U14's achieve the Double over the Rebels

U14's achieve the Double over the Rebels

Kerry 1-14 Cork 1-8
Kerry captured back-to-back Munster u14 girls titles with a 6-point victory over Cork in Ballincollig on Saturday last.
Kerry had also defeated Cork last season in an exciting encounter in Listowel and this win is sure to further boost the
development of ladies football at under age level in the Kingdom.
Denis Healy’s girls once again proved that despite the inequity in resources between the neighbouring counties that
the young Kerry girls are capable of competing with Cork at this grade.

A large band of Kerry supporters gathered in the Cork venue to witness what a wonderful display of skill and bravery
by the Kerry girls. Kerry opened the scoring in the 2nd minute with a point from Megan O Connell who went on to have
a very good game. Cork were awarded a dubious penalty in the 7th minute, which was superbly stopped by stand in
Kerry keeper Michelle O Connor. Marie Quirke who was also outstanding in the half forward position scored the first of
her 7 points in the 9th minute and added to her tally 4 minutes later with a superbly taken free from 35 metres. Quirke
continued to terrorise the Cork defence and scored once more after good approach work from Megan O Connor and
Megan O Connell, to hand Kerry a first quarter lead of 0-4 to 0-1.
Cork however enjoyed a purple patch and added 1-2 in the space of five minutes. Clare O’ Sullivan scored Kerry’s final
point of the half to leave Kerry trailing by 1-03 to 0-05 at half time

Aoife Doyle was introduced at half time and proved to be an inspired substitution. Kerry dominated the majority of the
second half with Player of the Match Ciara Murphy particularly impressive on the left wing of the defence. Clare O Sullivan
was on hand to level things up straight after the weekend. Marie Quirke then took control of the game and scored four
unanswered points in the 9th, 12th, 14th and 17th minutes to fire Kerry into the lead on a score of Kerry 0-10 to 1-03.
Cork responded with 2 points of their own, but Aoife Doyle replied with Kerry’s only goal of the game to effectively kill off
the game from a Cork perspective.

Kerry continued to dominate for the remainder of the game and pulled away in the final moments to secure another
Munster crown and a place in the All Ireland quarter final against as of yet unknown Ulster opponents. On the basis of
this performance the Kerry girls have every chance of going along way in the All Ireland series.

Kerry:1) Michelle O’Connor (Kenmare),
2) Geraldine Cahillane (Kenmare), 3) Sinead Guiney (C’Island Desmonds), 4) Niamh De Hora (Corcha Dhuibhne),
5) Kate Sullivan (Corcha Dhuibhne), 6) Sarah Kelly (Southern Gaels) Capt, 7) Ciara Murphy (Corcha Dhuibhne),
8) Megan O’Connell (Southern Gaels) (0-2), 9) Nicole O’Connor (Ballyduff),
10) Sabrina Sheehan (Glenbeigh), 11) Maria Quirke (Na Gaeil) (0-7), 12) Megan Buckley (Dr Crokes),
13) Claire O’Sullivan (Kenmare) (0-2), 14) Niamh Ní Shé (Corcha Dhuibhne) (0-2), 15) Barbara Browne (Brosna)
Subs: Caroline O’Sullivan (Listowel) for Cahillane, Aoife Doyle (Kilcummin) (1-1) for Sheehan, Ailish Lynch (Desmonds) for Ní Shé

Suzuki National League Final.
Cork retained their National League Title against Kerry with a comprehensive win over us on Sunday.
With Cork's Valery Murphys goal in the 4th minute and the further and we were training all through the game.
Aoife O Sullivan replaced Sarah Houlihan on the 14th min, made her mark with 1-01 within in 8 minutes of been introduced.
Her total contibution of 1-04 by the end of the game shows our potential, we got 2 excellent taken goals from Aoife and
Louise Ni Mhuircheartaight. But Cork's Amy O Shea who was the thorn in our side and as a result received Player of the Match.
But by the end first qtr we were trailing on a score of 2-03 to 0-01 and Cork led at the half on 4-05 to 2-03.
As the 2nd half resumed Cork fired two more into our net , one from O Shea and the other from Rhona Buckley.
This game slipped away and we had no answer for their performance.
Cork ran out on a score of 6-13 to 2-10
Kery team:
1) Laoise O Driscoll ( Southern Gaels )
2) Mairead Finnegan ( Dr Crokes ): 3) Grainne Ni Fhlatharta ( Caherlistrane ): 4) Katie Gleeson ( Dr Crokes )
5) Cassandra Buckley ( Dr Crokes ): 6) Caroline Kelly ( Southern Gaels ): 7) Bernie Cronin ( Southern Gaels )
8) Margaret O Donoghue ( Scartaglin ): 9) Bernie Reen ( Legion)
10) Ciara o Sullivan ( Na Gaeil): 11) Patrice Dennehy ( Laune Rangers): 12) Sarah Houlihan ( Laune Rangers)
13) Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh ( Chorca Duibhne 🙂 14) Debra Murphy ( Legion ): 15) Geraldine O Shea ( Chorca Duibhne )

Subs: Aoife O Sullivan for Sarah Houlihan
Sarah J Joy for Cassandra Buckley
Sinead O Sullivan for Ciara O Sullivan
Catherine Sexton for Deborah Murphy
Scorers: Aoife O Sullivan 1-01
Geraldine O Shea 0-03 All frees
Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh 1-00
Ciara O Sullivan and Patrice Dennehy 0-01.

Pat Lawlor Cup
Rnd 7: 2 May
Castleisland D 6-13 V Austin S 3-03
Laune R 3-10 V Na Gaeil 1-06
Sth Gaels w/o from Athea scr
Scartaglin 1-09 V Sneem – Ken 2-04
The final is down for next Saturday between Southern Gaels and Castleisland Desmonds, venue and time to be confirmed.

Pat Lawlor Shield
Rnd 8. 02nd May
Churchill a bye
Ballyduff 6-09 v Glenbeigh 1-04
Abbeydorney 1-11 V Duagh 0-00
C/Des B won V Clounmacon scr
Milltown 2-05 v Rathmore 3-06
Firies 3-02 v Currow 2-04
Abbeydorney are on top with 14 points from 7 games, Ballyduff are joint 2nd on 12 points from 7 games having lost only to
Abbeydorney in the opening round and Rathmore share 2nd with Ballyduff.

Games for next weekend

Pat Lawlor Shield
Rnd 9. FRIDAY 09th May
Duagh a bye
Glenbeigh v Churchill
Cloumacon v Rathmote
C/Des B V Firies
Currow v Abbeydorney
Ballyduff V Milltown

KK Hydraulics Tralee Junior A League
Rnd 3. SUNDAY 11th May
Rathmore V Dr Crokes
Na Gaeil V Austin Stacks
Ballyduff V Sth Gaels B
Sneem – Kenmare a bye
KK Hyraulics Tralee Junior B League
Rnd 3, SUNDAY May 11th
Ballyduff B V Brosna
Currow V Milltown
Duagh V Churchill
Clounmacon V Fires
Castleisland B V Tarbert

Important notice:
The Feile semi final and finals are to be played this Monday evening at 7pm,
we have Listowel Emmetts V Castleisland Desmonds in the semi final.
The winner meets Southern Gaels at 7.30pm on Tuesday evening.

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