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Keanes SuperValuMFC Shannon Rangers 4-15 St. Kieran's 0-9 2015-07-08 11:05:00

Shannon Rangers 4-15 St. Kieran's 0-9.

Shannon Rangers and St.Kieran's met in O'Rahilly Park Ballylongford for their first round game of the Garveys Co. Minor Championship 2015. Weather conditions were perfect but overcast with a slight breeze bringing pure sea air up from Saleen. St.Kieran's were first on the score board with a point from John McMahon. Shannon Rangers reply was swift with two goals and two points. The goals came from Shea McDonnell and Ciaran O'Connor and Jack Foley scoring the two points. John McMahon scored his second point for the visitors which was their last score of the first half. Thomas O'Connor replaced Cillian Fitzmaurice for St.Kieran's. Shannon Rangers added six more points before the break with three from Darragh Buckley and one each from Jack Goulding, Jack Foley and Ciaran O'Connor to leave the half-time score; Shannon Rangers 2-8 St.Kieran's 0-2.
The second half opened with a Darragh Keane point for Rangers in the first minute but St.Kierans seemed to move up a gear and had a goal bound shot sent out for a 45. From the 45 they hit the crossbar and the rebound was cleared. In the 35th minute Kieran O'Donoghue scored St.Kierans third point but a minute later Killian Walsh O'Boyle scored Rangers third goal. Kieran O'Donoghue added two points for the visitors and TJ O'Connor came on for Cathal Hanafin. Tadhg Walsh replaced Kieran Horan, Alex Fleming replaced Luke Fitzgerald. Shannon Rangers also brought on fresh legs with Kieran Lynch replacing Shea McDonnell as Ciaran O'Connor added another point for Rangers to leave the score 3-10 to 0-5 after 40 minutes. Conor Horgan and Johnny O'Sullivan replaced Jack O'Connor and Killian Walsh O'Boyle on 45 minutes. Jack Goulding and Colin McCarthy exchanged points followed by a Brian O'Seanachain point for Shannon Rangers. With 10 minutes to go Shannon Rangers were awarded a penalty for a leg block which Darragh Sheehy put away. Colin McCarthy added a point for the visitors on the 48 minute. The game finished with three points for Shannon Rangers from Kieran Lynch ,Ciaran O'Connor and Darragh Sheehy and three points for St.Kierans from Killian Keane,Alex Fleming and Paddy Moriarty.
The final score Shannon Rangers 4-15. St.Kierans 0-9.

Shannon Rangers were much too strong for a young St.Kierans team who never stopped trying right to the final whistle and the majority of the team are minors again next year.

Referee Denis Sayers and his umpires did an excellent job in a very sporting game.

Teams and Scorers :-

Shannon Rangers : Jamie Diggins, Jack O'Connor, Jason Foley, Michael Heaphy, Killian Walsh O'Boyle(1-0), Micheal Foley (Capt), Tadhg McEllistrim, Brian O'Seanachain(0-1), Darragh Keane (0-1), Darragh Sheehy(1-1), Shea McDonnell(1-0), Jack Goulding(0-2), Darragh Buckley (0-3), Jack Foley (0-3), Ciaran O'Connor (1-3). Subs: Kieran Lynch (0-1), Conor Horgan, Johnny O'Sullivan, Brian Mason, Finbarr Carrig, Darren Murphy.
St.Kieran's : Jason Cronin, David Lynch, Cillian Fitzmaurice, Darren Horan, Kieran Horan, Conor O'Shea, Michael Reidy, Bryan Leonard, Sean Prendiville, Luke Fitzgerald, Kieran O'Donoghue (0-3), Cathal Hanafin, John McMahon (0-2) Kieran O'Donnell, Colin McCarthy (0-1). Subs: Thomas O'Connor, TJ O'Connor, Tadhg Walsh, Alex Fleming (0-1), Paddy Moriarty (0-1) Killian Keane (0-1).