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Kerry get their #kerryladiesspringseries Off to a Strong Start

The Kerry Ladies senior team got off to a good start in their return to the Tesco HomeGrown National Football League Division. They defeated Tyrone on a score of 1-16 to 1-06 in the first game of the #KerryLadiesSpringSeries which took place in Fitzgerald Stadium supported by Lord Kenmare’s Restaurant.

Despite the bad weather the pitch was perfect, which is testament to the good work of the grounds staff there. Both teams started off a little edgy but it was Kerry who dominated possession in the early stages & would have been disappointed with their return, with the first score only coming after 6 mins from Louse Ni Mhuirtceartaigh.

The first half finished with Kerry 0-7 Tyrone 0-4. However, Kerry warmed to their task in the second half & after 10 mins Patrice Dennehy goaled for the Kingdom after a well worked team move, leaving the score 1-08 to 0-4. Tyrone did reply immediately with a point but Kerry took over & went onto score 7 points leaving them in a comfortable position.

Tyrone near the end did get a fortunate goal, a high ball lobbed in over rookie keeper Amanda Brosnan’s head. However Kerry sealed the game with the final point & taking full points on their return to Division 1. Final score 1-16 to 1-06. The defence played extremely solid as usual & Bernie Breen dominated in midfield. Though Kerry hit a number of wides in the first half, they found their shooting boots in the second half.

A much sterner test ahead, as next they face Dublin. That game is scheduled for Sunday 9th February in Portmarnock, weather permitting. Kerry’s next home game in the #KerryLadiesSpringSeries is 16th February in John Mitchells Complex, Tralee against Laois.

Team & Scorers:  A Brosnan, C Lynch,  A Desmond, G Crowley, J Brosnan, D Hallissey, M Quirke, L Scanlon 0-1, B Breen, E Sherwood, S Houlihan 0-5 (0-2F), D Corridan, P Dennehy 1-1, L Galvin 0-2, L Ni Mhuirtceartaigh 0-6 (0-1F).Subs: A Lyons 0-1 for M Quirke (H/T), S J Joy for J Brosnan (40), C O’Sullivan for P Dennehy (46), C Buckley for G Crowley (50) B Lane for S Houlihan (55), L Collins for C Lynch (55), D Murphy for D Corridan (55)

Report from Kerry’s PRO,  Imelda Roche, gives a round up of their victory over Tyrone.

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