County Senior Football League Division 3 Review

Ballydonoghue 2-3 Brosna 2-18

Brosna had a much easier than expected win away to Ballydonoghue having 15pts to spare over the home side.
There was little between the sides with twenty mins gone. Then Brosna hit a purple patch before half time kicking five point in as many minutes without reply. H.T. Ballydonoghue 1-2 Brosna 0-8.

Brosna continued in the same vain after the break with Mike Finnegan finding the net in the first few minutes. Ballydonoghue’s
Stephen Foley did cancel this out soon afterwards. But Brosna tails were up at this stage and they coasted through the second half. With Flor McAuliffe, Adam Barry and Tom McGoldrick proving a real handful

Ballydonoghue: Darragh O’Shea, Stephen Lonergan, Tommy Kennelly, John Enright, Kiaran O Connell,
Micheal Foley, Jack Gogarty, Martin Mahony Eamon Walsh, Jim Cremins, Darragh Sheehy, Stephen Foley, Paudraig Lyons, Colin Mahony, Brian Mason.


Given the great footballing weather , a big turnout of Dromid supporters was guaranteed for their first home game. The Pearses set out their stall from the off with a point from Dilan Ó Donchadha who gave a man of the match performance.
Two further points from Críostóir Ó Faircheallaigh was the result from good team play and distribution from Kerry under 21’s player Graham Ó Súilleabháin. Niall Ó Sé and Ó Faircheallaigh worked well together up front and they pulled off the first goal of the match giving them a comfortable lead. The visitors kept their heads up and notched up well taken points throughout the first half with David Costelloe proving to be constant threat despite good marshalling from young Shane Ó Conchubhair. The opportunity to stretch the lead for Dromid was when they were awarded a penalty but goalkeeper Tony Lyons saved the day and the visitors still remained within sight of their opponents. The half time score was Dromid 1.08 to Laune Rangers 0.06

With a relatively strong wind prevailing in the second half together with stern words from both Managements at half time, it was all to play for. Rangers free taker Colm O’ Shea was first to score from a free and five more scores were clocked up from frees with only one further point coming from play. Dromid used their subs to good effect and they kept the pressure on. The introduction of Mike Frank Russell and John Sheahan was not the answer to LR’s prayers as Dromid’s Niall O Se
added to the scoreboard regularly thoughout the second half to keep their six point margin in tact when required. It was a well-balanced team performance by all of the twenty or so players who played today. The final score was Piarsaigh na Dromoda 2.13 to Laune Rangers 0.13. Eddie Barrett of Knocknagoshel was the referee and acquitted himself well during the sixth five minutes of play. Next weekend will see another home game against Valentia in the South Kerry League. Round 3 will be away to Fossa on Sunday 9th April.

Piarsaigh na Dromoda : Brian Ó Laoire, Shane Ó Conchubhair, Dominic Ó Súilleabháin, Cian Ó Sé, Donnacha Ó Súilleabháin, Padraig J Ó Súilleabháin, Kealan Ó Faircheallaigh Caoimhín Ó Laoire, Graham O’ Suilleabháin(0.01), Críostóir
Ó Faircheallaigh, (1.04,2f) Tomás Ó Curráin, Gearóid J Ó Súilleabháin Dilan Ó Donnchadha (1.03), Niall Ó Sé(0.04 ), Aogháin Ó Conchubhair Fir Ionad: Donal J Ó Súilleabháin, Caoimhín Ó Síocháin Seán GG Ó Sé Micheál Ó Síocháin, Eoin Ó Laoire , Seán ‘Mayo Ó Sé

St Senans 2-06 Na Gaeil 2-18

St Senans opened the game with a point from a free from Dävìd Behan which was cancelled out with a Darragh Carmody point in the 3rd minute for Na Gaeil incidentally Darragh Carmody proved vital for Na Gaeil scoring the majority for visitors through the game. This was a fast pace game with a goal coming for Paidi Quille for Senans, leaving 3 between the sides going in at the break

Half time score St Senans 1-03 Na Gaeil 0-09.

The second half opened with Na Gaeil dominating this half with a point from Mike Griffin, followed by another for Senans by Dävìd Behan. Darragh Carmody found the Senans net in the 10th min of the second half, this was to be Na Gaeil game and continued to slot over the points. In the 26th min of the game St Senans scored a goal by Paidi Quille followed by a point by Dara Kennelly for Senans.

Fossa 1-13 Ballymacelligott 0-18

This proved to be a high scoring, open and entertaining game of football. Ballymac raced into an early two point lead before Fossa struck for a goal from Tadgh O’ Shea in the 5th minute, however Aidan Breen kept Ballymac in touch with a brace of frees. It was nip and tuck all the way through with the sides exchanging the lead on a few occasions and the half finished with Fossa on top

Half time score Fossa 1-08 Ballymac 0-09.

The visitors upped the ante in the second half and controlled proceedings for the most part, again both sides exchanged scores but as the game entered it’s latter stages, Ballymac took control and kicked two late points to seal a very good victory in what was a good game of football.

Annascaul 1-15 Gneevguilla 1-7

Annascaul opened the scoring in this fast-paced game, which was played in beautiful spring weather. The home sides only goal came early in the first half from midfielder Emmet Kennedy. Annascaul dominated the first half.
Half time score Annascaul 1-08 Gneevguilla 0-04.

Gneevguilla had the advantage of the breeze during the second half. Their goal came half ways through this half, scored by Corneilus Buckley, was the result of a penalty. Annascaul continued to dominate the scoreboard, with Jason Hickson scoring 9 points in total, the majority from frees. Both sides introduced a number of substitutions, with Gneevguillas replacements making it onto the scoreboard. Overall this was a fast-paced game with good passages of football from both sides, with a good win for the homeside.
Annascaul: Tommy Pierce, Colm Barry, Eoin Curry, Fintan Herlihy, Huey O’Brien, Gearoid O’Shea, Andrew Finn, Emmett Kennedy (1G), Niall McKenna (1p) Jason Hickson (9p), Shane Foley (1p), James Scanlon, Genie Farrell (1p), James Crean (2p) Cathal Ferriter (1p) Subs: David Clifford for James Scanlon; Aidan Crean for Genie Farrell
Gneevguilla: Patrick O’Riordan, Michael Murphy, DJ Murphy, Timmy O’Leary, Connie O’Connor, Padraig O’Connor, John Sheehan, Dean Crowley, Don Murphy, Donal Murphy (1p), Michael S Murphy, Conor Herlihy (3p), Shane Crowley, DJ O’Connor (1p), Corneilus Buckley (1G), Subs: Kevin Coughlan for Timmy O’Leary, Fergus McAuliffe (1p) for John Sheehan; Padraig O’Sullivan (1p) for Corneilus Buckley