Kil­worth good value for the win

Kil­worth Celtic 5 Park United 2

Irish Examiner - County - - Sport - Jack O’Ma­hony

KIL­WORTH se­cured a big U18 League 1A vic­tory on home soil this Satur­day af­ter­noon, tak­ing all three points in style against a top Park United team in Kil­worth.

Leo Cof­fey was the star of the show for Kil­worth, net­ting a hat­trick in­side the open­ing twen­ty­five min­utes to set his team on their way to a much needed vic­tory.

In a day when most games had been rained off, strug­gling Kil­worth, who have only mus­tered three points from ten games, were on song against a Park United side chal­leng­ing for top spot in the U18 League 1A.

Park United started the game on the front foot, do­ing ev­ery­thing but find the net in the open­ing 10 min­utes.

Evan Mulc­ahy was in­te­gral in the num­ber eight shirt for the vis­i­tors, com­mand­ing pro­ceed­ings go­ing for­ward for his side.

How­ever, it was the home side who struck first, find­ing the net through Leo Cof­fey with a fine fin­ish.

It didn’t take long for Cof­fey to find the net again, dou­bling his tally in the space of two min­utes with an­other well-taken ef­fort.

The third came right be­fore the twenty-five minute mark, a well worked move on the break cul­mi­nated in the Kil­worth striker bring­ing his and his team’s to­tal to three on the af­ter­noon. The home side started the sec­ond half as they had fin­ished the first, find­ing the net five min­utes af­ter the restart this time through De­nis O’Driscoll.

Now four be­hind, the Mitchel­stown side even­tu­ally found the back of the net through Evan Mulc­ahy. A fine piece of skill by the mid­fielder gave him space be­fore fir­ing into the Kil­worth net. Dy­lan Con­nolly was on hand to close the gap to two just mo­ments later for Park United, giv­ing his team a glim­mer of hope as the game was en­ter­ing the lat­ter stages.

How­ever the mo­men­tum was short lived for the vis­it­ing out­fit.

With min­utes to play Kil­worth had their fifth, putting the game well out of their op­po­nent’s reach. De­nis O’Driscoll was the man to come up with the goods again for the home side, cap­ping off a su­perb team per­for­mance on a wet af­ter­noon in Kil­worth.

Kil­worth Celtic will look to build on this vic­tory when they travel to Kin­sale next Satur­day, while Park United host Car­ri­ga­line United as they look for a swift re­turn to form on home soil.

KIL­WORTH: Cil­lian Fitzger­ald; PJ Ah­erne, Michael Dolan, Luke Fin­nan, De­clan Geary; Jack Casey, Michael Shee­han, Sean He­garty, De­nis O’Driscoll; Leo Cof­fey, Jamie Fo­ley.

PARK: Dar­ren Capelit; Eoin McNa­mara, Cameron Keane, Sean O’Con­nell, Ro­nan McGrath; Pierce Pickett, Evan Mulc­ahy, Dy­lan Con­nolly, Paul Fitzger­ald; Eoin O’Con­nell, Aaron Walsh.

Ref­eree: PJ Ah­erne

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