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Garvey's SuperValu SFC Quarter Finals 2017-09-24 20:50:00

Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship Quarter Finals – Sunday

Holders, and All Ireland Club champions, Dr Crokes, are through to the Semi Finals of the Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football Championship  following a five points victory over Kenmare Shamrocks while South Kerry are back in the semi finals following a hard earned victory over Rathmore in the other quarter final played at Fitzgerald Stadium this afternoon.

South Kerry 0-15 

Rathmore 0-12

South Kerry are through to the semi finals of the Garvey's SuperValu Senior Football championship following a three points victory over Rathmore in the second game at Fitzgerald Stadium but they were left sweating on the fitness of Bryan Sheehan after the Kerry star limped out of the action five minutes from the break. A scoring burst midway through the second half during which they kicked four unanswered points turned out to be the difference between two evenly matched sides and Rathmore were left to bemoan the early loss of talisman John Moynihan with a leg injury.

South Kerry were quickly into their stride with four points from play inside the opening 7 minutes with Shane Ryan, who was a handful for Mark Griffin throughout, pointing two frees in reply. George O’Keeffe, Donal O’Sullivan and Ryan with another free gave Rathmore the lead for the first time by the 20th minute but Ronan Hussey levelled just before Sheehan departed the scene in the 23rd minute. The Ryan brothers, Shane and Mark gave Rathmore a two point lead but the impressive Robert Wharton and a fine effort from Daniel Daly, who finished with four points from play, saw the sides retire on level terms at the break on 7 points apiece.

The sides exchanged points twice on the resumption before that purple spell by the Divisional side that saw Daniel Daly (0-2) Matthew O’Sullivan, who worked tirelessly in the second half, and Niall O’She give South Kerry a 13 points to 9 lead by the 20th minute of the half.

Padraig O’Sullivan saved a close range effort by Rathmore with Shane Ryan pointing the resultant free but Brendan O’Sullivan replied with a fine point for the southerners before Paul Murphy, operating in the half forward line, gave Rathmore hope with two quick points to half the deficit with four minutes of normal time remaining. However a fine pointed free from Paul O’Donoghue was the insurance score for the winners who finished the game with 14 men after Paul O’Sullivan received a second yellow card.


South Kerry: Daniel Daly 0-4, Matthew O’Sullivan 0-3, Brendan O’Sullivan and Ronan Hussey (0-1 free) 0-2 each, Robert Wharton, Paul O’Donoghue (free), Graham O’Sullivan  and Niall O’Shea 0-1 each.

Rathmore: Shane Ryan 0-5, frees), George O’Keeffe and Paul Murphy 0-2 each, Mark Ryan, Donal O’Sullivan, Cathal Murphy 0-1 each.