KERRY sides require a positive return from second round ties to the Credit Union Duhallow U20 Football Invitation Cup if they are to reach the knock-out phase.
That comes after a whitewash of results to the opening series that concluded on Sunday and saw John Mitchels, holders Rathmore / Kilcummin, St. Kierans and East Kerry come a cropper to Muskerry, Clonakilty, Duhallow and Avondhu. East Kerry conceeded a weekend walkover to Avondhu.
However, Kingdom representatives have a chance of redemption in the second round draws where Kerry teams must win if they are to remain in contention. Teams that win two games progress to a semi final, a single win from two games books a quarter final berth while a side that loses both games is out of competition thus the pressure is on Kerry sides to deliver.
From round 2, some attractive games lay in store.
Holders Rathmore / Kilcummin come up against Avondhu hoping to overcome the erasing of a five points advantage to Clonakilty. Debutants Muskerry impressed first time out as they seek to continue winning ways against East Kerry, hosts Duhallow are pitted against John Mitchels with surprise first round victors Clonakilty encountering 2011 winners St Kierans.
Second round ties are planned ahead of New Year's Eve, results will determine quarter and semi final positions.
2nd round draw Rathmore/Kilcummin v Avondhu East Kerry v Muskerry John Mitchels v Duhallow St. Kierans v Clonakilty