Kil­coole keep their In­ter­me­di­ate sta­tus

Bray People - - Sport -

Kil­coole 1-11, Val­ley­mount 27: A great late rally by Kil­coole which yielded four points in the clos­ing min­utes was enough to save their In­ter­me­di­ate sta­tus for an­other year.

Luck­less Val­ley­mount led all the way ex­cept where it counted most – at the fin­ish­ing line.

The wind was a fac­tor, but not a big one in this game as it was partly a cross field wind.

Val­ley­mount got off to a good start with a point by Jimmy Fitz­patrick and when mid­fielder Stephen Byrne got the first goal of the match they led by 1-2 to nil.

At half-time the Lakesiders were in front by 1-4 to 0-2.

Kil­coole im­proved a bit on the restart but Val­ley­mount were still well in con­trol at the three quar­ter stage.

Kil­coole’s goal came in the 20th minute and was a rather sloppy af­fair that was fin­ished off by Dar­ragh Keddy. How­ever, they all count and this one was enough to fi­nally arouse Kil­coole from their slum­bers.

Ro­nan Keddy, who had played a great game for the Ire­land U-21 team in the Shinty in­ter­na­tional at Nowlan Park on Satur­day kicked over two mighty left-footed frees to level the game and Richy Gam­mell sent over the win­ner from the other wing deep in in­jury-time.

Kil­coole: Liam Vines; Gerry Mur­ray, Peter McKenna, Owen O’Brien; Owen Han­ney, Kris Far­rell, Peter O’Brien; Paul O’Don­nell (0-1), Jonathan Hynes (0-1); Conor Byrne (0-1), Ro­nan Keddy (0-3), Dar­ragh Keddy (1-0); Shay Hat­ton (0-2), Vin­cent Quigley, Ricky Gam­mell (0-3).

Val­ley­mount: Bren­dan Hughes; Dara Browne, Stephen Cahill, Ed Reid; Ross Farrington, Derek Reid, Lar O’Brien; Stephen Byrne (1-2), Ben Reid; Jimmy Fitz­patrick (0-1), Brien Flynn, Shane Flynn; Glen Cullen, Shay Kelly, Ea­mon Mahon.

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