Kilcummin keep Kerry roll going
Fermoy’s missed penalty. And while it seems harsh to blame Padraig De Róiste who has been outstanding for Fermoy all year, they miscued a couple of points too at a stage that could have put them seven points clear. Kerry clubs’ success rate in this grade. This was their 12th title achieved by 11 different clubs (Ardfert were victorious twice — 2006 and 2014). Cork clubs have triumphed just four times. Kerry club football — yesterday’s result completed a five-ina-row for the Kingdom in this grade. A good year also for Kilcummin who head straight back up to senior in 2019. Disappointing more than bad for Fermoy as this was their first championship defeat of the year. Both sets of managements used their bench to full effect. Fermoy introduced all six in an attempt to save the day. The impact of the Kilcummin bench was crucial with Ian Devane’s goal and Damien O’leary’s involvement in the build-up.