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Mastergeega win a seven-goal thriller

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Compiled by Tadhg Brosnan

IN a tough Premier A local derby against Killarney Athletic, Mastergeeha just edged it to take all three points on a 4-3 scoreline.

In the opening half Mastergeeha started the better and were two goals up after half an hour with Darragh McCarthy and Dan Murphy scoring.

However just before the break the home side got a goal back. In the second Mastergeeha had to defend as the home side pushed for the equaliser however mid-way through the half Scott O’Mahoney went a good run and scored with a powerful drive.

However the home side pulled a goal back shortly after and then equalised with 10 minutes remaining. In the closing stages on the game after a clearance out of defence Damien Breen passed to Tony Brosnan who finished well for the winning goal.

Under 14: The under 14s were beaten 2-6 in a cracking game against Ballyhar played in perfect conditions on Saturday morning.

The final score flattered the visitors who took their chances when handed to them to lead 0-3 at the break. Mastergeeha played some good soccer at times and fought back well after the break from 0-4 to 2-4 with cracking goals from debutant Darragh Cashman and Philip O’Leary with Shane Warren also going close twice.

But the lads failed to score more when on top and were caught by two late Ballyhar goals on the break which gave them the points.

Under 16: Mastergeeha beat Killarney Celtic on a 7-2 scoreline following a good team performance that earned them deserved the three points. Paul O’Shea bagged four and Jamie O Shea hit a hat-trick in a game in which all involved played well.

Youths: Mastergeeha qualified for the final of the Kerry area of the Munster Youths Cup with a 3-2 win against Park after extra time. In the opening half the home side took the lead but Mastergeeha equalized when Brian Friel scored just before the break.

Again in the second half the Park took the lead but Mastergeeha battle hard and Paul O’Connor got the equaliser with 10 minutes to go.

In extra time both side created chances with Mastergeeha scoring the winner when Paul O’Connor headed home a Gearoid Kerins corner. All involved played well.