County Senior Football League Div 1 Review

St Marys 2-10 Templenoe 1-09
The final round of Division 1 saw St Marys host Templenoe in Con Keating Park on a wet, windy and miserable Saturday evening. Killian Spillane got the scoring under way 30 seconds into the game with a point from play for the away team. The following two minutes saw the home side score three points from Aidan Walsh, Sean Cournane and Liam O’Connell. The wet and windy conditions saw both Bryan Sheehan and Pat Spillane miss a free each. Bryan Sheehan made up for this with a point from play, as well as a point from Jack Daly. The thirteenth minute saw St Marys’ Liam O’Connell leave the game with an injury, introducing Muiris Fitzgerald into the game. Killian Spillane scored a point for Templenoe. Three more points for the home team, two frees from Bryan Sheehan and a point from Sean Cournane, and a point for Templenoe from John Spillane saw the home side lead eight points to three at half time.

Sean Cournane set the scoring under way in the second half after one minute. Templenoe answered with two points from Tadhg Morley and Stephen O’Sullivan. Darren Casey, Sean Cournane and Bryan Sheehan kicked three wide balls, which only fuelled the Templenoe boys. Four unanswered points for Templenoe (Tadhg Morley, Denis O’Neill, Stephen O’Sullivan and Pat Spillane) saw both sides level for the first time in the game. The St Marys’ men knew when to up the tempo, responding with two goals from Sean Cournane and Muiris Fitzgerald, and a point from Anthony Cournane. Adrian Spillane finished the game with a goal for Templenoe.

Team Line-outs:
St Marys: Michael Daly, Killian Nolan, Brian Curran, Oisin Moran, Patrick Cournane, Denis Daly, Conor O’Shea, Bryan Sheehan 0-3 (2f), Aidan Walsh 0-1, Niall Brennan, Darren Casey, Jack Daly 0-1, Anthony Cournane 0-1, Liam O’Connell 0-1 and Sean Cournane 1-3.
Subs introduced: Muiris Fitzgerald 1-0, Mark Quigley

Templenoe: Anthony Sheehan, Tom Spillane, Kieran O’Neill, John Spillane 0-1, Kieran McCarthy, Tadhg Morley 0-2, Danny Cahalane, Adrian Spillane 1-0, Sean Sheehan, Josh Crowley-Holland, Pat Spillane 0-1, John Moriarty, Denis O’Neill 0-1, Killian Spillane 0-2 and Eoin Murphy.
Subs introduced: Stephen O’Sullivan 0-2 (1f), Dan O’Connor

John Mitchels 1-17 Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-13
Conditions were perfect for the game. John Mitchels opened the score with a point from a Niall Sheehy free, followed by a further point from Mikey Kelliher. Stephen O’Mahony and Niall Sheehy scored two further points in the first quarter and Glenbeigh/Glencar scored two points, leaving the scoreline 0-04 to 0-02 at the end of the first quarter. Mitchels added three further points before half time, two from Alan O’Donoghue points from play and one from a converted free from Niall Sheehy. Glenbeigh managed four points before halftime: John Mitchels 0-07, Glenbeigh 0-06.

As in the first half, Niall Sheehy added a point from a free in the second minute. Mitchels added four further points in the third quarter. Glenbeigh responded with a vital goal in the eighth minute and with four further points left the score line: John Mitchels 0-12, Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-10. Both teams gave everything in the final quarter to the enjoyment of the spectators. Glenbeigh stretched the lead by two points, but Mitchels levelled the match with points from play from Stephen O’Mahoney and Seanie Moloney. Glenbeigh stretched ahead by the minimum with a point from play, but with points from Niall Sheehy and Shane O’Connor Mitchels edged ahead with eight minutes remaining. Glenbeigh fought hard to level the game again, when Mitchels scored a vital goal from the boot of Shane O’Connor after receiving an accurate cross field pass from Niall Sheehy. Mikey Kelliher got the final score of the game with a point from a converted free to finish off the game leaving the final scoreline John Mitchels 1-17, Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-13.

Kerins O Rahillys 3-19 Dingle 0-14
Kerins O Rahillys qualified for the Credit Union Div. 1 Final with a well deserved win over Dingle played at the Strand Road pitch in ideal conditions. A Man of the Match performance by Rahillys’ Gavin O Brien, where he finished with two goals and fielded some great ball and where Rahillys dominated and are worthy winners at the final whistle. Dingle were well in the game until half time, but in the first two minutes of the second half, Rahillys hit them with a goal and two points and it was hard for Dingle to come back after that. Rahillys had a great chance of a goal in the first minute, but a great save by Dingle goalie, Gavin Curran, denied them. Jack Savage had the first score a point from play and Savage added three more from frees and play, to leave Strand Road ahead by 0-04 to Dingle’s 0-02 at the tenth minute, their points coming from Cathal Bambury and Mikie Geaney. The impressive Matthew Flaherty had their third point, leaving the scores at K.O.Rahillys 0-06 to Dingle 0-03 at the 15th minute, with Barry John Keane and Jack Savage getting their fifth and sixth point. Points by Jack Savage (2) from Barry John Keane and another from Tommy Walsh left the half time score at K.O.Rahillys 0-10 to Dingle 0-06, their points coming from Mikie Geaney (2) and Matthew Flaherty.

It was Rahillys who thundered into the second half with a well taken goal by Gavin O Brien and points by Tommy Walsh and Jack Savage had them ahead by 1-12 to Dingle 0-07 and in the driving seat. Dingle did reply with a Matthew Flaherty point, followed by another by Sean B Brosnan. However, a second goal by Gavin O Brien in the 43rd minute had Rahillys ahead by 2-14 to Dingle 0-10 and dominating. Dingle tried hard and points by Brian Devane Cathal Bambury and Mathhew Flaherty kept them in touch, but Rahillys who replied with points from John C O Connor, John Ferguson, David Moran and a third goal by Padraig Griffin
sealed the issue. Dingle were without their U21 players, who play East Kerry
in the final and their status was already secure in Div 1, while Rahillys will have a shot at Dr. Crokes at Lewis Road in the final .

An Ghaeltacht 2-17 Rathmore 3-19

Killarney Legion 0-12 Beaufort 1-11

Div 1
Final; Crokes v Rahillys
Relegated; Beaufort, Mitchels, Glenbeigh Glencar