THE GAME IN 60 SEC­ONDS

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - SPORT -

MAIN MAN

At times Dr Crokes had match win­ners in Buckley, Casey, Burns and Cooper, with Burns’ four points from play a po­ten­tial heads-up for the Kerry man­age­ment. Stephen O’Brien showed great lead­er­ship for Ken­mare but SEAN O’SHEA was par­tic­u­larly cen­tral to Ken­mare’s ef­forts, not only kick­ing three from play but con­vert­ing nine frees, some of which were into a very test­ing wind

KEY MOMENT

The four first half goals shifted the mo­men­tum to and fro, and in dif­fi­cult con­di­tions both teams kicked some sub­lime points. But for in­flu­enc­ing the re­sult O’Donovan’s ex­tra-time goal, which was down to the vig­i­lance of Paul Clarke to keep a lost cause alive, proved the de­ci­sive score and moment.

TALK­ING POINT

The teams meet again in 10 days in the County SFC quar­ter-fi­nal in what it, ar­guably, a more im­por­tant fix­ture than this Club Fi­nal. Nei­ther team held any­thing back here, and while Dr Crokes cre­ated more gopals chances and cre­ated a lit­tle more in at­tack, they now know Ken­mare are a for­mi­da­ble team that will pun­ish mis­takes and can cause an up­set if given a sniff.

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