Geaney on song as Din­gle down Ken­mare

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - SPORT -


Ken­mare 0-8 Din­gle 3-11

KEN­MARE’S chal­lenge for a place in the semi-fi­nals came to an abrupt end with de­feat in Fr Breen Park by vis­i­tors Din­gle.

The de­feat means they’re star­ing down the bar­rel of a gun as re­gards their se­nior sta­tus. They have to de­feat Rath­more this week­end to stand any chance of avoiding a play-off and even then there’s ev­ery chance scor­ing dif­fer­ence will come into play.

Din­gle, mean­while, are look­ing pretty good, but as of yet they still can­not be cer­tain of their place in the fi­nal. A de­feat at home this week­end to Le­gion (cou­pled with a Ken­mare win against Rath­more) could see Le­gion into the fi­nals on head to head.

Wins for Rath­more and Le­gion would see the group de­cided on scor­ing dif­fer­ence and at the mo­ment that’s look­ing pretty good for the West Kerry men at plus twenty fol­low­ing a hefty win in Ken­mare.

A point by Din­gle the goalie, Gavin Curran, from a 45 after 12 min­utes put the West Kerry men 0-3 to 0-2 ahead and Din­gle kicked three more unan­swered points by the 20th minute.

How­ever, Ken­mare en­joyed a very good fi­nal ten min­utes of the first half and two points by Paul O’Con­nor and an ex­cel­lent Kevin O’Sul­li­van point left the min­i­mum be­tween the sides at the break.

Din­gle got the per­fect start to the se­cond half, a goal after 30 sec­onds, Paul Geaney with a tap in fin­ish. Ken­mare re­sponded with two pointed frees by Paul O’Con­nor, but Din­gle took con­trol of the con­test for the re­main­der of the half.

Five points were added fol­lowed by two goals within a minute to make it 3-11 to 0-7 with five min­utes to go. A black card for Stephen O’Brien and a red for David Hal­lis­sey dur­ing the se­cond half didn’t help the home side, but Din­gle showed enough in Fr Breen Park to sug­gest that they’ll take beat­ing in this


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