Walshs Super Valu South Kerry Championship Quarter Final – vs Ballyfoilmore
St Marys 0 10 St Mls Foilmore 1 06
Played on Sunday last in windy but otherwise good conditions in Foilmore St Marys ability to pick off their scores got them across the line by the minimum but to the champions that’s as good as a 10 point victory job done roll on semi final total new ball game.
Jack Daly,Darren Casey and Aiden Walsh rattled off 3 points from play in the first 6 minutes the latter forcing a top class save from Mls Foilmore keeper Ciaran O Shea.
Matthew O Sullivan 1 free 1 from play,Daniel Daly and Bryan Sheahan replied from frees leaving the score at 05 to 02 after 24 minutes.St Mls Foilmore saw things turn their way when a long ball was punched brilliantly to the net by wing back Cian Goggin.Bryan Sheahan landed a superb 45 to give St Marys the edge at half time 06 to 1 02.Unfortunately for St Michaels Foilmore we saw excellent corner Kevin Griffin having to leave the field with a serious shoulder injury .Best wishes on his recovery.
St Mls Foilmore started the second half in great fashion with a point from play from Brian Smith. Daniel Daly and Matthew O Sullivan exchanged frees to leave the scores tied at 07 to 1 04 after 40 minutes.The next 3 minutes is where St Marys gained the edge they were never to lose.2 frees from Bryan Sheahan and a point from play from Daniel Daly saw them 3 clear.Both sets of forwards failed to score in the next 15 minutes with St Michaels going direct to Mark McCarthy and Matthew O Sullivan only to see a lot of breaking ball mopped up by St Marys defenders.Mark Griffin to give him his due attacked with power at every opportunity setting up St Mls Foilmores last 2 scores in injury time 1 from play from Mikey Joe Driscoll and the last score of the match from Matthew O Sullivan to leave the full time score at St Marys 0 10 St Mls Foilmore 1 06.
Near enough not good enough for St Mls Foilmore but still were not far away credit to Linus Burke for turning out a game side. St Marys will still be hard to beat they are a well balanced championship hardened team.
Mike Daly,Darren Casey,Brian Curran,Oisin Moran,Conor O Shea,Daragh O Sullivan C,Pat Cournane,Bryan Sheahan,Denis Daly,Jack Daly,Adam Quirke!Aiden Walsh,Sean Cournane,Daniel Daly,Anthony Cournane .subs used Pauly O Donoghue,Killian Nolan,Niall Brennan,Niall O. Shea,Mark Quigley,.
St Mls Foilmore
Ciaran O Shea,Ciaran Clifford,Chris O Sullivan,Kevin Griffin,DJ Moran,Darragh Scanlon C,Cian Goggin,Mark Griffin,Padraig King,Luke O Shea,Matthew O Sullivan,James Moran,Alan Smith,Mark McCarthy,Brian Smith.
Subs used Emmet Curran,Mikey Joe Driscoll,Kevin Cronin,Pierce Mc Gill.
Referee Cathal O Dubhda An Gaeltacht.
Report written by South Kerry GAA.
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