WITH the unusual occurrence of having a father and son in the squad, MD O’Shea’s of Killarney were great value for their win in the Kerry Inter Firm Football Championship final when they had far too much firepower for a plucky Fexco Group, headquartered in Killorglin.
The thrilling decider, played at the John Mitchels complex in Tralee, saw a glut of goals – eight in total – but the reigning champions always held the upper hand.
The Killarney side was bolstered by some top notch players from East Kerry clubs, including Glenflesk’s county championship star Chris O’Donoghue and Dr Crokes trio Mark O’Shea, Chris Brady and Brendan Falvey.
The game was particularly noteworthy when veteran Eamonn Bowler, from the Glenflesk club, was introduced in place of his son, Jonathan, and both played a significant part in the success on the field for their employers.
MD O’Shea’s notched four goals in the first half but Fexco conjured up two of their own to leave the score at the break 4-12 to 2-2.
The second half wasn’t half as exciting or as free-flowing as the first and MD O’Shea’s held on with relative ease to run out 5-14 to 3-5 victors.
It as their second year in a row clinching the Kerry Inter Firm title following their victory over the same opposition last year and in the Munster final they were too strong for Boston Scientific in a provincial decider played at the University of Limerick.
The will now progress again to the Munster Inter-Firm Championships and, all going their way, they could go all the way to the ultimate stages of the All-Ireland championship.
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