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Castleisland Desmond 1-10    Glenbeigh-Glencar 2-13

The 2017 Junior All Ireland champions Glenbeigh/Glencar came to play Desmonds today in Castleisland in Round 2 Division 1 of the Kerry County League.

This game was played in brilliant sunshine in front of a large crowd in Castleisland, and after twelve minutes of play, the home side were leading by 1- 5 to 0-01, playing with a strong breeze with Desmonds’ Graham O'Connor scoring 1-01 from play and Cian O'Connor 0-02 and a point each from Maurice Hickey and club captain, Thomas Hickey, to Glenbeigh/ Glencar scoring a point from Kieran Courtney.  However, credit to the visitors they did not panic and they scored two points from Gavan O'Grady and Tommy Cahill with ten minutes left in the half.  Thomas Hickey scored a point from play and that was his last action, as he
came off injured to be replaced by Kieran Brennan, with further points for the visitors in Daniel Griffin, Colin McGillicuddy and Gavan O'Grady. Desmonds went in at half time leading by 1-06 to 0-07.

The second half saw Glenbeigh-Glencar take full advantage of the strong wind and this was to see them take the lead with fourteen minutes played in the second half, at 1-07 to           0-11, with scorers Daniel Griffin, Stephen O'Sullivan, Pa Kilkenny and Tommy Cahill.  
During this period of the game, the visitors were well on top in this game and they got two goals from Gavan O'Grady and Pa Kilkenny to lead 2-12 to 1-08 with six minutes left in game and the home side were looking at a second defeat in this year’s league.  Desmonds tried hard to get into this game, but with only four points scored in the second half, it was to see them lose this game by 2-13 to 1-10.