DENNY PREMIER 'A' LIKE all local derbies between these arch rivals the game did not go without its controversial happenings with Celtic having both Stephen Hayes and Peter McCarthy sent off with half an hour to go in the game.
Athletic took the lead just coming up to half time with a goal from Denis Galvin and seemed set for a great win as the game entered the last few seconds, but a late Stephen Devane goal gave Celtic a point. Athletic had plenty of chances to win the game and it will go down as two points lost for them, but after this performance the season ahead is looking very optimistic for them.
Needless to say Celtic were the happier side with the share of the spoils after having to play with nine men for half an hour but they have only two points from two games, which is a poor return for a team with high aspirations of lifting the league title.
Classic FC 2 Dingle Bay Rovers 1
NEWLY promoted Classic FC caused an upset at Mounthawk Park on Friday night when they put Dingle Bay Rovers to the sword.
The West Kerry side has a new manager this year with Damian Foley taking over from David O'Neill. It was a game in which Dingle went into as favourites, but they got more than they bargained against a very spirited Classic side. Classic went ahead with a fine strike by Neil Hobbart but parity was restored when
Dingle equalised throwing the game into the melting pot. The game was on tenter hooks in an exciting second half with both sides showing a share of creativity. As the half progressed it looked as it if it might take a bit of magic to steal the game and that transpired when Classic got a free kick on the verge of the Dingle box after a foul on Daniel Clinton.
Up came dead kick specialist Anthony McAulliffe with his trusted left peg and he exacted a stunning free kick evading the defensive wall with the ball floating into the top corner of the net for a goal of sheer quality worthy of winning any game. This was a game Classic needed to get something from after losing their first game to Camp so now Eddie Lacey has his side up and running and they could finish high on the table if they keep repeating their current form.
Inter Kenmare 3 Castleisland 4
CASTLEISLAND travelled to South Kerry and came away with three points after a win over Inter Kenmare. Ross Cronin scored a brace while Shane Loughlin and Pa Hickey were also on the scoresheet for the winners.
Camp United 1 The Park 3
IT looked for a long time in the second half that this would end up a draw, but an inspired substitution by Park boss Tommy Naughton had the desired with Dan Robinson coming off the bench and his two goals won the game for the Tralee side. Camp United went ahead in the seventh minute with a Johnny O'Driscoll goal, but Park equalised four minutes later courtesy of Anthony Murphy and it remained that way until the two late goals decided the issue.