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Kerry v Galway Suzuki National League S/F Clash

Kerry v Galway Suzuki National League S/F Clash

Kerry moved to the top of the Suzuki NFL Division 1A standings without having to complete their final match of the campaign. Wexford, who were firmly rooted to the bottom of the group, handed the Kerry girls a walkover, which guaranteed the Kingdom girls top spot in their group. Kerry qualified with a record of four wins and one draw and a scored an impressive total of 14 goals in their four matches while conceding only four. Kerry’s top goalscorer and score in general was Debra Murphy with a total of 6-2. Next in line is the irrepressible Geraldine Murphy who finished the group stages with a total of 0-17 while Patrice Dennehy also chipped in with 2-6. Aishling O’Sullivan and Sarah Houlihan contributed 3-2 and 2-4 respectively further illustrating the fact that Kerry are no longer relying on individuals this season. The even spread of scoring in their forward line is a refection of Kerry’s ever increasing forward options. Sarah O’Connor is back in training and the return of the Southern Gaels star will further increase Kerry’s firepower. Kerry now take on a familiar foe in the shape of Galway in the semi-final due to be played on the weekend of April 6th.
We are still awaiting a venue for the semi finals which will known during the next few days. Both sides met at the same stage of last year’s competition in Tuam with the Galway girls coming out on top. On that occasion Kerry competed well with Galway for fifty minutes of the game but a Niamh Fahy inspired Galway eventually broke the Kerry resistance. Galway eventually ran out winners in that game by a margin of 1-11 to 1-7.The Kerry side has evolved significantly since then however with 8 new faces currently being utilised in their starting fifteen. In the other semi-final reigning All Ireland champions Cork will face the winners of the Tyrone/Armagh play off due to be completed next weekend. The prospect of an all Munster National League final remains a possibility as Kerry and Cork will be favourites to emerge from both semi-final clashes.

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