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Skellig Rangers V Gneeveguilla 31/08/14

posted 31 Aug 2014, 10:29 by Kissee Wardlaw
Skellig Rangers collected 2 valuable County League points on Sunday against a defensive, physical Gneeveguilla side on a scoreline of 2-08 to 0-9. Rangers began with some good scores from inside forwards Micheál O' Sullivan, Diarmaid and Ciarán Keating who both scored from long range. Gneeveguilla were finding it difficult to get on the scoreboard as they were not only playing against a strong breeze but also a strong tough defence. Keating pointed from a free again. The midfield area was bunched and tackles were being made with the breaking ball difficult to gather due to the slippy conditions and the odd shower of rain during the first half. Despite playing with the wind in this half Rangers looked like they would go in at half time only 6 points clear. However, Ciarán Keating gathered possession and made an incisive run through the defence, burying the ball to the net with a classy finish. The half ended with the score 1-7 to 0-1.

The second half seen a much improved display from Gneeveguilla and they scored some good points from Dj O' Connor in particular. They were beginning to assert control around the middle but despite their dominance, Rangers worked the ball well to Diarmaid Keating and he goaled well after Alan Devane pointed. The away side had more scores and Rangers defence were beginning to be pressurised coming out with the ball. However, with good tackling and defensive work from Brian Hickey, Brian Murphy and Steven O' Sullivan, Gneeveguilla were unable to secure that goal they needed. Gneeveguilla narrowed it down to 6 points and then had another score from Brendan Sheehan to make it 2-08 to 0-10, full time result. The result means we are now in 8th place on 8 points with Laune Rangers and Kenmare the final two games in the County League.

Padraig O' Sullivan, Brian Murphy, Shamus O' Sullivan, Stephen O' Sullivan, Gerard O' Sullivan, Bernard Walsh, Anthony Driscoll, Stephen O' Sullivan, Aidan O' Sullivan, Mike Keating, Brian Hickey, Alan Devane, Micheál O' Sullivan, Ciaran Keating, Diarmaid Keating.
Subs: Kevin Martin(blood sub for Gerard O' Sullivan inj), Bernard Casey for Alan Devane, Martin O' Sullivan for Aidan O' Sullivan, Brian O' Sullivan, Daniel O' Sullivan, Brendan O' Keefe, Brendan Keating, Aaron Shea, Brendan Murphy

KERRY SENIORS: Well done to Kerry senior team and management on reaching the All-Ireland Football Final after a pulsating match in Limerick where they defeated Limerick after extra time. The final is on the 21st September in Croke Park.