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Hastings Cup-Kerry U21 win Round 2 2015-01-10 23:43:00


Hastings Cup Round 2

Kerry 1-17 Cavan 0-8

Kerry secured two points in this must win Hastings Cup game against Cavan at Emo Co. Laois today thanks to an impressive second half display that saw them pull away from the Northern outfit.
Scores were even during the opening quarter after which Kerry had a slender one point lead (4 to 3) and two points from impressive full forward Cillian Fitzgerald helped them into a 7 points to 4 lead by the 26th minute. Fitzgerald was then hauled down in the area and though Cavan keeper Mark Fegan saved Jack Savage’s penalty attempt, the Kerins O’Rahillys man finished the rebound to the net and Kerry went on to lead by 1-8 to 0-5 at the break.
Both sides added two points apiece in the opening six minutes of the second half but with Matthew Flaherty sweeping to good effect at the back, and Micheál Burns, Jack Savage and Fitzgerald in top form up front, Kerry started tacking on the points from the likes of Dara Roche, Greg Horan, Savage and Flaherty to run out deserving winners by a 12 points margin. Jack Savage, with 1-6 to his credit, top-scored for Kerry, while Micheál Burns and Cillian Fitzgerald chipped in with 3 points each.
Kerry play Meath in the final game of the Group on Saturday next in Dr Morris Park in Thurles at 2pm.
The semi finals, and Plate semi finals of the competition are on January 24th with the final on January 31st.

Kerry:
Darragh O'Shea (Ballydonoghue), Cormac Coffey (Kerins O’Rahillys), Gavin Crowley (Templenoe), Cathal Murphy (Rathmore), Conor Jordan (Austin Stacks), Denis Daly (St Marys), Ronan Murphy (Beaufort), Greg Horan (Austin Stacks), Jack Barry (Na Gaeil), Micheál Burns (Dr Crokes), Jack Savage (Kerins O’Rahillys), Brian Crowley (Templenoe), Dara Roche (Glenflesk), Cillian Fitzgerald (Churchill), Matthew Flaherty (Dingle).
Subs: Brian Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht), Liam Carey (Beaufort), Tom O'Sullivan (Dingle), Killian Spillane (Templenoe), Adrian Spillane (Templenoe), Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin).