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North Kerry League vs Asdee

posted 13 Feb 2017, 02:24 by Shane O'Connell
Knocknagoshel 1-9 Asdee 1-8

On a bitterly cold afternoon in Willie Walsh Park Knocknagoshel both sides 
contributed to an entertaining and keenly contested match. Knocknagoshel started the brighter and were quick to take the game to the visitors with Niall Barrett getting on the end of two team moves to put his team into an early lead. Wing forward Mike Breen responded for Asdee with the first of his two points in this half. Michael Walsh replied with a long range point before his opposite number Darragh Keane kicked a point for the visitors. Mike Breen levelled matters with his second point but it was to be his team's last score of the half. Knocknagoshel got into their stride and reeled off four unanswered points, the first a curler from the right hand side by John O'Keeffe. Niall Barrett stepped up to take a penalty when Conor Sheehan was brought down in the square and was unfortunate to strike the butt of the post. Michael Walsh and Niall Barrett both pointed and Micheál Shine ended the half with a fine point coming forward from his half back position to leave the half time score at 0-7 to 0-3 in favour of the home team.

Asdee took the game to Knocknagoshel much better in the second half and their full forward Eoin Tydings pointed to reduce the deficit. Knocknagoshel replied with a point from David O'Donoghue who was a constant threat to Asdee's defence in this half. Further points from Mike Breen and Darragh Keane closed the gap again before David O'Donoghue rounded the Asdee keeper to slot his side's goal. With a sniff of blood Knocknagoshel poured forward but this left gaps at the back which Asdee exploited with an excellent goal from Eoin Tydings and a point from Eoin Kennedy to cut the gap to the minimum. Niall Barrett pointed a free for Knocknagoshel to open the gap to two with time ticking down. Darragh Keane pointed for Asdee to leave the final score at Knocknagoshel 1-9 to Asdee 1-8.

Knocknagoshel Team:
1. Michael Brosnan
2. Darragh O'Connell
3. John Brosnan
4. Mike Murphy
5. Micheal Shine(0-1)
6. Padraig Reidy
7. Conor Sheehan
8. Michael Walsh(0-2)
9.Shane O'Connell
10. David Cahill
11. John O'Keeffe(0-1)
12. Cillian O'Connor
13. Steven O'Connell
14. Niall Barrett(0-4, 2 frees)
15. David O'Donoghue(1-1)
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