Champs Kil­te­gan stay in ti­tle race

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set­tled into the job of de­fend­ing their ti­tle.

An­thony Fur­long again opened the sec­ond their half scor­ing with a point in the 10th minute but David Cullen an­swered with a Shil­le­lagh point.

Ten score­less min­utes passed in which time Kil­te­gan kicked five bad wides on the trot be­fore Jacko Dal­ton broke through for a point. Seanie Fur­long added two more from play to re­store Kil­te­gan’s five point ad­van­tage.

Then Shil­le­lagh struck for a sec­ond goal in the 52nd minute, An­thony Cullen the scorer, and the game was wide open again.

How­ever it was Kil­te­gan that showed the greater hunger at this stage. The Cap­tain Jacko Dal­ton was lead­ing by ex­am­ple and boxed over a point to keep his side in con-

KIL­TE­GAN

Jef­frey Ber­ming­ham (0-1), Stephen Cor­ri­gan (0-1), Jacko Dal­ton (0-2), James Doyle (0-1), Seanie Fur­long (0-3), An­thony Fur­long (2-2). 1. Alis­ter Han­bidge 2. Jim Bob Dal­ton 3. John Byrne 4. Jef­frey Ber­ming­ham 5. Paddy Finn 6. Blaine Har­mon 7. Stephen Cor­ri­gan 8. John O’Toole 9. Jacko Dal­ton 10. Barry Dal­ton 11. James Doyle 12 Mikie Fo­ley 13. John Far­rell 14. Seanie Fur­long 15. An­thony Fur­long

Stephen Far­rell for Finn; Keith Fur­long for B.Dal­ton trol.

In one last rally Keith Byrne sent over his sixth point but Jef­frey Ber­ming­ham kept Kil­te­gan’s safe goal ad­van­tage with the last point of an en­ter­tain­ing match and saw them stay in front to the end.

An­thony Fur­long was top scorer with 2-2 and had a great game. How­ever Man of the match must go to worka­holic Jacko Dal­ton. Seanie Fur­long got no goals this time but he made the open­ings for An­thony’s two, scored some great points and was the most in­flu­en­tial for­ward over the hour.

Keith Byrne was on fire in the first half but lost some of the glit­ter when moved out field in the sec­ond half; Paddy Byrne had a great game at mid­field An­thony and David Cullen trou­bled the Kil­te­gan de­fence all through.

SHIL­LE­LAGH

Paddy Byrne ( 1-0), An­thony Cullen (1-0), David Cullen (01), Keith Byrne (0-6)

Shil­le­lagh's David Cullen finds his path blocked by the Kil­te­gan de­fence.

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