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Keanes Supervalu Killorglin County MFC QF 2014-08-06 10:00:00

Mid Kerry, Dingle and An Ghaeltacht have joined Dr Crokes in the Quarter Finals of the Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor County Championship following four very well contested Quarter finals.

Mid Kerry 3-10 East Kerry 3-17 

Played in superb conditions in Glenbeigh on Thursday evening East Kerry proved too strong for Mid Kerry in the Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Championship Quarter Final.

Liam Carey opened the scoring for the home-side but Paudie Clifford responded for East Kerry before a goal and a point for Carey had Mid Kerry four points to the good. D.J. Murphy was Black Carded for East Kerry but a goal for the visitors by Padraig De Brún, followed by 1-1 from young David Clifford and a point from Kerry Minor goalkeeper Shane Ryan, who scored eight points in all, had East Kerry four points clear. Both sides were then reduced to 14 players as tempers flared but East Kerry finished the half strongly scoring 1-2, the goal from David Clifford, to two points in reply from Caolim Teahan and Liam Carey. At the break it was 3-7 to 1-7 for East Kerry.

Mid Kerry needed an early response on the resumption and got it when David Costelle goaled to half the deficit. However, the winners responded with three points from Shane Ryan, Ronan Buckley and Conor Culloty to restore their six point advantage. Liam Carey and Shane Ryan swapped points twice before John Tyther’s goal gave Mid Kerry some hope, but the homeside’s dreams of a semi final place soon faded as East Kerry scored five points without reply, three from the boot of Shane Ryan, to book their place in the semi finals.

Teams and Scorers: 
Mid Kerry; 
Paudie McMahon (Cromane), Mike Breen (Beaufort), Aidan Cox (Laune Rangers), Gavin Evans (Keel), Eoin O’Brien (Miltown/Castlemaine), David Roche (Miltown/Castlemaine), Brendan Cronin (Beaufort), Daniel MacBeth (Capt. Laune Rangers), Tommy Cahill (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Danny Healy (Beaufort), Liam Carey (Beaufort,1-09, 6Fr), John Tyther (Laune Rangers, 1-0), Caolim Teahan (Glenbeigh/Glencar, 0-1), Jonathan O’Sullivan (Miltown/Castlemaine), David Costello (Laune Rangers, 1-0).
Subs: Jamie Clifford (Laune Rangers) for Aidan Cox, Cathal O’Connor (Miltown/Castlemaine) for Caolim Teahan, Niall O’Connor (Beaufort) for Danny Healy and Daniel Griffin (Glenbeigh/Glencar) for David Costello.

East Kerry; Conor McCarthy (Legion), Shane Courtney (Glenflesk), D J Murphy (Gneeveguilla), Darren Brosnan (Gneeveguilla, 0-1), Rob Leane (Legion), Daniel O’Brien (Glenflesk), James O’Donoghue (Firies), Matt Rennie (Fossa), Shane Ryan (Rathmore, 0-8, 5Fr), Lee O’Donoghue (Glenflesk, 0-01), Paudie Clifford (Fossa 0-1), Padraig de Brún (Capt; Firies, 1-1), Ronan Buckley (Listry, 0-2), David Clifford (Fossa 2-1), Donal Lyne (Legion, 0-1)
Subs: Conor Culloty (Legion, 0-1) for Philip Casey, Dara Doherty (Legion) for Rob Leane, and William Courtney (Firies) for Padraig De Brún.

Referee: Brendan Griffin (Clounmacon)

Shannon Rangers 0-10 Dingle 0-15

On Thursday evening in ideal weather conditions Shannon Rangers played Dingle in O’Rahilly Park Ballylongford in the Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Championship. There were 7 Kerry minors on duty; 5 for Dingle and 2 for Shannon Rangers. 

Shannon Rangers were first on the scoreboard with a Micheal Foley point but the visitors then went ahead with points from Gareth Hickey Brosnan, Conor Ó Geibheannaigh and Cathal Ó Bambaire. Rangers missed a free before equalising with points from Kieran Lynch and Jack Gogarty with 10 minutes gone. Dingle's Barra Ó Suilleabhain then made a great save under the crossbar from a Rangers free kick and as play went from end to end with both sets of backs having the better of exchanges the home side unlucky not to find the net on two occasions. Gareth Hickey Brosnan and Cathal Ó Bambaire exchanged points with Jack Foley and Andy Doherty to leave the score all square at 5 points each. In the 25th minute Dingle hit the post but had won a free which was converted by their full forward Conor Ó Geibheannaigh for his second point. Three more points from Gareth Hickey Brosnan,Cathal Ó Bambaire and midfielder Marc Ó Conchuir made it 0-9 to 0-5. A free for Rangers was put out for a 45 and Kieran Lynch made no mistake to leave the half-time score 0-9 to 0-6 in favour of Dingle.

After the restart we went 15 minutes without a score with missed chances for both sides but Kerry minor Barra Ó Suilleabhain was dictating play from midfield for the visitors. The home side, who had plenty of possession, kicked some dreadful wides from frees as Cathal Ó Bambaire pointed two frees for Dingle followed by a great long range point for Jack Goulding. Sean Carrig made a brilliant double save for Rangers who then broke up field for Darragh Sheehy to convert a free to leave three points between the sides, 0-11 to 0-8. Both sides missed frees before Marcas Aghais and Darragh Sheehy swapped points with 55 minutes gone. Tomás Ó Suilleabhain and Cathal Ó Bambaire added points for Dingle and Darragh Sheehy raised the last white flag for Rangers. With time up Dingle won a penalty which Cathal Ó Bambaire put over the bar to leave the final score; Dingle 0-15 Shannon Rangers 0-10. 

It was a very enjoyable game to watch with Dingle the better team on the night. Both sets of backs played very well. Shannon Rangers will be disappointed with the number of frees they missed and were unlucky not to hit the net on two occasions when their last pass let them down. Dingle's Barra Ó Suilleabhain and Cathal Ó Bambaire were both contenders for Man of the Match.

Shannon Rangers;
 Darragh Sheehy 0-3, Kieran Lynch 0-2, Jack Gogarty, Jack Foley, Jack Goulding,Micheal Foley and Andy Doherty 0-1 each. Dingle; Cathal Ó Bambaire 0-8, Gareth Hickey Brosnan 0-3, Conor Ó Geibheannaigh 0-2,Marc Ó Conchuir agus Tomas Ó Suilleabhain 0-1 each.

Dr Crokes 0-14 South Kerry 0-13

Con Keating Park Caherciveen was the venue for the Keanes Supervalu Minor County Football Championship Quarter Final on Wednesday evening between South Kerry and Dr. Crokes and what a thriller it turned out to be on a beautiful evening for football.
South Kerry started brightly and had three points on the scoreboard within three minutes through Diarmuid Keating (2 frees) and Sean O’Sullivan from play. Crokes began to get more into the game and in fact scored six points without reply between the fifth and the thirteenth minute, however South Kerry scored three points to level the score by the twentieth minute. Crokes dominated the remainder of the half and led by 0 – 10 to 0 – 07 at half time.

South Kerry had the better of the play in the second half and outscored Crokes by 5 points to 2 to bring the game into extra time. The score at the end of normal time was 0 – 12 each.

Both teams found scores hard to come by in extra time. Crokes played into the town goal in the first half of extra time and scored a point through substitute Billy Courtney after 3 minutes. South Kerry sub Darren Casey equalised on 8 minutes and man of the match, Michael Burns then put Crokes in front again with a pointed free almost immediately after that. Believe it or not that was the last score of the game as there was no score in the second half of extra time. South Kerry dominated the first five minutes of the second period of extra time but had four wides on the trot and while they had the lion’s share of the possession they found the Crokes backs in a defiant mood and the Killarney side held out to win on the score of 0 – 14 to 0 – 13.

Dr. Crokes: 
Jordan Kiely and Michael Burns, (0-5 each), David Naughton, Gavin White and Billy Courtney (0-1 each).
South Kerry: Diarmuid Keating and Sean O’Sulivan, (0-4 each), Anthony Cournane,(0-3) and Sam Dwyer (0-2).

Spa 3-10 An Ghaeltacht 2-13

In the remaining quarter final played in Spa, An Ghaeltacht, who trailed by 1-7 to 1-4 at the break, came from behind to edge out Spa by the minimum margin in a thriller and now join Dr Crokes, Dingle and East Kerry in the semi finals.