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Thursday 23 October 2014

Mastergeeha bravely battle back but fall just short

Published 28/11/2012 | 09:15

U-16 Round 3 IN the National Cup Under 16 Round 3 Mastergeeha travelled to Corbally and looked to be in for a hiding as they found themselves 30 down.

However, no Mastergeeha teams gives up without a fight and goals from Paul O'Connor, Paudie O'Connor and Kevin Leader saw the Kilbrean boys take the game to extra time. Unfortunately Corbally went in front again and with Mastergeeha pushing for an equaliser they got caught on the break as Corbally wrapped up the win and ended Kerry's interest in the Under 16 section of the National Cup.

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