Cahill up­beat for fu­ture af­ter lat­est suc­cess

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - SPORT -

AF­TER an­other in­jury scare prior to last Sun­day’s Fi­nal, Tommy Cahill did well to play a full and telling part in a fourth Mid Kerry suc­cess for this pre­sent group, a suc­cess where they laid a few ghosts from the de­feat to Beaufort last year to rest some­what.

“It was nice to re­verse what hap­pened last year where we were the team with the lead be­fore we ca­pit­u­lated near the end. Laune Rangers are a great up and com­ing team and we looked in mas­sive trou­ble there in the sec­ond-half. Thank­fully we just kept plug­ging away do­ing the sim­ple things and get­ting the scores to keep us in the game,” the Glen­beigh / Glen­car wing-for­ward said.

Com­ing back to go­ing three and four points down with the next scores was cru­cial n Cahill’s opin­ion as he said the sig­nif­i­cance of win­ning four ti­tles in eight years for the club was not lost on their older con­tin­gent in the club.

“We’ve nearly dou­bled the

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club’s to­tal en­tirely with these four wins and it’s a great way for Ai­dan and Peter to fin­ish as a man­age­ment. They fi­nally got us over the line when it came to win­ning the Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship be­cause the losses were re­ally started to grate on the likes of Fer­gal Grif­fin, Stephen O’Sul­li­van and Dar­ran who had been with the club since we were down in Di­vi­sion 5 and looked like they would be get­ting noth­ing for their ef­forts,” he said.

Cahill ac­knowl­edged the dis­ap­point­ing year for the club in gen­eral be­yond Mid Kerry, but feels the re­turn of Dar­ran O’Sul­li­van to the club’s ranks can keep them com­pet­i­tive head­ing into 2019.

“I re­mem­ber grow­ing up see­ing him play with the Kerry Mi­nors and want­ing to be like him.

“He should give us mas­sive mo­men­tum com­ing back and who­ever the new man­ager will be I think we are ca­pa­ble of com­pet­ing for the In­ter­me­di­ate Cham­pi­onship even from Di­vi­sion 2.”

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Some great per­for­mances by Tommy Cahill and Jack Bros­nan for the vic­tors, Fi­achra Clif­ford added to the prom­ise he showed with the Kerry Un­der 20s this year for Laune Rangers as well but with­out his in­flu­ence la­teon its hard to know if Glen­beigh / Glen­car would have had enough to win with­out Dar­ran O’Sul­li­van who picked up the of­fi­cial award.

Pos­si­bly Glen­beigh/ G lencar stay­ing with 15 play­ers af­ter the 48th minute schmoz­zle that saw them take ex­cep­tion to Johnny Carey’s chal­lenge on Tommy Cahill. Had they lost any play­ers for their re­ac­tion to the in­ci­dent it might have­g­iven the nu­mer­i­cal ad­van­tage to their op­po­nentsat acru­cial junc­ture of a pas­sion­ate en­counter.

Avery prompt fin­ish to the com­pe­ti­tion by the Mid Kerry Board nearly seven weeks af­ter their se­nior side ex­ited the County Cham­pi­onship. With SouthKer­ry­due to be fin­ished by the first­week­end in De­cem­ber and North and East Kerry likely to go close to near Christ­mas, a proper break can be given to the clubs in the dis­trict.

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