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The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - SPORT -

lows here might never again play with each other. In­ter­me­di­ate is a funny kind of a grade, you could have a com­pletely dif­fer­ent team next year, so this is spe­cial for the boys to be all here to­gether.”

Kil­gar­van se­lec­tor John Fo­ley con­curred with the as­sess­ment that the first half goals ul­ti­mately de­cided the is­sue. It was a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for a lot of his young play­ers, and, for the Club, who are go­ing in the right di­rec­tion, with the work be­ing un­der­taken at un­der age.

“They did, (the first half goals), there was a few break­ing balls inside, and, we weren’t alert enough, they got on to the breaks, and scored those three early goals, and that was the dif­fer­ence. We were fight­ing an up­hill bat­tle, there was a very strong wind in the first half as well, to be fair. In the sec­ond half we did well, but it was too much of a lead to fight back, it was too much of an ask re­ally.

“Now, a lot of our lads are young, hope­fully they will learn from the ex­pe­ri­ence and come back again. Hav­ing said that, Ard­fert had a panel of thirty-four play­ers in an In­ter­me­di­ate team, and they are a su­per team to be fair to them, so we were al­ways go­ing to be un­der pres­sure. We had three or four in­juries go­ing into the game and I think the day caught up with us big time, to be fair. Our un­der­age is very good at the moment, and hope­fully over the next few years we will get stronger ev­ery year, and that’s our pri­mary aim, to build on this, to be back again, and hope­fully take it from there.”

John O’Leary, County Board PRO pre­sent­ing, the St Brendan’s team cap­tain De­nis Mo­ri­arty with the County IHC Cup

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