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Keanes SupervaluKillorglin MFL Div1Final: Ballydonoghue V Dingle 2015-05-23 21:48:00

Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor League Division 1 Final

Ballydonoghue 1-11 Dingle 0-9

The Keane's Super ValuKillorglin Minor County League Div 1 final was played on 22nd May in Austin Stack Park between Ballydonoghue and Dingle in front of a large vocal crowd. Conditions were excellent with Dingle playing with the aid of a slight breeze into the Horan end in the opening half.

Dingle, who were the reigning champions, started the brighter and after an early missed free Tomás Sheehy opened the scoring for the Westerners. Conor Geaney added a free to put Dingle 2 points ahead before both sides were wide of the mark. Dingle continued to make the running and Ballydonoghue's defence had to dig deep to keep their team in the game. Cian O'Mahoney brought off a top class save from Tomás Sheehy at the expense of a 45 and Gareth Hickey Brosnan pointed the resultant placed ball. In a rare attack,Ballydonoghue opened their account when full forward Jack Foley swung over an excellent point off his trusted left leg. Sheehy and Geaney added points to extend Dingle's lead to 5 points to 1 after 20 minutes. Another Dingle attack was turned over by Conor Horgan who attacked at pace, he transferred the ball to midfielder Kevin O'Donnell who played a one-two with Foley before despatching an unstoppable shot to the Dingle net. 2 minutes later Dingle were dealt another body blow when Tomás Sheehy received a black card from referee George O'Donnell for deliberate obstruction on Jason Foley as he broke out of defence. The pendulum was swinging in Ballydonoghue's favour now. Darragh Sheehy and Geaney swapped points before Brian Mason tied up matters as the half time whistle sounded.

Half time score Dingle 6 points, Ballydonoghue 1-3.

On the resumption, Liam Brosnan put Dingle back in front before Ballydonoghue hit a purple patch. The Dingle custodian had a point blank save before O'Donnell put the rebound over to level matters again. A superb individual attack by Ballydonoghue midfielder Brian ÓSeanachain resulted in a penalty. Darragh Sheehy's effort was superbly saved by Davidus Uosis in the Dingle goal but Sheehy held his nerve, scored the resultant 45, and added another almost straight away. Jack Foley from a free and Kieran Lynch extended the North Kerry sides' advantage to 4 points for a now rampant Ballydonoghue side. Geaney pulled one back before Ó Seanachainkicked the point of the evening. Jack Goulding, who provided a great outlet all night, joined in the scoring with a neat score for the North Kerry side. Dingle rallied and pressed forward by Aiden and Mark O'Connor, they were not going down without a fight. O'Mahony again saved excellently before Geaney reduced the margin with a well-taken point. Jack O'Connor and Jason Foley held firm in defence however and Ballydonoghue were to have the last say when Sheehy pointed with a 40 metre free.

As the final whistle sounded, there were great scenes of delight and unbridled joy as Ballydonoghue had made history by winning the Div 1 League title for the first time. Final score was Ballydonoghue 1-11, Dingle 0-9.

The winners shield was presented to Ballydonoghue captain Darragh Sheehy by County Committee Treasurer Dermot Lynch.
Peter Keane of Keane's Super Valu Killorglin presented the Man of the match trophy to Kevin O'Donnell of Ballydonoghue.

Ballydonoghue: Cian O'Mahony,Conor Horgan Jason Foley Donal Doyle William Kissane Jack O'Connor Kieran O'Connell Kevin O'Donnell Brian Ó Seanachain Jack Goulding Darragh Sheehy Kieran Lynch Jack Behan Jack Foley Brian MasonFir Ionaid: 16. Paddy Kissane 17. MichealFoley 18. Daniel Power 19. Joseph Lynch 20. Stephen Mason 21. Mike Dee 22. Michael Gogarty 23. Liam Kissane 24. Shane Kennelly 25. Alvaro Nunez Alanso.
Bainistíocht: Bainisteoir: P.J. Foley,Treánalaí: Denis Lynch,Roghnoirí: Martin Sheehy, Pa Foley, Anthony Shanahan

Dingle: Davidus Uosis ,Shane Ó Conchúir Tomás Leo Ó Súilleabháin Brian Ó Conchúir
Marc Ághas,Aodán Ó Conchúir (Capt ) Cathal Mac a'tSíthigh, Marc Ó Conchúir Pádraig Mac a' tSíthigh, Ruadhan Mac Cárthaigh Gareth Hickey Ó Brosnacháin Luke Mac GiollaEarnáin, Tomás Mac a' tSíthigh Conor Ó Géibheannaigh Liam Ó Brosnacháin
Fir Ionaid:

16. Eoin Ó Brosnacháin (Eoin Brosnan)17. Mikey Ó Beolláin (Mikey Boland) 18. Séamus Ó Flaitheartha (Séamus Flaherty)19. Tomás Ó Dubháin (TomásDevane) 20. Niall Ó Géibheannaigh (Niall Geaney) 21. Donncha Ó Siochrú (DonnchaSugrue)
22. Ruairí de Brún (Ruairí Brown) 23. Jason Mac a tSíthigh (Jason Sheehy)
24. Lúcás Ó Connaill (Luke O'Connell) 25. Dara Mac Gearailt (Daragh Fitzgerald)
26. Eoin Ó Muircheartaigh (Eoghan Moriarty) 27. Mikey Ó Baoighill (Mikey O'Boyle)
Bainistíocht: Séamus Ó Dúbhda, Robbie Ó Grifín, Murt Ó Muircheartaigh, Pól Ó Scannláin, Seán Ó Géibheannaigh, Pádraigh Ó Brosnacháin.