Holders Crokes Beaten As Quartet Advance In County Senior Football Championship

Holders Dr Crokes have been beaten by Kerins O Rahillys in the Garvey’s Supervalu County Senior Football Championship, 3-18 to 2-17.

Crokes go into Round 3 while their conquerors progress to the 1/4 Finals. East Kerry, Austin Stacks and St.Kierans also all registered wins in Round 2 today.

Kerins O’Rahilly’s 3-18 Dr.Crokes 2-17
Rahilly’s produced a late comeback to stun Crokes, who looked to be coasting to victory as they led by 9 points entering the final 10 minutes. Crokes led 0-6 to 0-4 entering the 20th minute and 2 goals in a minute, from Brian Looney and Davis Shaw, put them in total control. They were ahead 2-10 to 6 points at the break and still looked good for the win when ahead by 2-16 to 1-12. However, Rahilly’s outscored Crokes 3-6 to 0-2 from hereon in. Colm Kelly reports

East Kerry 6-15 Dingle 2-10

A 4th minute Paul Geaney goal gave East Kerry a 5 point advantage. However, a minute late his Kerry team-mate David Clifford netted for the first score of the day for East Kerry. East Kerry leveled by the 20th minute at 1-3 apiece. 22 minutes in another Paul Geaney goal put Dingle ahead by 2-4 to 1-3 but Darragh Roche netted at the other end 2 minutes later. East Kerry then drew level once more. Dingle had the final 2 points of the half to lead at the short whistle by 2-6 to 2-4. The opening minutes of the second period belonged to East Kerry, an Evan Cronin goal helping them to a 3-7 to 2-6 lead. Holding a 6 points advantage after 46th minutes East Kerry pulled further clear with a goal from Darragh Roche. East Kerry outscored Dingle by 4-11 to 4 points in that second period. Colm Kelly reports

South Kerry 1-15 Austin Stacks 4-7
Stacks had the first two points but South Kerry went in front through an 8th minute goal. South Kerry added a point before a Stacks goal put them in front on 14 minutes at 1-2 to 1-1. Stacks extended their lead to 1-7 to 1-4 by half-time. Early in the second period Shane O’Callaghan grabbed his second goal of the day and not long after Kieran Donaghy netted for Stacks, who now led 3-7 to 1-6. South Kerry had the next 6 scores, closing the gap to one by the 52nd minute mark at 3-7 to 1-12. A Stacks goal 4 minutes from the end seemed to have given them the necessary breathing space but again South Kerry hit back, just failing to draw level. Timmy Sheehan reports

Feale Rangers 1-13 St.Kierans: 1-14

An injury time point gave Kierans the win in this one as Feale Rangers just fell short, having had a man sent off in the first period. It was a tight encounter throughout, with one score separating the sides at half-time; Feale Rgs 0-8 St Kierans 0-7. Feale Rangers had pulled 4 clear after 14 minutes of the second half (1-10 to 9 points) but a late comeback saved Kierans. Tim Moynihan reports