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Skellig return from Kenmare with a win!

posted 2 Apr 2013, 02:07 by Unknown user
Played in showery, underfoot conditions, the Portmagee side ran out winners on a 0-6 to 0-3 scoreline. Skellig started the brightest with Ciaran Keating slotting over a free. The Rangers, playing with the wind in the first half were 0-2 up after good work from Brian Hickey set up Martin O’ Sullivan who pointed. Kenmare were finding it difficult against a stern Skellig defence with Kevin Martin and... Gerard O’ Sullivan giving examples of ferocious tenacious tackling. Keating pointed again from close range and just before half time he added his 3rd and the away sides 4th when he popped over.
The second half commenced with a point from the boot of Kevin O’ Sullivan to open Kenmare’s account. Brian Hickey slotted over for the Green and Gold men but up stepped Seanie O Leary to point for the home team to make it 0-5 to 0-2. The last ten minutes were tense again as Aidan O’ Sullivan swerved a longe range beauty to make it 0-6 to 0-2. Kenmare searched and probed for a goal but only could muster up a point in the last action of the game. Final score- 0-3 Kenmare 0-6 Skellig Rangers. Man of the match- Gerard O’ Sullivan.
The Portmagee team lined out as follows:
1.Padraig O’ Sullivan. 2. Brian O’ Sullivan 3. Bernard Walsh 4. Shamus O’ Sullivan 5. Mike Keating 6. Kevin Martin 7. Gerard O’ Sullivan 8. Aidan O’ Sullivan 9. Stephen O’ Sullivan 10. Alan Devane 11. Brian Hickey 12. Brian Murphy 13. Martin O’ Sullivan 14. Ciaran Keating 15. Micheál O’ Sullivan.
Subs: Stephen O’ Sullivan for Mike Keating (injured), Ronan O’ Shea for Micheál O’ Sullivan, Bernard Casey for Martin O’ Sullivan, Declan O’ Sullivan for Bernard Walsh


Next game is against Listowel in Portmagee next Sunday at 2pm!

Micheal O'Sullivan Asst. PRO
Report from Kenmare PRO
SFL Round 1
Kenmare 0-3
Skellig Rangers 0-6

Back in to league action and a tough day it was. The wind and rain in Kilgarvan (pitch was in good condition) made it well neigh impossible to play football. Skellig Rangers made the most of conditions in the first half and did just enough in the second to take the points.
For Kenmare the first half was hard going. Against the wind it was hard to work th...e ball in and even with Kevin O’Sullivan winning free’s in full forward it was hard to convert them. Down the other end Kerry U21 Ciaran Keating was doing enough to give Skellig the advantage. He scored three first half points, two from play and with Mark O’Sullivan also grabbing one, Skellig went in at the break 0-4 to 0-0.
On the resumption they nabbed another to go 0-5 up and from there it was going to be hard work for Kenmare to reel them in. On 35 minutes Shane O’Sullivan got Kenmare off the mark and the game might have taken off two minutes later had Alan O’Leary’s well-worked shot gone in off the post instead of cannoning away out of danger.
Almost 20 minutes later Kenmare got their second from a Sean Murphy free and Aiden Crowley added another to at least make the remaining minutes exciting. Jimmy Wharton had gone in full-forward and there were a couple of half chances for Kenmare to take something from the game but Skellig defended their goal well and take home the points.
Kenmare: Hughie Murphy; Dara Crowley, Tommy O’Sullivan, Denis O’Shea; Colm O’Sullivan, Sean O’Leary, Aaron O’Callaghan; James Duncan, Jimmy Wharton; Alan O’Leary, Sean Murphy (0-1), Shane Duncan; Shane O’Sullivan (0-1), Kevin O’Sullivan, Aiden Crowley (0-1fr).
Subs: Paddy O’Dwyer, Shane Dalton, Ross Crowley.