Credit Union County Senior Football League Div 1 Review

Beaufort 2-12 Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-08
On a beautiful sunny evening in Coughlan Park Beaufort, both sides lined out needing some valuable League points. At the end of the opening quarter of the game, the sides were level, Stephen O’ Sullivan opening the scoring with a point for Glenbeigh/Glencar after five minutes. However, less than a minute later, Ronan Ferris for Beaufort buried the ball into the back of the Glenbeigh/Glencar net, after Liam Carey’s shot was saved and ricocheted back into Ronan’s path. The next two points were both from the boot of Tommy Cahill for Glenbeigh/Glencar in the seventh minute, from a 25 metre free, and again in the ninth minute. The second quarter of the match saw Beaufort gradually pull away from their opposition. In the 16th minute, Fergal Hallissey pointed a 20 metre free for Beaufort. Two minutes later, Tommy Cahill also pointed for Glenbeigh/Glencar from a 20 metre free, but this would be their last score for 15 minutes. Three points from Beaufort swiftly followed, all from play. In the 19th minute, Ciaran Kennedy slotted over a point following a nice solo run. Ronan Ferris followed a minute later with another point and, from a very tight angle, Jeremiah O’ Sullivan kicked a lovely point in the 25th minute. Beaufort’s final score of the first half came from a 30 metre free which Fergal Hallissey dutifully slotted over the bar. In the third minute of added time, at the end of the half, Tommy Cahill pointed a 30 metre free for Glenbeigh/Glencar leaving the half time score Beaufort 1-05 Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-05.

The opening minutes of the second half saw Beaufort really assert their dominance on the game, notching up 1-02 before Glenbeigh/Glencar were able to score again. Fergal Hallissey popped over the first of these points in the 32nd minute and, less than 30 seconds later, Ronan Ferris took his second goal opportunity to push Beaufort further in front. Liam Carey took his scoring opportunity when he slotted a point over the bar in the 34th minute. The next two scores would both come from Glenbeigh/Glencar, both points from frees thanks to the boot of Tommy Cahill in the 36th and 40th minutes. However, this period of the game was dominated by Glenbeigh/Glencar, with the majority of play in Beaufort’s half, but they failed to capitalise on this. In the 42nd minute, a high ball in from Liam Carey right in front of the Glenbeigh/Glencar goal saw Nathan Breen fisting it over the bar for another Beaufort point. Then, following a poor kick out, Jonathan Kissane took his opportunity well and Beaufort notched up another point. Glenbeigh/Glencar’s hopes were dealt a further blow in the 45th minute, when Bernard Murphy was sent off after receiving his second yellow card for a high tackle. The resulting 40 metre free was well taken by Fergal Hallissey and Beaufort now led 2-10 to 0-07.
From a very tight angle near the side line Tommy Cahill took his scoring opportunity in the 47th minute and put another point on the board for Glenbeigh/Glencar. Bodies were beginning to tire, as they headed into the final ten minutes of the match, the beautiful evening a tad too warm perhaps for football. Fergal Hallissey notched up another point for Beaufort in the 53rd minute, before Tommy Cahill slipped the ball passed Mike Moriarty in the Beaufort goals in the 53rd minute. The final score of the match would come for Beaufort from Ian McGillycuddy. And thus ending the match.

Beaufort Team: 1. Mike Moriarty 2.Michael J O’ Connor 3.Gerard Hartnett 4.Sean Kelliher 5.Jonathan Kissane (0-1) 6. Mike Breen 7.Jeremiah O’ Sullivan (0-1) 8.Nathan Breen (C)(0-1) 9. Ronan Murphy 10.Liam Carey (0-1)11. Ciaran Kennedy(0-1) 12. Fergal Hallissey (0-5) 13. Daragh Coffey 14.Padraig Doona 15. Ronan Ferris (2-01).
Subs: Padraig O’ Sullivan for Padraig Doona, James Reilly for Jonathan Kissane, Padraig Hartnett for Mike Breen, Sean Foley for Ronan Murphy, Brendan Cronin for Liam Carey and Ian McGillycuddy (0-1) for Jeremiah O’ Sullivan.

Glenbeigh/Glencar Team: 1.Leon Seidler 2. Sean Roche 3.Jerry Hoare 4.Ciaran Doyle (C)5. Oisin O Connor 6. Stephen O Sullivan (0-1) 7.Shane Riordan 8. Colin McGillycuddy 9.Fergal Griffin 10. Dara Casey 11.Caolim Teahan 12.Tommy Cahill (1-07) 13. Jason McKenna 14. Gavan O Grady 15. Bernard Murphy
Subs: Michael Walsh for Stephen O’ Sullivan, Daniel Griffin for Dara Casey, Kieran Courtney for Gavan O’ Grady, Calvin Teahan for Caolim Teahan and Gearoid Griffin for Shane Riordan.

Dingle 1-15 Spa 2-13
Dingle opened the scoring with a point from play for Breandán Kelliher, followed by another Dingle point from play from Tomás Sheehy. David Spillane opened the scoring for Spa with a point from play, before Evan Cronin levelled the game for Spa with a point from play. Brian O’Connell put Dingle ahead with a point from play. Spa took control of the game and points from play for Ryan O’Carroll, a 45 for Niall McCarthy, after a great save by Gavin H Curran in the Dingle goal, Dara Moynihan with another point from play for Spa put them three points ahead. Evan Cronin scored Spa’s first goal shortly after and the score after 15 minutes of play was Dingle 0-3 to 1-5 Spa. Michael O’Donoghue kicked a point from play for Spa. Dingle responded with a Tomás Sheehy point from play, but this was cancelled out by a David Spillane point from play for Spa. Tomás Sheehy kicked two more points from play for Dingle, but it was Spa’s Niall McCarthy who had the final say of the first half, when he kicked a point from play. When Referee Tom Griffin blew the whistle for half time, the scoreboard in Páirc an Ághasaigh read Dingle 0-06 to Spa 1-09.

Dingle started the second half in whirlwind fashion and two Conor Geaney points from frees, a goal from Gareth Hickey Brosnan and a point from play for Tomás Sheehy had them level with Spa after seven minutes of the second half played. A Michael O’Donoghue point from a free kick put Spa one up, but Dingle responded with a Conor Geaney point from a free kick to leave them all square again. Conor Geaney with a point from a free kick and an Aidan O’Connor point from play put Dingle two points up after 15 minutes played in the second half, Dingle 1-12 to 1-10 Spa. A Conor Geaney point from a free kick and a Gavin H Curran point from a 45 put Dingle four points up. While in control of the game, Dingle gifted the game to Spa, some careless passing while on the attack, the home side gave the ball to Spa who broke down the field and, after an initial block by a Dingle defender, Michael O’Donoghue scored Spa’s second goal to put them one behind with six minutes left to play. Michael McCarthy with a point from a play levelled the game for Spa, but Conor Geaney with a point from play put Dingle one up again. Dingle were still one up with 30 minutes played, but two points from play for Spa, one from Evan Cronin and one from Michael O’Donoghue after seven minutes of injury time played gave them a one point lead.

Dingle: Gavin H Curran (0-1, 1fr), Mícheál Flannery, Tom Leo O’Sullivan, Mikey Boyle, Aidan O’Connor (0-1), Brian O’Connor, Breandán Kelliher (0-1), Eoin Murphy, Patrick O’Connor, Mikey Boland, Gareth Hickey Brosnan (1-0), Brian Devane, Tomás Sheehy (0-5), Conor Geaney (0-6, 5fr), Brian O’Connell (0-1) Fir Ionaid: Ruadhan Mc Carthy, John B Brosnan

Spa: James Devane, Conor Stack, Dan O’Donoghue, Eric O’Donoghue, Shane Lynch, Eoin Fitzgerald, Eoin Croin, Andrew Garnett, Michael O’Donoghue (1-3, 1fr), Niall McCarthy (0-2), Ryan O’Carroll (0-1), Michael McCarthy (0-2), David Spillane (0-2), Dara Moynihan (0-1), Evan Cronin (1-2) Fir Ionaid: Michael Shannon, Hugh O’Donoghue

St. Marys 1-13 Dr. Crokes 3-15
Off to a quick start, the visitors had 1-01 on the scoreboard after just five minutes, thanks to Jordan Kiely and Gavin O’Shea. The first half proved much of the same, with Dr Crokes notching another goal from David O’Leary and points from Jordan Kiely, Tony Brosnan and Billy Courtney to widen the gap. Bryan Sheehan, Jack Daly and Dan Daly all contributed scores for St Marys, but ahead at half time were Dr Crokes with 2-09 to St Marys 0-05.

The second half proved somewhat different as St Marys tried to regain some control of the proceedings. Jack Daly scored the first for the home side, which was replied to with five unanswered points from the Killarney side. Three points a piece from Dan Daly and Bryan Sheehan reduced the deficit to eight points, before Bryan Sheehan scored a penalty in the 25th minute. There was a small glimmer of hope, but it was not to be. Dr Crokes scored another and St Marys substitute Ronan O’Shea kicked a consolation point. Full time score read 1-13 to 3-15 to Dr Crokes.

Kerins O Rahillys 1-16 John Mitchels 0-10
Kerins O Rahillys were far too strong in most departments and had a well-deserved victory over old rivals John Mitchels. In Tommy Walsh, Strand Road had their chief playmaker and from play and frees Walsh put over eight points, as well as tormenting the Boherbee defence and setting up a few more scores. The game was only twenty seconds old, when mid fielder Con Barrett won possession from the throw in, soloed in, and with a one two with John C O Connor billowed the net from close range. Points by Gearoid Savage and Tommy Walsh had
them ahead by 1-02 to Mitchels no score after four minutes. However, Mitchels
regrouped and with Sean Moloney, Akeem Molloy and Patrick Kearney setting up the attacks, they had points from Alan O Donoghue, Stephen O Mahoney and Michael Walsh to leave the score at K.O.Rahillys 1-02 to John Mitchels 0-03 at the 11th minute. Rahillys had a great chance of a goal, when Gavin O Brien was put through, but a great save by Dermot Raggett denied him . Indeed Raggett had a Man of the Match performance bringing off three more fantastic saves over the course of the hour. It was all Strand Road for the rest of the half and, with Tommy Walsh in outstanding form, they clocked up the scores with points from Walsh (5) Tom Hoare, Ryan Carroll, and Gearoid Savage to leave them ahead at half time by K.O.Rahillys 1-10 to John Mitchels 0-05, their other two points put over by Sean Moloney and Wayne Duggan.

Both sides traded points on the resumption, with the impressive Alan O Donoghue putting over two and Wayne Duggan two more from frees , but it was Rahillys who dominated most sectors and points by Tom Hoare, Gavin O Brien who fielded some great ball. Tommy Walsh and Ryan Carroll left Strand Road well ahead at the final whistle. Rahillys were well served by Ross O Callaghan, Danny O Sullivan , Cormac Coffey, Cian Sayers and Shane Brosnan in the backs. Con Barrett had a fine game mid field, ably assisted by John C O Connor, while up front Tommy Walsh put in a great hour’s football. For Johm Mitchels, Dermot Raggett had a great game in goals and Patrick Kearney, Jarleth Carney, Sean Moloney Jonathan O Halloran tried hard in defence. Up front, Alan O Donoghue caused Rahillys a lot of problems until blackcarded and he was well supported by Stephen O Mahoney, James Duggan, Wayne Duggan and Wayne Conway.

Templenoe 2-15, Rathmore 1-12

Templenoe earned their second win in the county league after overcoming Rathmore by six points in a sun drenched Templenoe last Saturday evening. The visitors almost got off to the ideal start, but Anthony Sheehan did well to save a goal bound effort from John Moynihan. Then Cian Hallissey and Mark Reen traded scores, before two frees on the trot from county panellist Killian Spillane gave the home side a two point advantage. A minute later, good lead up play by Teddy Doyle who released the ball to Brian Crowley ended with Doyle on hand to palm the ball to the net, after Crowley’s effort was blocked by the keeper. Strangely, Templenoe would not score again until just before the interval, as the East Kerry side starting gaining a grip on proceedings, especially around the middle of the field. Their period of dominance started with a goal from John Moynihan who cut in from the left corner to put the ball passed Anthony Sheehan. This made the score 1-3 to 1-1 at the end of the first quarter. Rathmore went on to follow this up with the next six points in a row courtesy of Shane Ryan, John Moynihan, Mark Reen and Dean Fitzgerald, while Eoin Lawlor and Donal O’Sullivan also got their names on the score sheet. Then the Templenoe forwards finally got their hands on some ball again and scores from Teddy Doyle and Brian Crowley brought them back to within two points at the end of the first half. Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-05, Rathmore 1-07.

Templenoe had the aid of a slight breeze for the second half, but more importantly, they also upped their performance. Three unanswered points from Stephen O’Sullivan, Teddy Doyle (free) and Pat Spillane preceded a second goal for Templenoe through Stephen O’Sullivan. This put the home side ahead by 2-08 to 1-07 after 36 minutes of play. Rathmore replied with scores from Shane Ryan (2) and Mark Reen, either side of a pointed free from Killian Spillane. Pat Spillane added a classic point for Templenoe, but Rathmore hit back with a score of their own from substitute Chrissy Spiers. This left just two points between the sides with seven minutes remaining. Cian Hallissey slotted over a crucial free from the right side, before another point from Stephen O’Sullivan put some more daylight between the sides. Then Teddy Doyle nailed a brilliant free from more than 45 yards out and Templenoe followed this up with a Killian Spillane effort from a placed ball. Rathmore did have one score from Shane Ryan (free) and they tried hard right to the end, but Templenoe had the final say in the contest with a wonderful point from play through Killian Spillane. Final Score: Templenoe 2-15, Rathmore 1-12.

Templenoe: Teddy Doyle 1-3 (0-2f), Killian Spillane 0-5 (0-4f) Stephen O’Sullivan 1-2, Cian Hallissey 0-2, Pat Spillane 0-2, Brian Crowley 0-1
Rathmore: Shane Ryan 0-5 (0-4f), Mark Reen 0-3, John Moynihan 1-1, Dean Fitzgerald 0-1, Eoin Lawlor 0-1, Donal O’Sullivan 0-1, Chrissy Spiers 0-1.

Templenoe: Anthony Sheehan, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, John Spillane, Patrick Clifford, Danny Cahalane Kieran McCarthy, Teddy Doyle, Sean Sheehan, Pat Spillane, Killian Spillane, Denis O’Neill, Stephen O’Sullivan, Cian Hallissey, Brian Crowley.

Subs: Joseph Sheehan, John Rice, Martin Reilly

Rathmore: Kenneth O’Keeffe, Colm Kelly, Micheal Joe Kelliher, TJ Friel, Cillian O’Connor, Brian Friel, Tadgh Moynihan, Daniel O’Sullivan, Donal O’Sullivan, Donal Moynihan, Dean Fitzgerald, Mark Reen, Shane Ryan, Eoin Lawlor, John Moyihan

Subs: Chrissy Spiers, Padraig Cronin, Donnacha McCarthy

An Ghaeltacht 3-17 Legion 2-12