South Kerry Hurling League: St. Pats (East Kerry) 0-6; Austin Stacks 4-9.
On a glorious summer’s evening in Fossa our Hurlers made it two wins out of two in the South Kerry League with a comfortable, if not spectacular, win against the home side. We led by double scores at half time (2-2 to 0-4) and had an even better second half, outscoring the opposition by 2-7 to 0-2. Paul Daly was easily the Man of the Match – scoring a hat trick of goals and four splendid points – two of them from sixty fives and one each from a free and from play.
Our fourth goal came on the stroke of full time from Andrew Foley who had missed the whole of last season through injury. Ciarán Breen also got on the score sheet, scoring three great points, coming up from his half back position. And our two remaining points came from two men who will always battle to the end – Danny McGuire and Peter O’Regan. Ger Scollard came on at half time for the injured Cillian O’Riordan – we wish Cillian a speedy recovery from what looked like a nasty hip injury – and Ger was most unlucky not to have scored a 5th goal but it was well saved by the St. Pats keeper.
Team (13 a side): John Connelly, Kevin O’Leary, David Walsh, No Left Back, Ciarán Breen (0-3), Eoghan McKivergan, Andrew Foley (1-0), Andrew Morrissey (Capt), Cillian O’Riordan, Ronan Gilsenan, Paul Daly (3-4), Jason Conway, No Right Full, Danny McGuire (0-1), Peter O’Regan (0-1).
Sub used: Ger Scollard (ht).
We now have two more games to play, both against Duagh, the first at home on next Wednesday (18th July) and away on the following Wednesday (25th July). Throw in at 8pm each evening.