Fossa win the cup named after former PP

Emmett O’Shea: On target for Fossa

A Emmett O’Shea goal after just 10 minutes proved decisive as Fossa added the Fr James Galvin Cup to their All-Ireland Junior Championship crown with a five-point victory over adjoining parish Listry in the East Kerry Intermediate Championship final this afternoon.

Played at Listry, it was a rematch of this year’s epic Kerry Junior final – believed by many to have been the best game of last year – and once again it was Fossa that had the edge from the start.

Fossa’s in-form Emmett O’Shea and Darren Cronin kicked two early points although Anthony Sweeney, Aaron O’Donoghue and Seán Lehane found the range for Listry, and the sides were level, 1-6 to 0-9 at half-time.

Under new manager Derek Moynihan, Listry actually edged a point ahead on the restart but they could only manage two more points before the final whistle as Fossa got the bit between their teeth and super scores from Emmett O’Shea and Harry Buckley as well as the impressive Eoin Talbot pointed the way to a 1-14 to 0-12 victory.

It was a fitting victory for Fossa given that Fr James Galvin – the man to whom the cup is dedicated – was parish priest there for many years and he was a passionate supporter of all Fossa teams, seldom missing a game. Everyone reads it – ask anyone. Call 087-2229761 to advertise