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Kerins O’Rahillys & East Kerry in U21 Final 2015-07-29 22:00:00


Acorn Life Under 21 Championship Semi Finals Reports
Kerins O’Rahillys and East Kerry qualify for the Under 21 Final



Kerins O’Rahillys 1-16 John Mitchels 0-6
This victory by Kerins O’Rahillys over their Tralee neighbours at Connolly Park was every bit as emphatic as the scoreline suggests. The winners took control from the start and with Jack Savage pulling the strings up front they were always controlling the game especially in the middle third where captain Martin Tierney, Cormac Coffey, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Cian Sayers and Savage dominated proceedings.
Rahillys had first use of the strong wind and wasted little time in putting scores on the board leading by 3 points to no score after just four minutes and worse was to follow for Mitchels when midfielder Mike Wrenn was black carded for a body check in the 8th minute. Ronan Quill made it 4 points before Akeem Molloy and Cian O’Brien gave Mitchels hope with two good scores. However, Rahillys were dominating the play and added three more points to lead by 7 points to 4 after 24 minutes with Wayne Doyle converting two frees for the losers. Rahillys were almost in for a goal soon after but Josh O’Reilly did well to deny Ronan Quill at the expense of a “45” that Savage pointed. Robert O’Connor in the Rahilly’s goal then brought off a fine save at the other end from Mitchell Donnelly to leave the half time score 8 points to 4 for Rahillys.
Rahillys continued to dominate on the restart with Savage extending their lead and we had to wait until the 40th minute before Cian O’Brien had Mitchels’ first score of the half despite having wind advantage. It was to be another 20 minutes before they added to that 5 point tally as Rahillys, with Savage, Cormac Coffey, Martin Tierney and Gearoid Savage excelling, were dominant in every sector of the field. They added 1-5 without reply, the goal a well worked affair that Cormac Coffey was at the end of in the 48th minute and try as they might, Mitchels could do nothing to prevent the Strand Road side from reaching the final against East Kerry, a game that will be played on August 11th.
Teams and Scorers:
John Mitchels: Josh O'Reilly, Argjent Kastrati, Cian Sheridan, Pat Kearney, Gary Murphy, Frank O'Donnell, Jonathan O'Halloran, Mike Wrenn, Jake Moran, Akeem Molloy (0-1), Conor Hurley, Sean Moloney, Wayne Duggan (0-2 Fr), Shane O’Connor, Cian O'Brien (0-3, 2fr). Subs: Gary Roche, Peter Murphy, Aaron O’Keeffe, Mikey Walsh
Kerins O’Rahillys: Robert O’Connor, David Murphy, Martin Tierney (c), Tommy Begley, Karl Mullins, Cormac Coffey (1-0), Mitchell Donnelly, Diarmuid O’Sullivan (0-1) Cian Sayers (0-1), Gavin O’Brien, Jack Savage (0-8, 0-4 frees), Brian Scannell, Gearoid Savage (0-2), Padraig Griffin (0-1), Ronan Quill (0-1). Subs: Eoin Carroll (0-2), Dylan Ronan, Derek Horgan, Ryan Carroll, Shane O’Sullivan, Daniel Nix.
Referee: Jonathan Griffin (Glenbeigh-Glencar).

East Kerry 2-17 An Ghaeltacht 0-12

Played in JP O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin,East Kerry qualified for the Acorn Life county Under 21 Championship final following an eleven points victory over An Ghaeltacht. The winners laid the foundation for victory in the first half and it was all East Kerry who led 2-09 to 0-05 at the break. They were dominant in the middle of the field and put some very good moves together, driven on by centre back, Shane Cronin who provided Conor Keane with the first goal,after a great passing move, and then scoring the second goal himself. Tomás Ó Sé was the major threat for An Ghaeltacht, scoring 0-2 from play and kept his side in touch.
Half time score East Kerry 2-09 An Ghaeltacht 0-05.
The second half started very lively and was much more competitive. An Ghaeltacht battled in the third quarter, were dominant in the middle area of the field, outscored East Kerry and brought the margin back to 7 points and could have narrowed the gap even further but for two great saves by East Kerry keeper Aaron Farrell. However, it was a high mountain to climb for An Ghaeltacht, especially against a district team at semi final stage. East Kerry increased their lead in the last quarter and ran out convincing winners.
Final score East Kerry 2-17 An Gaeltacht 0-12
East Kerry Scorers: Shane Cronin (Spa) (1-03), Padraig de Brún (Firies)(0-03), Lee O' Donoghue (Glenflesk) (0-04;1f), Conor Keane (Legion) (1-01), Mathew Rennie (Fossa) (0-02), Paudie Clifford (Fossa) (0-03), James McCarrick (Glenflesk)(0-01).
An Ghaeltacht Scorers: Tomás Ó Sé (0-02), Seán Ó Bambaire (0-02), Dara Ó Sé (Captaen) (0-07;4f), PJ Mac Láimh (0-01).
East Kerry: Aaron Farrell (Spa), Shane Courtney (Glenflesk), D.J. Murphy (Gneeveguilla), Cathal Sheahan (Legion), Dan O'Donoghue (Spa), Shane Cronin (Spa)(1-03), James O'Donoghue (Firies), Liam Kearney (Spa) Captain, Kieran Murphy (Glenflesk), Padraig de Brún (Firies) (0-03), Paudie Clifford (Fossa) (0-03), Mathew Rennie (Fossa) (0-02), Lee O' Donoghue (Glenflesk) (0-04;1f), Gary O'Sullivan (Listry), Conor Keane (Legion) (1-01). Fir Ionaid: James McCarrick (Glenflesk) (0-01), Tadhg O'Shea (Fossa), Padraig O'Sullivan (Gneeveguila), Gavin Kelly (Glenflesk), Conor Herlihy (Gneeveguilla), William Courtney (Firies).
Bainisteoir: James Fleming
Roghnoirí: John Keane, Dermot O'Mahony, James Cahillane Treanálaí: Nigel Shevlin

An Ghaeltacht: Seán Ó Lúing, Cathal Ó Gairbhia, Cian Ó Murchú, Máirtín Ó Gorman, PJ Mac Láimh (0-01), Cathal Ó Lúing, Seán Ó Bambaire (0-02), Rob Ó Sé, Caoimhghín Ó Beaglaoich, Séamus Ó Muircheartaigh, Dara Ó Sé (Captaen) (0-07;4f), Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Tomás Ó Sé (0-02), Briain Ó Murchú, Eanna Ó Conchuir. Fir Ionaid: Pádraig Óigí Ó Sé, Peter Paul Sauerland.
Bainistíocht: Tomás Ó Muircheartaigh, Dara Ó Cinnéide, Marc Ó Sé, Cathal Ó Dubhda
Referee: Daniel Clifford (Laune Rangers)