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Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Leagues Wrap Up 2017-05-21 23:59:00


Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Football League Finals

Division 1 Semi Finals

Dr Crokes will play Austin Stacks in the Final after tonight’s Semi Finals

Dr Crokes 2-16                   Dingle 1-14

Austin Stacks 0-9              Firies 1-5


Division 2 Final

Listowel Emmets 3-9      Cordal/Scartaglen 1-11

In a hectic finish in Kileen on Sunday evening, Listowel Emmets snatched the Division 2 title with a goal from Lorcan Moloney. The winners had the better of the first half and goals from Devin McKenna and Eddie Brown helped them to a 2-7 to 0-5 half time lead. A penalty from Shay Walsh and a string of points saw Cord/Scart  complete a fine comeback to take the lead with five minutes to go but Moloney’s late goal secured the Division 2 title for the Listowel side.

Assistant Secretary of the County Committee Stephen O’Sullivan presented the winner’s shield to Emmets captain Ciaran Pierce while Kerry Minor Manger Peter Keane of Keanes Supervalu Killorglin presented the Man of the Match award to Listowel’s Eddie Browne


Division 3A Final

An Ghaeltacht 3-13         Fossa 2-15

An Ghaeltacht pipped Fossa by a single point in a free flowing game at Farranfore where Ruairí Ó Beaglaoich for Gaeltacht (2-7)and David Clifford for Fossa (2-10) gave exceptional displays of marksmanship right out of the top drawer.


An Ghaeltacht had the better start and led by 5 points to 3 when their  captain Adam Mac Amhlaoibh took a pass from Breanainn Ó Bric and shot to the net in the 12th minute. Fossa responded with points from David Clifford (2) and Emmet O’Shea and further points from Clifford and Eamonn Murphy left just a point between the sides at the 20th minute. Rúairi Ó Beaglaoich for the winners and David Clifford kicked some fine scores between them in the remaining time of the half and An Ghaeltacht had  a half time lead of 1-9 to 0-10.


 Ó Beaglaoich had his first goal soon after the break and Liam Ó Bambaire added a point before David Clifford uncharacteristically drove a penalty wide in the 35th minute. Clifford goaled soon after from a quick free and two further points saw the East Kerry side draw level – 2-10 to 1-13 – by the 40th minutr.  Ó Beagaloich had his second goal at the three quarter stage but again Clifford responded with a goal at the other end and the sides were level with five minutes to go before Ó Beaglaoich’s pointed free gave An Ghaeltacht victory.


Co. Board PRO John O’Leary presented the Div 3A Shield to winning captain Adam Mac Amhlaoibh and Seamus Kerrisk of Keanes Supervalu Killorglin presented the Man of the Match trophy to An Ghaeltacht’s Ruairí Ó Beaglaoich.


Scorers: An Ghaeltacht: Ruairí Ó Beaglaoich 2-7 (4 Frees), Adam Mac Amhlaoibh 1-0, Liam Ó Bambaire 0-3, Padraig Ó hÓgain, Aaron Ó Suilleabhain and Stephen Ó Conchúir 0-1 each.

Fossa: David Clifford 2-10 (1-5 frees), Cian O’Shea 0-2, Emmet O’Shea, Liam Buckley and Eamonn Murphy 0-1 each.


Division 3B Final

Kenmare 0-17                    Gneeveguilla    1-13 (AET)

It took extra time before Kenmare edged out Gneeveguilla at Glenflesk in the Div 3B Final. Patrick Warren’s goal gave Gneeveguilla a slender half time lead of 1-6 to 0-8 but the sides could not be separated in normal time when they finished 0-14 to 1-11. Kenmare outscored their opponents by 3 points to 2 in the Extra Time period.

Co Board Assistant Secretary Stephen O’Sullivan presented the Div 5 Shield to winning captain Micheál McCarthy and Aidan O’Sullivan  of Keanes Supervalu Killorglin presented the Man of the Match award to Kenmare’s Dylan O’Connor.


Division 4 Final

Finuge 4-15        Annascaul/Lispole 2-8

Annascaul/Lispole proved too strong for Finuge at Ballymacelligott in the Div 4 Final.

First half goals from Joe Kennedy, Killian Falvey and Robert O’Sullivan helped Annascaul/Lispole to a 3-6 to 0-4 half time lead and Rian O’Sullivan’s goal in the second half wrapped things up for the winners.

Christy Killeen of the County Committee presented the Div 4 Shield to winning captain Cathal Ferriter and Joe Sweeney, representing sponsors Keanes Supervalu Killorglin, presented the Man of the Match trophy to Annascaul/Lispole’s Gearóid Lyne.


Division 5 Final

Glenbeigh-Glencar-Cromane 1-13           St Marys/Renard 1-13    (AET)

Sometimes you just have to appreciate effort and desire in a game of football. Both sides in this evening’s county minor league Division 5 final had those ingredients in shovelfuls. The game ebbed and flowed and, in the end (after 90 hectic minutes), the tide is still out on who to crown as Division 5 champions. For now, both sets of players can be content with getting an extended applause from the large crowd in attendance at Glenbeigh GAA pitch this evening.

As for the football, well, the first half wasn’t great as both sides looked nervous in the slippery conditions. It was 0-3 apiece at half-time.

Renard/St Mary’s seemed to have gained the upper hand in the first ten minutes of the second half, outscoring Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane (GGC) by 0-4 to 0-1 to take a healthy 0-7 to 0-4 lead. The highlights here were two quickfire Rory O’Shea points after 40 minutes.

The hosts didn’t fade away though and stormed back in the next quarter kicking 1-4 without reply. The likes of Conor Sugrue, Dara Casey, and Oisin O’Connor laid the foundations for GGC revival. Sean Tadhg Sheahan was on hand to poach the goal from close range while Adrian O’Connor opened up and kicked some great points. Adrian, the GGC captain, led by example all evening kicking 0-8, five from play.

This purple patch left GGC in a good position leading by 1-8 to 0-7 with ten left. However, it was the visitors turn to up the ante and some good interplay from Eoghan McDaid and Robert Wharton set up Darragh O’Shea for a late goal to put one in it (1-8 to 1-7).

Muiris Fitzgerald tapped over a free to level it before an outstanding McDaid point looked as if it had won the title for Renard/St Mary’s.

We spoke too soon as captain Adrian O’Connor swung over a late point with his left to level matters again (1-9 each). GGC then had their chance to win it but a fierce Ethan Griffin drive was brilliantly saved by Cian Esmond in the Renard/St Mary’s goal.

We were going to need extra time to slice and dice this one.

The light stayed with us as the clock ticked past 9pm when extra time got underway. Again Renard/St Mary’s restarted the better and led by 1-11 to 1-10 at halftime in extra time. GGC’s lead score was expertly converted by Gearoid Griffin, his fourth point of the evening.

The second half of extra time was very stop-start but two more Adrian O’Connor points, his 7th and 8th of the night, edged GGC back in front with time almost up.

The last act (deep into injury time in extra time) of this fantastic tussle was a terrific run by Renard/St Mary’s full-back Blaine McCarthy. It ended with him being fouled 30m out and Muiris Fitzgerald was composed to kick over his fourth free of the evening. This ended the scoring in a mighty game of football at 1-13 apiece.

Referee Christy Crowley (who did very well throughout) blew up from the resultant kick-out and both sides got the ovation that they richly deserved.

They will have to do it all again at a later date.

Well done to both sides.


Scorers – Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane: Adrian O’Connor 0-8 (0-3f), Gearoid Griffin 0-4 (0-2f), Sean Tadhg Sheahan 1-0, Cathal Crosby 0-1.

Renard/St Mary’s: Darragh O’Shea 1-0, Muiris Fitzgerald 0-4f, Rory O’Shea 0-3, Eoghan McDaid 0-3 (0-2f), Ian Moriarty 0-1, Michael O’Leary 0-1, Robert Wharton 0-1.


Teams – Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane: Daniel Kelly (Glenbeigh/Glencar); Patrick Griffin (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Jack Clifford (Cromane), Jack O’Sullivan (Cromane); Maurice O’Connor (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Conor Sugrue (Cromane), Ethan Griffin (Cromane); Dara Casey (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Oisin O’Connor (Glenbeigh/Glencar); Liam Roche (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Shane Ahern (Cromane), Sean Tadhg Sheahan (Glenbeigh/Glencar); Cathal Crosby (Cromane), Gearoid Griffin (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Adrian O’Connor (Glenbeigh/Glencar, captain). Subs: Jack O’Shea (Cromane) for S Ahern 44m, Patrick Moroney (Cromane) for P Griffin (60m, extra time), Brice Dourieu (Cromane) for M O’Connor (70m, half time in extra time), S Ahern for D Casey (75m extra time).

Renard/St Mary’s: Cian Esmond (Renard); Jack Kelly (Renard), Blaine McCarthy (Renard), Brendan Kelly (Renard); Ian Moriarty (Renard), Oisin Moran (St Mary’s), Jack O’Mahony (St Mary’s); Muiris Fitzgerald (St Mary’s), Michael O’Leary (Renard, captain); Jim Sugrue (Renard), Rory O’Shea (St Mary’s), Liam Sugrue (Renard); Robert Wharton (Renard), Eoghan McDaid (Renard), Darragh O’Shea (St Mary’s).


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Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Leagues 


The remaining finals and the Division 1 semi finals of the Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Leagues are pencilled in for Friday evening with one final down for decision on Sunday. The following are the fixtures:


Division 1 - Semi finals - Austin Stacks v Firies in Connolly Park and Dingle v Dr Crokes in Dingle

Division 2 - Cordal/Scart v Listowel Emmets on Sunday at 6pm in Na Gaeil’s pitch in Killeen.

Division 3A – Fossa v An Ghaeltacht in Farranfore at 7pm

Division 3B – Gneeveguilla v Kenmare in Glenflesk at 7pm

Division 4 – Finuge v Annascaul/Lispole in Ballymac at 7pm

Division 5 - Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane v Renard/St Mary's in Glenbeigh at 7:30pm.