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Electric Ireland Munster Minor Semi Final Kerry 1-13 Clare 1-7 2016-05-12 07:22:00

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi Final
Kerry 1-13 Clare 1-7

Kerry qualified for another Munster Minor Football final and a meeting with either Cork or Limerick on July 3rd following a semi final victory over Clare at Milltown Malbay this evening. While the Kingdom never looked like they were going to be beaten by the home side, nevertheless Peter Keane and his management team have plenty to work on in the lead-in to the final.
Kerry, who started with David Naughton replacing the injured Daniel O’Brien in the half back line, got the start they wanted when, after Ferdia O’Brien had opened the scoring in the opening minute, a mis-hit shot by David Clifford bounced off the Clare keeperMark Lillis and Rathmore’s Brian Friel was on hand to finish the rebound to the net in the fourth minute. David Clifford added to their tally before Clare’s Ciaran O’Donoghue opened his side’s account but further Kerry points from Sean O’Shea and Mark Ryan left Kerry leading by 1-4 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter.
David Clifford increased that lead to six points soon after before Clare hit back with Padraig Kelly pointing in the 20th minute and the impressive Joseph McCann finding the net soon after when a great blockdown by Graham O’Sullivan fell nicely for the full forward. Kelly pointed again from a long range free and Clare were just two adrift but Kerry finished the half on top with David Clifford and the impressive Sean O’Shea making it 1-7 to 1-3 at the break.
Kerry introduced Bryan Sweeney and David Shaw for Diarmuid O’Connor and O’Brien for the second half and Shaw was quickly on the scoreboard followed immediately by another point from David Clifford and lter Sean O’Shea with his third of the game. However, Kerry found it difficult to penetrate the Clare defence on a continuous basis and the scoring dried up during the middle third of the half before further points from Mike Breen, O’Shea again and David Shaw closed out the game.
Scorers:
Kerry:
David Clifford 0-4 (2Fr), Sean O’Shea 0-4 (1Fr), Brian Friel 1-0, David Shaw 0-2, Ferdia O’Brien, Mark Ryan, & Mike Breen 0-1 each.
Clare: Padraig Kelly 0-4 (3Fr), Joe McGann 1-0, Ciaran O’Donoghue and Darragh Bohannon 0-1 each.

Kerry Minors put their titles on the line
All Ireland minor champions Kerry, put their Munster and All Ireland titles on the line when they travel to Milltown-Malbay to play Clare in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA football semi final on this Wednesday evening at 7pm.

The Kerry management make two changes in personnel from the side that defeated Waterford in Round 1; Last year’s goalkeeper, Billy Courtney, replaces Seán Ó Lúing in goal and Michael Potts of Dr Crokes starts in the half back line in place of his clubmate David Naughton.
The team contains two of the starting fifteen from last year’s All Ireland final win over Tipperary, Billy Courtney and Sean O’Shea. Three subs who played in that final, Daniel O’Brien, Mike Breen and Graham O’Sullivan, also make the starting fifteen while Bryan Sweeney who also played in last year’s final, is included among the subs. Five of the St Brendans Killarney Hogan Cup winning team are included, Billy Courtney, Daniel O’Brien, Michael Potts, Dara Moynihan and David Clifford. The team is captained by Seán O’Shea of Kenmare.
It will be recalled that Kerry had a facile first round victory over Waterford while Clare surprised Limerick who then went on to knock out a Tipperary team that had put it up to Cork for long periods of their first round meeting. The winners of Wednesday’s game play Cork or Limerick in the Munster final on July 3rd.
A special late ferry will leave Killimer for Tarbert at 9:30 to cater for Kerry supporters returning to Kerry after the game.

Kerry V Clare Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Football Championship
The Kerry Minor Football Team to play Clare in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Semi Final in Milltown-Malbay on Wednesday next shows two changes in personnel from the side that defeated Waterford in Round 1; Last year’s goalkeeper, Billy Courtney, replaces Seán Ó Lúing in goal and Michael Potts of Dr Crokes starts in the half back line in place of his clubmate David Naughton.

The team, captained by Seán O’Shea of Kenmare is as follows:
1. Billy Courtney Dr. Crokes
2. Graham O'Sullivan Dromid Pearses
3. Niall Collins Listowel Emmets
4. Micheál Reidy Ballymacelligott
5. Michael Potts Dr. Crokes
6. Daniel O’Brien Glenflesk
7. Micheal Foley Ballydonoghue
8. Mike Breen Beaufort
9. Mark Ryan Rathmore
10. Dara Moynihan Spa
11. Sean O’Shea Kenmare
12. Diarmuid O'Connor Na Gaeil
13. Brian Friel Rathmore
14. David Clifford Fossa
15. Ferdia O'Brien Austin Stacks
Fir Ionaid

16. Sean Ó Lúing An Ghaeltacht
17. David Naughton Dr. Crokes
18. Bryan Sweeney Listowel Emmets
19. David Shaw Dr. Crokes
20. Tomás O'Connor Ballymacelligott
21. Kieran Dwyer St. Pats
22. Caolim Teahan Glenbeigh-Glencar
23. Dean Fitzgerald Rathmore
24. Stefan Okunbar Na Gaeil

Bainistíocht:
Bainisteoir: Peter Keane (St Marys)
Treanalaí: Chris Flannery and Padraig Murphy
Roghnoirí: Tommy Griffin (Dingle), James Foley (Kilcummin)

Liaison Officer: Christy Killeen

Additional Players on the Kerry Minor Panel
Fionán Mackessy Ardfert
Darren Casey St. Mary's
Karl Mullins Kerins O'Rahillys
Niall O'Donoghue Firies
Cormac Leane Milltown Castlemaine
Mikey O’Boyle Dingle
Johnny O'Sullivan Beale
Ciaran O'Connor Gneeveguilla

Rehabbing from Injury
Cormac Linnane Beale
Daragh Sugrue Tuosist

The team contains two of the starting fifteen from last year’s All Ireland final win over Tipperary – Billy Courtney and Sean O’Shea. Three subs who played in that final – Daniel O’Brien, Mike Breen and Graham O’Sullivan also make the starting fifteen while Bryan Sweeney who also played in last year’s final, is included among the subs.
Five of the St Brendans Killarney Hogan Cup winning team are included, Daniel O’Brien, Michael Potts, Dara Moynihan and David Clifford.