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Desmonds:Keanes SuperValu Killorglin Div 3B Winners 2015-05-15 23:28:00

Keanes Supervalu Killorglin Minor Football League Division 3B Final

Castleisland Desmonds 0-11       Beaufort 0-7

For three quarters of this keenly contested MFL Division 3B Final at Farranfore the result was in doubt, however in the final quarter, the greater physical strength of the Desmonds side, allied to a bigger scoring spread from their forwards, were the decisive factors as the Castleisland side ran out deserving winners.

The opening passages were well contested between two evenly matched teams and the sides swapped points twice in the first twelve minutes of play before Cathal Hanafin and Sean Prendiville edged the winners ahead by 4 points to two by the 24th minute. In between these scores, Beaufort goalkeeper Darragh Curran had brought off a fine save to deny Prendiville a certain goal with a follow up shot also cleared off the line in the 20th minute. Kerry Minor Mike Breen for Beaufort and free taker Hanafin swapped points and Desmonds led by 5 points to 3 at the break, a lead they just about deserved.

Three fine points from Mike Breen, who was dominating proceedings at this stage, to one in reply from Tadhg Walsh for Desmonds, had the sides level on 6 points each entering the final quarter and it looked to be anybody’s game with Beaufort back in it big time. However, two quick points by David Shanahan and the influential Shane O’Connell gave Desmonds the edge at just the right time and further points from Hanafin, O’Connell and Colin McCarthy secured victory for a better balanced Desmonds side.

Scorers: Desmonds: Cathal Hanafin 0-4 (Frees),, Shane O’Connell 0-2, Tadhg Walsh, Sean Prendiville, Brian Leonard, Colin McCarthy and David Shanahan 0-1 each. Beaufort: Mike Breen 0-5 (2 Frees), Aaron Foley and Declan Foyd 0-1 each.

After the game Co. Committee PRO John O’Leary presented the Division 3B Shield to winning captain Conor O’Shea and Seamus Kerrisk of Keanes Supervalu Killorglin presented the Man of the Match Trophy to Desmonds full back David Lynch.

Castleisland Desmonds

1. Alan Browne

2. Shane Lynch

3. David Lynch

4. Padraig O'Connell

5. Danny Browne

6. Conor O'Shea (Captain)

7. Ciaran Breen

8. Brian Leonard

9. Sean Prendiville

10. Colin McCarthy

11. Shane O'Connell

12. Cathal Hanafin

13. Cian Mangan

14. Daithi O'Leary

15. Tadhg Walsh

Fir Ionaid:

16. Patrick Horan

17. Hugh Mulligan

18. Kevin Daly

19. David Shanahan

20. Steven Murphy

21. Luka Brosnan

Bainistíocht; Colm O'Shea, Edmund Hartnett, Patsy O'Donoghue, Tommy Hickey.



1   Darragh Curran

2   Ian McGillicuddy

3   Cormac O'Connor

4   Kevin Coffey

5   Declan Floyd

6   Mike Breen (captain)

7   Conor Cronin

8   Ciaran Kennedy

9   Sean Kelliher

10 Aaron Foley

11 Paul Murphy

12 Jonathan Kissane

13 Joseph Glinwood

14 Cian O'Sullivan

15 Ryan Sweeney

 Fir Ionaid:

16 Paudie Coffey

17 Padraig Cronin

18 Mike Healy

19 Luke Sweeney


Bainistíocht:  Derry O'Sullivan, Austin Rooney, Frank Coffey and Ian O'Shea