Roche fires Celtic to victory in replay

Thinking tactics: Celtic manager Brian Spillane

KINGPINS Killarney Celtic copperfastened their standing as the undisputed superpower of Kerry soccer when they completed their second successive glorious double with a victory replay victory over Castleisland.

Having already retained the KO Cup when they hammered Tralee Dynamos 5-0, Celtic drew with Castleisland last weekend but made no mistake in the replay with a spirited 1-0 victory to seal yet another double.

The Killarney Celtic team that clinched the double with a 1-0 victory.
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The bizarre ruling of the Kerry District League dictates that the team that finished on top of the Premier A Division must face a winner-takes-all clash with the runners-up at Mounthawk Park – no matter how far the pacesetters are ahead.

Celtic just got on with it and a golden strike by Danny Roche after 25 minutes – he was fastest to react to a rebound – proved their difference between Brian Spillane’s changes and the spirited Cstleisland side.

Celtic could even afford the luxury of a missed penalty when Stephen O’Mahony’s effort was saved in the 44th minute as they held on to retain a back-to-back double which is a feat that hasn’t been achieved in Kerry soccer for over 40 years.

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