fb twitter yt

County League - Division 2 2017-08-13 15:20:00


Killarney Legion 1-16           

Waterville Frank Caseys 0-8

A steady downpour for the entire first half in Dereen impacted in a big way on the quality of football both teams served up. In a cagey and often error strewn first period both defences had the upper hand, however delivery of good ball to the forwards was often errant and over ambitious considering the conditions. 

Legion did have a trump card in Jamie O'Sullivan at full forward and he was the stand out performer on the day with a personal tally of 9 points, while narrowly missing the net on two further occasions. Waterville had their own Mr. Reliable in Stephen O'Dwyer, who returned a fine total of 7 points. 

Legion led by just two points at the break (0-6 to 0-4) but it took Waterville less than 5 mins of the second half to level matters. This shook the home side into action and a scoring burst of 6 points opened a winning gap. 

Shaun Keane was a huge influence in midfield and the introduction of Conor Keane added a big threat, He scored 1-1 from play. Danny and Cathal Sheahan were steady and consistent in the Legion rearguard and needed to be as cousins Barry and Sam O'Dwyer were a constant threat as proved when alert Legion goalie Conor McCarthy had to pull off two top drawer saves.

This win sees Killarney Legion return to Division 1 of the County League.