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Weekly Notes 01/03/15

posted 1 Mar 2015, 14:17 by Kissee Wardlaw   [ updated 1 Mar 2015, 14:19 ]

Result of Saturday’s South Kerry League match: Skellig Rangers 0-7 Valentia Young Islanders 1-02. Played in Portmagee, the first half only saw two scores, one point each from both teams as the players had to deal with a high wind blowing down the field, showers of rain and a muddy pitch. Despite playing with the strong breeze, Rangers couldn’t manage to open up a lead due to Valentia being strong defensively and tenacious in the tackling, especially John Curran and Paul O’ Sullivan. The points came from the outstanding Aidan O’ Sullivan and Paul O’ Connor for Valentia. Skellig Rangers made three changes at half time with Bernard Casey, Alan Devane and Brendan O’ Sullivan replacing Anthony O’ Driscoll, Mike Keating and Sean Courtney respectively. Valentia started the second half brightly and had a goal from Jim Lynch. This seemed to rally the Rangers,however, and they responded through a Micheál O’ Sullivan point and two Daragh O’ Sullivan frees. Bernard Casey equalised when he slotted over from close range and Micheál O’ Sullivan put the Rangers in the lead when he kicked over from a narrow angle after a good run from Brian O' Sullivan. Skellig Rangers were now in control and Bernard Walsh capped a fine performance for himself when he kicked a great point from 30 yards to ensure that his team would win the match, 1-02 to 0-7.

Team: P O’ Sullivam, Stephen O’ Sullivan,Brian O’ Sullivan, R O’ Shea, Brian Murphy, B Walsh(0-1), G O’ Sullivan,A O’ Sullivan(0-1), Martin O’ Sullivan, M Keating, S Courtney, A O’ Driscoll, Micheál O’ Sullivan(0-2), D Keating, Daragh O’ Sullivan(0-2f). Subs used: B Casey(0-1) for A O’ Driscoll, A Devane for Mike Keating, Brendan O’ Sullivan for Sean Courtney, Brendan Murphy for Martin O’ Sullivan

Our Senior team aren’t in action for another few weeks.

Well done to Daragh O’ Sullivan who won an All-Ireland Football Freshers  Final last Thursday with Mary Immaculate College.

On Saturday night, our Junior team were presented with their medals for winning the County Junior League by Kevin Martin, Declan Leary and Anthony Keating. The DVD of the final was shown. Junior player of the year was Micheál O’ Sullivan. Our thanks to Anthony Keating who provided finger food on the night. A great night was had by all!

Fixture: Our minor team are playing Dromid/Waterville in the next round of the County Minor League next Saturday away at 4pm.