 1-0, Kieran Hurley 0-2,Jack Barry, David Griffin and Kevin Shanahan 0-1. Shannon Rangers: Paul Kennelly 1-2, Mikey Boyle 1-1 (0-1fr), Darragh Keane 1-0, Kiki Mulvihill 0-1 free.
Shannon Rangers started with Shane O’Connor replacing Ambrose Lanigan.
Shannon Rangers
1 Sean Dee Beale
2 Shane Enright Tarbert
3 Jason Foley Ballydonoghue
4 Danny Wrenn Tarbert
5 David Culhane Ballylongford
6 Ambrose Lanigan (captain) Tarbert
7 Jack Gogarty Ballydonoghue
8 Jeremy King Beale
9 Kevin Enright Tarbert
10 Ger O’Gorman Beale
11 Barry O’Grady Ballyduff
12 Tommy Kennelly Ballydonoghue
13 Kiki Mulvihill Ballylongford
14 Paul Kennelly Ballydonoghue
15 Mikey Boyle Ballyduff
Fir Ionaid:
16 Darragh O’Shea Ballydonoghue
17 Diarmuid Behan Ballydonoghue
18 Andy Doherty Tarbert
19 Eoin O’Carroll Asdee
20 Joe McCarthy Ballylongford
21 Shane O’Connor Tarbert
22 Darragh Sheehy Ballydonoghue
23 Conor Kennelly Ballydonoghue
24 Eddie Mangan Ballylongford
25 Darragh Keane Asdee
26 Daniel Ellis Beale
27 Jack Goulding Ballyduff
28 Evan Doyle Ballyduff
29 Tom Joy Beale
30 Martin Collins Asdee
Bainisteori: Liam Weir (Ballylongford), Mike Holly (Tarbert)
Treanálaí: Paudie Dillon (Duagh), John Holly (Tarbert)

St Brendan's
1. Eoghan O’Brien Churchill
2. Michael Brennan Churchill
3. Laurence Bastible John Mitchels
4. Eoghan Courtney Ardfert
5, Michael Griffith Na Gaeil
6. Andrew Barry Na Gaeil
7. Paul McMahon (C) St Pats
8. Jack Barry Na Gaeil
9. Kevin Shanahan Ardfert
10.David Griffin Ardfert
11.Shane O’Connor John Mitchels
12.Brendan Poff St. Pats
13.Ivan Parker Churchill
14.Kieran Hurley St. Pats
15.James Duggan St Pats
Fir Ionaid
16.Nicky O’Sullivan Ardfert
17.Trevor Wallace Ardfert
18.Dara Carmondy Na Gaeil
19.William Hurley St Pats
20.Darren Wallace Ardfert
21.Matt Finnerty Churchill
22.Cathal Rodgers Churchill
23.Stefan Okonber Na Gaeil
24.Bobby O’Regan Ardfert
25.Iarla Courtney Ardfert
26.Fionán Mackessey Ardfert
27.Adrian Greaney St Pats
Bainisteoir: Richard Barrett (Na Gaeil)
Róghnoirí: J.P.Daly (Churchill), Brendan Courtney (Ardfert), Adrian Greaney (St Pats)

Senior Football Championship Qualifier

The final place in the Garveys Supervalu Senior Football Championship draw is up for grabs at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Friday evening next (7:30) when St Brendans and Shannon Rangers meet in the Senior Football Championship Qualifier.

These two sides were deemed to be the lowest of the Divisional sides when results were taken into account over the last five years and so they play off to decide who goes through to the Championship draw proper.

Getting a suitable date this year for the game, the first of such playoffs, was always going to be difficult but from this year’s championship on, it is intended to fix such games in conjunction with the latter rounds of the championship. Picking a winner for the Good Friday clash is hardly going to be an easy task and it boils down to whoever has the most preparation done in the time available