U21 FOOTBALL: South Kerry 1-17; Austin Stacks 0-8.
On a beautiful summers evening in Cahersiveen on this Wednesday (16th July) the Divisional side (with all 9 Clubs represented of their 30 man panel) proved too strong for our lads .in the quarter final of the Co. Championship.
South Kerry went into an early two points lead but we were quickly back on level terms with two good points from play. The first came after a brilliant individual run by wing back Seán Ryan (who had a brilliant game the previous evening with our Minors as well) and the second a minute later (in the 8th minute) with David O’Sullivan and Greg Horan placing Danny Carroll who scored.
The home side then began to dominate and all their remaining eight points of the half came from play while our three points came from well taken frees by Darragh O’Brien.
This left the home side with a double score lead at half time (0-10 to 0-5).
When South Kerry scored the only goal of the game two minutes after the resumption it was then a case of damage limitation for us.
We were confined to just three more points during this half – all from play by Danny Carroll, Seán Ryan and Alan Duggan, while the opposition scored a further seven
Team: Patrick Fitzgibbon, Barry Walsh, Eoghan McKivergan, Joseph O’Kelly, Seán Ryan (0-2), Conor Jordan, Ciarán O’Connell, Greg Horan, Alan Duggan (0-1), David O’Sullivan, Darragh O’Brien (Capt) (0-3 frees), Shane Crowley, Eamon McAllen, Danny Carroll (0-2), Kyle Fitzgibbon.
Subs used: Jack O’Shea (24m), Breandán Caball (ht), James Galvin (ht), Ciarán Flanagan (43m), Dylan Harnett (47m), Colin Griffin (51m).
So now it’s on to the Club Championship, the draw for which will be made shortly.