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Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football Championship Round 1 2014-07-08 10:20:00

Dingle proved too strong for the visitors West Kerry in Páirc an Ághasaigh this evening in the Keanes Minor Football Championship Round 1 game. Playing with the aid of the breeze in the first half Dingle with their County Players leading the way went in at half time Dingle 0-14 to West Kerry 0-2. Conor Geaney, Tom O’Sullivan, Luke McLarnon, Matthew Flaherty, Mark O’Connor, Cathal Sheehy, Garret Hickey Brosnan and Tomás Sheehy were Dingle’s scorers. West Kerry scores came from Dara Brosnan and Brian Rayle.

Dingle added six more points in the second half through Barry O’Sullivan, Patrick Sheehy, Garret Hickey Brosnan, Conor Geaney and Tom O’Sullivan. West Kerry battled bravely but Dingle were too strong for the Divisional side. When Referee Tadhg Ahern from Listry blew for the final whistle the scoreboard read Daingean Uí Chúis 0-20 to West Kerry Board 0-2.
Daingean Uí Chúis: Luke Wallace, Mikey Boyle, Conor O’Sullivan, Tomás O’Sullivan, Aidan O’Connor, Tom O’Sullivan (0-3), Patrick Sheehy (0-1), Barry O’Sullivan (0-1fr), Mark O’Connor (0-1), Cathal Sheehy (0-1), Matthew Flaherty (0-1), Tomás Sheehy (0-1), Conor Geaney (0-6, 3fr), Garret Hickey Brosnan (0-3), Luke McLarnon (0-2) Subs: Mark Ashe, Fin Matthews, Ruadhán McCarthy, Mikey Boland, Brian O’Connor, Seamus O’Flaherty

West Kerry Board: Johnny Moriarty (Lispole), John Joe Hussey (Castlegregory), Ronan Griffin (Lispole), Timmy Walsh (Castlegregory), Seán Keane (Lispole), Eoin Curry (Annascaul), Cathal O’Shea (Lispole), Michael Mullally (Castlegregory), Dara Brosnan (0-1) (Lispole), Jack Nix (Castlegregory), Maurice Slattery (Castlegregory), Brandon Hoare (Castlegregory), Brian Rayle (0-1) (Lispole), Colin Devane (Lispole) Subs: David O Dowd (Castlegregory), Alan Falvey (Annascaul), Seán O’Hara (Annascaul), Ryan Manning (Lispole) Dara Moriarty (Lispole)
St Brendans 1-07 South Kerry 2-12

South Kerry were quick off the blocks in this first round county minor championship game played in Ardfert and by the 3rd minute had scored two goals finished to the net by Diarmuid Keating and Sean O’Sullivan. St Brendans responded with two points from Brian Hill and Willie Hurley and Eoin O’Brien prevented a third goal in the 5th minute but Diarmuid Keating then added a further point for South Kerry. St Brendans recovered from the early onslaught to score a goal from Brian Hill and a point from a free from Ivan Parker to narrow the gap to a single point after seven minutes. South Kerry regained control and scored five unanswered points, two apiece from Diarmuid Keating and Andy Quigley and a point from Dylan O’Donoghue to lead by double scores after 20 minutes on a score line of 2-6 to 1-3. St Brendans finished the first half strongly adding 2 points from Ivan Parker and were unlucky to have a goal disallowed in that period. South Kerry led at the half time break on a score line of 2-6 to 1-5 in what had been a half of fast flowing football.

The second half had a slower tempo of football. In the first minute of the half Adam O’Dwyer from South Kerry scored a point and it was not until the 36th minute that Neil Collins O’Brien scored St Brendans opening point of the half from a free. Sean O’Sullivan and Dylan O’Donoghue added two further points before Neil Collins O’Brien scored his second point for St Brendans in the 46th minute. In the final fourteen minutes Mark Sugrue, Sean O’Sullivan and Adam Quigley added three further points to leave South Kerry comfortable and deserving winners on the night on a score line of St Brendans 1-07 South Kerry 2-12.

Spa 2-13 Kenmare 2-12

Spa and Kenmare District minors served up an absolute thriller in the opening round of the Minor County Championship, with the home side having a nine point second half lead overhauled by the visitors to draw level, only to win with a brilliant last point by man of the match Liam Kearney.

The outstanding Kearney and Shane Cronin at midfield gave Spa an early platform and a brace for Darren O’Connor (2) and Kearney (2f) to a Killian Spillane free had them in front by 0-4 to 0-1. Spillane and fellow county minor Dan O’Donoghue shared an enthralling duel throughout. Stephen O’Sullivan and the Spillane cousins Killian and Pat helped Kenmare District into a 0-6 to 0-5 lead following a Shane Cronin point – Spa were guilty of several wides and Kenmare would have led by more but for great Spa defending by Dan O’Donoghue and Mike McCarthy in particular. Darren O’Connor and another super score by Shane Cronin had Spa in front by 0-7 to 0-6 after a fascinating first half.

Spa hit turbo early in the second half. Evan Cronin pointed a tightly angled free and, after keeper Ray O’Shea parried a Shane Cronin rocket, Evan volleyed the rebound to the net. Another goal from Conor Cronin and points from Dara Moynihan and Evan Cronin to a lone Killian Spillane free had Spa leading by 2-10 to 0-7.

A resolute Kenmare District gunned the engines and came back fast and hard, with David Hallissey blasting to the net and points from Pat and Killian Spillane closing the gap. Spa were guilty of some bad turnovers at this stage but a fisted point from Evan Cronin and another from Corey Doyle restored a six point lead. Undeterred by the loss of Stephen O’Sullivan to a second yellow, Kenmare had points from Killian Spillane and Seanie O’Shea (2) and a scrambled goal from Josh Crowley Holland with just minutes left.

With injury time remaining, Liam Kearney managed to work a tight angle down the right wing and superbly split the uprights for a winner. One last Killian Spillane free from distance drifted just wide to consign Kenmare District to a back door game against East Kerry next Tuesday.
Referee Mike Hennessy had a great game and did justice to two well-prepared teams.

Spa: David Carroll, Eoin Fitzgerald, Dan O’Donoghue, Conor Kearney, Mike McCarthy, Aydan Mulvaney, Mikey Moynihan, Liam Kearney (0-3), Shane Cronin (0-2), Dara Moynihan (0-1), Corey Doyle (0-1), Ciaran Spillane, Mike Foley, Evan Cronin (1-3), Darren O’Connor (0-3). Subs Conor Cronin (1-0), Fergal O'Donoghue

Kenmare: Ray O’Shea, David Crowley, Patrick O’Shea, Aaron Morris, Dara O’Shea, John Mark Foley, Darragh Siochru, Fionan O’Sullivan, Josh Crowley Holland (1-0), David Hallissey (1-0), Stephen O’Sullivan (0-2), Patrick Clifford, Seanie O’Shea (0-2), Killian Spillane (0-5), Pat Spillane (0-3). Subs: Dennis Cronin

Referee: Mike Hennessy (Ballyduff)

Kerins O’Rahillys 2-14 Austin Stacks 1-06 

The 1st Round of the Minor Championship was played in sometimes damp but otherwise perfect conditions in Strand Road on Wednesday evening last. 

The Blues’ dominance led from midfield which they had a grip of for the entire match. They also worked tirelessly for possession and covered back and made runs forward when needed. Austin Stacks were first to score in the first minute with a point from Seán Ryan and Kerins O’Rahillys first score came after two and a half minutes from a perfectly taken free from Ryan Carroll who took another shortly after. Kerins O’Rahillys dominated in midfield and had Cormac Coffey available to make sweeping runs forward but a goal from Ciarán Flanagan 10 minutes in left them playing catch up. But following scores from Pádraig Griffin, Gavin O’Brien, Ryan Carroll, Gary Nolan, Gearóid Savage and Karl Mullins and with Austin Stacks (Timmy Murphy) only managing to get one point left the half time score: Kerins O’Rahillys 0-10 to Austin Stacks 1-3. 

Kerins O’Rahillys first half performance built on hard work from the likes Gavin O’Brien and Gary Nolan in particular which was the catalyst for victory. Half forward Ryan Carroll was their key-man because he linked up effectively from midfield to attack and create chances and their defence worked tirelessly to keep Austin Stacks at bay.

Kerins O’Rahillys started the second half as if they had something to prove with every man on the field playing at his best. Link play proved essential and showed when we dominated all over. Key in the second half was the goal scored by Diarmuid O’Sullivan 18 minutes into the half to put 6 points between the sides. After this it was a case of adding on the scores and super sub Daniel Nix did just that by scoring 1-01 as did James O’Connor 0-01. Scorers for Austin Stacks in the second half were Seán Fitzmaurice, Ferdia O’Brien and Seán Dukes but it was not enough to bridge the gap and the final score was Kerins O’Rahillys 2-14 Austin Stacks 1-06.

Kerins O’Rahilly’s: Jack Shortt, Derek Horgan, Darragh Ryan, Dylan Ronan, Donnagh Buckley, David Murphy, Cormac Coffey, Rory Doyle, Gavin O’Brien, Gary Nolan, Karl Mullins, Ryan Carroll, Gearoid Savage, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Pádraig Griffin.
Scorers: Daniel Nix (1-1), Ryan Carroll (0-4), Diarmaid O’Sullivan (1-0), Gearoid Savage (0-2), Pádraig Griffin (0-2), Karl Mullins (0-1), Gavin O’Brien (0-1), Cormac Coffey (0-1) Gary Nolan (0-1) James O’Connor (0-1)
Substitutes: Ben O’Neill (Ryan Carroll), Daniel Nix (Darragh Ryan), Pádraig Murphy (Pádraig Griffin)

Austin Stacks: Claudio Dema, Niall Carroll Cane, Colin Griffin, Dylan Hartnett, Daragh Scanlon, Jack Morgan, Sean Hurley, Jack O’Shea, Timmy Murphy, Seán Ryan, Craig Corcoran, Sean Fitzmaurice, Ciarán Flanagan, Sean Dukes.
Scorers: Ciarán Flanagan (1-1), Jack O’Shea (0-1), Timmy Murphy (0-1), Sean Ryan (0-1), Sean Fitzmaurice (0-1), Sean Dukes (0-1).
Substitutes: Ferdia O’Brien (Jack O’Shea), Anthony Moynihan (Colin Griffin).

Referee was Brendan Brosnan (Glanflesk)

Mid Kerry 1-12 Dr Crokes 0-9

Mid Kerry travelled to Lewis Rd and came away with a fine win over the homeside thanks to a fine team performance. Kerry Minor Liam Carey had a big influence on proceedings scoring 1-2 while Jonathan O’Sullivan with 0-3 and Patrick Daly 0-2 also contributed to the scoring.

The Draw for the first Round of the Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor County Championship was made today and resulted in the following pairings: 

Preliminary Round – July 1st

St Kierans V Feale Rangers (A)

Round 1 – July 9th
Dingle V West Kerry

Kerins O’Rahillys V Austin Stacks

An Ghaeltacht V “A”

Spa V Kenmare District

Shannon Rangers V East Kerry

St Brendans V South Kerry