THE GAME IN 60 SEC­ONDS

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - SPORT -

MAIN­MAN

All of the con­tenders were from C harleville with Dar­ragh Fitzgibbon, as ex­pected, be­ing quite in­flu­en­tial at vary­ing stages in pro­ceed­ings. How­ever, the Charleville full-back line con­trib­uted sig­nif­i­cantly with Dar­ren But­ler, in par­tic­u­lar in the right cor­ner be­ing con­sis­tently ef­fec­tive. A toss up be­tween the two re­ally with the nod, just about, be­ing given to the man of the mo­ment, Dar­ragh Fitzgibbon.

KEY MO­MENT

Prob­a­bly, the only goal in the game even if it ma­te­ri­alised as early as the six­teenth minute. Up un­til that par­tic­u­lar junc­ture Lix­naw had coped quite well and with the ad­van­tage of the breeze, they needed to build up a pretty size­able lead. The goal, how­ever, com­ing as it did, seemed mo­men­tar­ily to knock the wind out of their sails and there­after Charleville al­ways looked likely.

TALK­ING POINT

The fact that All Star Dar­ragh Fitzgibbon was tog­ging out within sev­en­teen hours of re­ceiv­ing the award in Dublin. Once again, it em­pha­sises the lack of plan­ning in terms of the pro­gramme of fixtures for clubs. Hav­ing lit­tle or no time to en­joy the cel­e­bra­tions, his ar­rival in Lix­naw and his sub­se­quent per­for­mance con­firmed that one of Charleville’s most cel­e­brated sport­ing sons is an All Star in ev­ery sense of the word.

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