Mid Kerry 2-9 Killarney Legion 2-13
By Elaine O’Donoghue, Club PRO
LEGION travelled to Killorglin expecting a tough encounter from favourites Mid Kerry and that’s exactly what they got. Stunned with two goals in the opening minutes, Legion had it all to do midway through the half, chasing a 2-2 to 0-2 lead.
To their credit through. the midfield pairing of Jack O’Neill and Billy Maguire steadied themselves and overturned the deficit by half time going in with a lead of 2-3 to 2-8 with goals coming from in-form Conor Keane and James O’Donoghue and two cracking long-range points from the boot of Jamie O’Sullivan.
Legion continued to extend their lead 2-6 to 2-13 with some well-taken frees and excellent work by Aidan Slattery, Legion looked to be well on the way into the next round.
Mid Kerry, for their part, continued to push hard but couldn’t crack a stubborn Legion defence who held out for the final whistle. Legion will be well happy with this team performance as were the many supporters who travelled on the day.
Team and scorers: Brian Kelly, Cian Gammell, Damien O’Sullivan, Darragh O’Doherty, Rob Leen, Danny Sheehan, Jonathan Lyne (0-1), Billy Maguire, Jack O’Neill, Aiden Slattery, Jamie O’Sullivan (0-5), Denis Sheehan, James O’Donoghue (1-4), Padraig Lucey, Conor Keane (1-3).
Subs: Finbarr Murphy for Denis Sheehan; Shaun Keane for Padraig Lucey; Kevin Breen for Aiden Slattery; Cathal Sheehan for Shaun Keane; Donal Lyne for Kevin Breen; Mike Pierce for Jamie O’Sullivan.
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